Bir Billing See

Deer Park Institute, Tea Factory, Shopping

Download Travel Guide in Pdf (1,230 KB) format… Siddhartha’s Intent Society set up Deer Park Institute: A Center for Study of Classical Indian Wisdom Traditions in the campus of Dzongsar Institute, an old Buddhist college, to promote classical Indian arts, sciences, and philosophy. Another primary aim is to revive education system of famous ancient Indian university of Nalanda that was a hub of Buddhism. Deer Park comprises Buddha, Tara, and

Nima / Rajmahal (?): a Private Tibetan Residential Building

Download Travel Guide in Pdf (1,230 KB) format… A few steps away from Chaugan Chowk, the Tibetan-style residential complex is like a mini fortress featuring buildings in lovely orange and white color. We are not sure about the name of the building. We asked the locals. Some of them told us that it was called Nima, others told that it was known as Rajmahal, and some named it as Shaolin.

Drikung Kagyu Bhumang Jampaling Monastery

Download Travel Guide in Pdf (1,230 KB) format… About 45-minute walk from Chaugan Chowk in Lower Bir, the monastery in Chauntra, Mandi represents the Drikung Kagyu Lineage of Buddhism. The monastery complex houses a gompa, mess, guest house, monk accommodations, and roomy open spaces. Gompa The corners of the golden pagoda style-roof are adorned with the heads of makaras. The flat roof of the gompa features the traditional wheel and

Palpung Sherabling Monastic Seat

Download Travel Guide in Pdf (1,230 KB) format… Palpung Sherabling Complex is a world of maroon and yellow tints, tones, and shades enhanced with green pines. The golden yellow pagoda-style roofs with the curled eaves and the finials are visible from faraway places, including Ahju Fort and Landing Site / Sunset Point in Lower Bir.  The finial consists of inverted bells, an amlika, and a triangular core. The golden yellow

Palyul Chökhorling Monastery in Bir, Himachal Pradesh

Download Travel Guide in Pdf (1,230 KB) format… Palyul Chökhorling Monastery Palyul Chökhorling Monastery painted in yellow and red colors represents Nyingma School of the Tibetan Buddhism. One of the six main Nyingma monasteries, Palyul comprises of a gompa (Buddhist temple), handicraft shop, and monk rooms. The temple built on a high yellow and red platform faces a huge courtyard surrounded by the monk quarters. Palyul Gompa The gompa has