Ngagyur Palyul Thubten Shedrub Choekhor Dargyeling in Bodhgaya
Ngagyur Palyul Thubten Shedrub Choekhor Dargyeling Monastery in Bodhgaya, India, is a branch of Namdroling Monastery. His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche had stated that: “It will be good if a monastery is built here in this sacred place of Bodhgaya where 1002 Buddhas of this fortunate eon will attain enlightenment”.
For many years, during the Nyingma Monlam Chenmo ceremony, there were insufficient rooms to accommodate the monks and nuns, and they had to stay in commercial lodging or in tent. His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche started to look for a plot of land in 2000. And in August, 2008, a land blessing ceremony was held by His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche presiding alongside many Khenpos, Tulkus, Lamas, monks and nuns.
On the 3rd of February, 2009, the foundation boundary walls of the temple were established with three main statues to be constructed in the temple: Buddha Shakyamuni in the middle, Guru Rinpoche on the right and Avaloketeshvara on the left. These statues were built according to the guidance of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche.
On the 4th of December, 2015, His Holiness Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, the 6th Supreme Head of Ngagyur Nyingma Lineage, and the two Chief of Namdroling Monastery consecrated the temple and ceremoniously placed the Sertog (Golden Ornament on the top part of the roof of the temple).
On the 19th of January, 2016, the inauguration and consecration were ceremoniously presided by the 12th Throne-Holder of Palyul Lineage H.H. Karma Kuchen Rinpoche, together with H.H. Thupten Palzang Rinpoche, H.H. Yangthang Rinpoche, Chogtrul Gyang Khang Rinpoche, Chogtrul Mugsang Kuchen Rinpoche, Palyul Chogtrul Rinpoche, Rigo Tulku Rinpoche, Khenchen Pema Sherab Rinpoche, Khenchen Namdrol Tsering Rinpoche and Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche with thousands of faithful gathering.
Hence, this monastery was successfully built based on the visionary aspiration and direction of His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche.