Monk at Dharma Chakra Centre- sikkim

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Monk at Dharma Chakra Centre or Rumtek Monastery. It is one of the most important seats of
the Kagyu lineage outside Tibet. In the early 1960's, His Holiness the Sixteenth
Gyalwang Karmapa, founded this seat.
The Centre has become the International Kagyu Headquarters during the life of
His Holiness, and was the place from which lineage activities have manifested
throughout the world. Here, the younger generation of Kagyu masters are being
trained in the traditional study and meditation practices which have
continuously been taught and practiced for the last 800 years.
The establishment of the Dharma Chakra Centre, Rumtek, Sikkim, India, includes:
1. The Rumtek Monastery: The beautifully structured main shrine temple and
monastery surrounded by monks' quarters, where monks and Tulkus are trained in
traditional tantric ritualistic arts and sadhana practices. His Holiness the
Sixteenth Karmapa resided on the top floor and the most of the important relics
are enshrined there. More
2. Drupdra Yiwong Samten Ling: A three-year retreat center built in the late
1970's by His Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa, where traditional
three-year retreat training is given, in accordance with the tradition of the
Kagyu lineage. More
3. Karma Shri Nalanda Institute: The Shedra, or monastic college, affiliated
with the Sampurnnant Sanskrit University in Varanasi, was founded by His
Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa. The young monks and Tulkus are trained
in traditional buddhist education with a touch of modern educational systems. At
the top of the old Shedra building, the relic of the Sixteenth Karmapa is
enshrined. More
4. Karme Dechen Chökhor: A nunnery founded by His Holiness the Sixteenth
Gyalwang Karmapa, were the nuns receive full training in the tantric ritual arts
and sadhana practices.

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