Chokling Monastery-Bir (H.P.)

Chokling Monastery-Bir (H.P.)

The Chokling Monastery is situated in Bir (H.P.). Bir is the small town located in the Mandi, District of Himachal Pradesh. Bir Billing is famous for paragliding but as well as it is also famous for its Monasteries. There are two Monasteries in Bir, but here we are discussing about the Chokling Monastery. The full name of the Chokling Monastery is Pema Ewan Chokgyur Gyurme Ling, and it was established in the 1960s after the eviction of Tibetans because of a Chinese attack.

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Under the instructions of 3rd Neten Chokling Rinpoche, the Tibetans came to India in search of a location for the setup of new Monastery. In the present day, the Chokling Monastery in Bir is the completely established complex of temples, stupas and monks quarters.

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There are many Monasteries in District Mandi, but the Chokling Monastery is the most beautiful Monastery among all of them. Many colourful flags flutter in the air that produces a pleasant sound.

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The Compound of the Monastery is divided into three parts a) the Entrance, b) Meditation centre and c) Temple complex. The entrance of the Monastery is well decorated with many types of sculptures, and the soulful prayers proceed from the temple. There is a green grass lawn in front of the meditation centre.

The Connection with Tibet:-

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The Monastery Riwoche Province of Tibet lies the connection with Chokling Monastery. Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, the Founder of the Bir Monastery; his original seat is in the ancient Monastery of Tsokar.

This Monastery was destroyed from the ground by the Chinese attackers. But the Tibetans could not be suppressed by the Chinese attackers, and they reconstruct the Monastery again. Nowadays the Tsokar Monastery in Tibet is fully established.

History of the Chokling Monastery:-

Being evicted from the Tibet by the Chinese attackers, Neten Chokling Rinpoche came to India for searching the funding and location, and he met with the army retired Captain Davidson. The Monastery’s main building established in the late ’80s along with monks quarters.

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The Chokling Rinpoche died in the car accident, and after his sudden death, the Tibetans becomes more determined to finish the construction work of Monastery. Now the Monastery is headed by the Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, the son of 3rd Neten Chokling Rinpoche.

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