Construction in Jaigon

Above: H.E. Dagmo Kusho Sakya pointing to land in Jaigaon, India.

The Sakya Heritage Society exists to help realize the vision of H. H. Sakya Dagchen Rinpoche to build an international centre fashioned on Nalanda, the ancient Buddhist centre of higher learning. Situated in Jaigaon, India, Sakya Thegchen Phuntsok Ling will provide the highest quality of spiritual education and community services. 

Above: Architectural model of the completed monastery.

The main building, with 11600 m2 building area, is a 5 floored comprehensive structure with shrine halls, classrooms, library, auditoriums, dormitory, dining hall, etc.

Above: On the path to completion. Progression on the construction of the Monastery.

Above: Jaigaon Monastery, March 2021. Venerable Jamyang Gyaltsen, center, with contractor and crew.

Left: H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang.

Following the passing of H.H. Jigdal Dagchen Dorje Chang in 2016, his family, Sangha and supporters have redoubled efforts to establish the monastery and an adjacent school just as he envisioned.

We’ll be sharing more about the royal family’s journey from Tibet to India, to America, and back to India in our next series of posts.

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