Tergar Monastery in Bodhgaya -
Pal Tergar Rigdzin Khacho Shedrup Targye Ling
In 1999, Tai Situ Rinpoche asked Mingyur Rinpoche to build a new monastery in Bodhgaya and in 2000 he gave a suitable parcel of land to Mingyur Rinpoche for that purpose. Construction of Pal
Tergar Rigdzin Khacho Shedrup Targye Ling was completed in 2006, and within a few years over 300 monks from India, Nepal, and Tibet had come to study there. In keeping with the Tergar lineage’s emphasis on practice, even the youngest monks at the Bodhgaya monastery practice meditation daily. The traditional Buddhist curriculum has been modernized to include basic science and other conventional academic subjects. Tergar Bodhgaya also hosts the annual visits of HH Gyalwang Karmapa during the Kagyu Monlam festival held every winter at the Mahabodhi Stupa in Bodhgaya.
In January, 2013, our friend Daniela Labra, spent the day with the young monks at Tergar Monastery in Bodhgaya to get a first hand look at their daily lives and progress in their studies. You can read her report of that visit -