Palnge monastery was founded in Nangchen, Tibet by H. H . the 7th Gyawa Karmapa Chodrak Gyamtso and was named Pal Ngedon Chokyi Gatsal. Under his guidance, the monastery developed and was able to host about 600 monks. During the Chinese invasion of Tibet, the entire monastery was destroyed. In 1985, to fulfill the 2nd Azin Rinpoche’s wish, his brother Lama Kundrak built a new monastery in Nepal, which was named as Pal Thupten Ngedhon Shedrup Dhargye Ling by H. E. Jamgon Tai Situ Rinpoche and Lama Kundak also rebuilt the monastery in Tibet.
The current Palnge monastery in Bouda, Nepal has about 100 monks and has become a beacon for studying and practicing Buddhism. Following H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s advice on saving the environment, Palnge Monastery has begun the process to become environmentally sustainable. It has changed all its lights to eco-friendly bulbs and planted more trees in its gardens and now also maintains its own vegetable garden. In Bouda, we have given our monastery land to set up a joint nursery that will meet the needs of all Kagyu monasteries here in this location.