Dzogchen Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Nyingma tradition, the original Buddhist tradition in Tibet. It is also the main monastery for over three hundred branch monasteries in the Kham, Amdo and Central regions of Tibet. Since the early eighties the monastery has been undergoing reconstruction and it is currently home to over two hundred and fifty monks. Numerous teachings, empowerments and prayer festivals are held throughout the year, as well as the annual lama dance of King Gesar.
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The Dzogchen Masters
The Enthronement of the Seventh Dzogchen Rinpoche
Dzogchen Monastery is famous for the wisdom and spiritual realisation of the Dzogchen masters. The main resident lamas include Kyabje Pema Kalsang Rinpoche, the Fourteenth Drukpa Rinpoche, the Seventh Dzogchen Rinpoche, the Fifth Mura Rinpoche, Drukchen Thodop Namgyal Rinpoche, Dockden Tulku, Tulku Gonchok and many more.
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The Grand Temple of Dzogchen Monastery was rebuilt in 2003 by Thodup Rinpoche on the site of the original.
New temples dedicated to the Buddha (top), built by Tulku Gonchog, and to Tara, built by Drukpa Tulku, have also been built.