Condition of Nepalese Monasteries

May 3, 2015

http://swayambhu.buddhism-foundation.org/support/NepalEarthquake.php

Several monasteries of our teachers were also damaged or destroyed in the earthquake and aftershocks. This is the status as of May, 1, 12am CET.

  • Manang Gompa – the old monastery of Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche is fully destroyed
  • Dhagpo Sheydrub Ling (Nala Gompa) – Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche’s new monastery outside of Kathmandu close to Bhaktapur has some cracks but seems to be fine. The inauguration planned for May 2015 is postponed until further notice.
  • Karma Raja Maha Vihara Monastery – Shamarpa and Karmapa’s monastery on Swayambhu is badly cracked but standing.
  • Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche’s Monastery on Swayambhu is damaged on one side.
  • Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche’s Monastery and guesthouse below Swayambhu hill is partially destroyed.
  • Sharminub Monastery – the new monastery of Shamar Rinpoche currently under construction is partially damaged.

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