Photostory : The international temples at Bodh Gaya

Bodh Gaya, the place where Buddhism took birth, has over time become a truly global spiritual destination with international tourists from all Buddhism practicing nations flocking to Bodh Gaya throughout the year. All major Buddhism practicing nations and all sects of Buddhism have established their own temples at Bodh Gaya to facilitate their visitors. With…

Rumtek Monastery of Gangtok

Rumtek Monastery is the largest monastery of Sikkim which served as the seat of Karma Kagyu Buddhism. The monastery was originally constructed about 300 years ago but it was not until  Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the 16th Karmapa arrived here and decided to rebuilt it as his seat of power, that it gained preeminence. Ever since, Rumtek monastery…

Photostory: Bokar Monastery near Darjeeling

Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery is monastic centre where hundreds of Buddhist monks are engaged in studying, practicing and promulgating the teachings of Lord Buddha. It is situated in a small town called Mirik near Darjeeling in West Bengal. Its is an extremely beautiful and colourful monastery. Although tourists flock to the Mirik lake, not many people…