Lhodrak Karchu Monastery (Bumthang)

Lhodrak Kharchu Monastery
Lhodrak Karchu Monastery, Bumthang 2021-10-24a.jpg
AffiliationTibetan Buddhism
SectNyingma (rNying Ma)
FestivalsTelda Tshechu every four years (spTral zlDa Tshe bChu)
LeadershipNamkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche VII, Jamyang Yeshey Tenpai Gyaltshan Pal Zangpo ('Jam dByang Ye Shes bStan Pai rGyal mTshan dPal bZang Po)
LocationBumthang District, Bhutan
Lhodrak Karchu Monastery (Bumthang) is located in Bhutan
Lhodrak Karchu Monastery (Bumthang)
Location within Bhutan
Geographic coordinates27°35′03″N 90°45′33″E / 27.58417°N 90.75917°E / 27.58417; 90.75917Coordinates: 27°35′03″N 90°45′33″E / 27.58417°N 90.75917°E / 27.58417; 90.75917
FounderNamkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche VII
Date established1994
The monastery is currently undergoing construction every year trying to keep up pace with the outside world.

Lhodrak Kharchu Monastery is a Buddhist Nyingmapa Monastery of Jangter Tradition based in Bumthang District Central Bhutan. The monastery overlooks Jakar Dzong and the valley of Jakar town.

The monastery was built in the 1990s in the traditional Dzong architectural style following a huge support by the gracious Fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuk and funding from International and Bhutanese patrons as well. [1] As of 2006 the monastery was still not entirely completed.[1] Nevertheless the monastery is home to more than 250 monks, many of them being children and young adults.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Pommaret, Francoise (2006). Bhutan Himalayan Mountains Kingdom (5th ed.). Odyssey Books and Guides. p. 245.

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