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The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is the largest teaching center of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. Located in Bylakuppe, part of the Mysuru district of the state of Karnataka, the monastery is home to a sangha community of over five thousand lamas, a religious college and hospital.HistoryThe monastery was established by the 11th throne-holder of the Palyul lineage, His Holiness Drubwang Padma Norbu Rinpoche in 1963, following his 1959 exit from Tibet as the second seat of the Palyul Monastery, one of the six great Nyingmapa Mother monasteries of Tibet prior to annexation.The monastery’s full name is Thegchog Namdrol Shedrub Dargyeling, called “Namdrolling or Namdroling” for short. Its initial structure was a temple constructed from bamboo, covering an area of approximately. Carved from the jungle that the India government generously granted Tibetan exiles, initial challenges included rampaging elephants and other tropical dangers.Branches Namdrol Ling Jr. High School (Yeshe Wodsal Sherab Raldri Ling) Ngagyur Nyingma Institute (NNI) Ngagyur Nyingma Research Center (NNRC) Ngagyur Nyingma Nunnery (NNN) Ngagyur Nyingma Nunnery Institute (NNNI) Samtan Odsalling Retreat Center Nunnery Retreat Center (Drub Nyi Gatshal Ling) TT Daycare Medical Center (TTDCMC) PDL Guest House
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