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“Karappa Monastery”
Review of Gyuto Monastery

Gyuto Monastery
Ranked #14 of 57 things to do in Dharamsala
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We got to see his Holiness the 17th Karmappa. Good Monastery - peaceful and serene. There are very few visitors to this temple

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

beautiful temple...not easy to find...located in sidh bari..if you want to visit this place, you can combine it with norbulingka institute as both are near by places.

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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Gyuto Monastery is not so easy to find without a willing taxi driver, you turn off a main road and suddenly you are driving up towards the gompa on a very quiet private road, but it would be very hard to find on foot or on a bus. Home to under 500 monks this monastery and university has school and university subjects for young monks and monks who come from all over India to study tantra. All guests will be made most welcome and there is a coffee shop in the forecourt. Home to His Holiness the Karmapa as well as the Gyuto monks, this monastery welcomes guests from all races and faiths. It will not be hard to find someone who speaks English to show you round. Although there isn't an entrance fee, a donation is warranted, as the monks are totally self sustaining.

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

Its another beautiful place to visit in Dharamsala. Could see lot of children playing around they were all very friendly.

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Reviewed 4 November 2013

My sister and I came across Gyuto Monastery by chance. It was a Wednesday at 1 pm when were told that HH Karmapa was giving a public audience. The process involves going through a security check, showing our passports and having the details handwritten in the ledger. The Monastery itself is very well looked after and looks majestic with the mountain ranges as it's backdrop. The sea of maroon and saffron robes add to its exotic feel. We were helped by a kindly Tibetan monk who explained to us the inside of the Temple and the deities on the wall. We sat there with our white katas and lined up to be be bless by HH Karmapa who gave us a red string to wear. Although I am not a Buddhist, I can honestly say that the experience was very moving and appreciated as one of the best highlights of our trip. Thankyou

Thank Vicky C
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