Om Mani Padme Hum
Tsum Nile Ladang

Tsum Nile Ladrang

Dub De O Sal Choling -
Godawari Monastery
Lalitpur, Nepal.

Tsum Nile Ladrang




O Sal Choling Godavari monastery was established by Ven. Drupon Sherap Tendar Rinpoche in 2005. Its name was given by Late Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Chokyi Senge (1954-1992). He was very close to Lama Sherap Rinpoche, so, at one time he gave him the name of the monastery and told him to build it as a retreat centre of Konchok Chidue. Lama Sherap Rinpoche without having a confident thought that it might be his blessing and prediction and accepted it. He as the Jamgon Rinpoche's prediction and his vision of benefiting the Dharma lineage of Tsum started building Godawari and thus completed it in 2005. Ven. Lama Thubten Thong has been very helpful finding donors and funds.

Od Sal Choling monastery is established for the continuity of the dharma lineage of the Himalayan region in the general and Tsum in the particular. The the people of Tsum carry a very precious ancient rare dharma lineage which is degrading due to the young generation's attraction towards the city life. The monasteries there are ruining and lack a proper care. O Sal Choling Godawari Monastery aims to produce as many learned monks who can take care of the monasteries there, give teaching, and carry on the traditional dharma activities for continuity of the tradition. It has been quite few years that each year Sherap Rinpoche has to renovate a monastery in Tsum. He has already renovated about 8 monasteries and one old big stupa. He wishes he gets more learned and train monks from this monastery so, that they could help him in these activities. Presently we have about 40 monks living here in Godawari. The Monastery has been providing them with the daily food supplement, clothing, lodging etc. Here the monks are learning English, Nepali and Tibetan. They also learn Buddhist philosophies, prayers, rituals, music, dances, etc. We will be very much looking for the help from our benifactors and friends.