Drikung Kagyu Institute
Founder and Spiritual Lead H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang / H.H. Drikung Kyabgön Chungtsang
Address: P.O. Kulhan, Sahastradhara Rd, Dehra Dun 248001, U.A. India
Phone: 0091-135-2607853, 2607310
Jangchubling Monastery is the central institute of the Seat in Exile of the Drikung Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism. Approximately 200 monks from Tibet, Mongolia, Nepal and Ladakh, India, live at the Drikung Kagyu Jangchubling Monastery. The young monks undergo monastic education. The subjects they study are Buddhist teachings, chanting, gur (religious songs), rituals, religious music instruments, torma making (offerings), sand mandalas and building of chörten (stupas).
The Drikung Kagyu Institute offers Junior School education for young monks, mostly aged between 8 and 17 years. They are taught Buddhist Teachings, Tibetan, English, social studies, science, biology and mathematics. They can stay up to the 8th grade. For their religious education, the young monks are taught through reading and memorizing a wide range of prayer texts. At present there are ten teachers for the 86 young monks in the Junior School.
Drikung Kagyu Samtenling Nunnery
Address: Drikung Kagyu Samtenling Nunnery, Challen Gaon Road, P.O. Kulhan, Dehra Dun 248001, UA / INDIA
Phone: +91-135-2607789 / 135-2607147
Another part of the Drikung Kagyu Institute is the Drikung Kagyu Samtenling Nunnery. The nunnery was founded by His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche in 1992. It functions as an educational center as well as a center to preserve and promote the traditional Drikung Kagyu nunnery system. Samtenling Nunnery is located in the northern Part of Dehradun, close to Jangchubling Monastery. At present the Nunnery is divided into Retreat, College and Monastery. The nuns in the Monastery attend the same Dharma classes as the nuns of the college, but they have separate classes for Tibetan, English, Mathematics and General Knowledge. The college nuns study at Samtenling, but they have the same subjects as the monks at Kagyu College.
Address: Kagyu College, P.O. Kulhan, Sahastradhara Road, Dehra Dun-248001, UA / India
Advanced studies in Buddhist Philosophy are a necessary foundation for the preservation and spread of the vast and profound Buddha Dharma for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Kagyu College was established in order to preserve an unbroken lineage of teachings. It is an institute of traditional higher Buddhist philosophical and scriptural study. Emphasis is put on training a sufficient number of qualified monks to serve future generations.