Tergar Monastery

Tergar Monastery

Sujata Bypass,
Bodhgaya,
Gaya, Bihar 824 231
India
Tergar Monastery is the seat of the 7th Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and the residence of HH Karmapa in Bodhgaya during the Karma Gunchoe debates and Kagyu Monlam.
IMG_5691 Tergar has one hundred and forty eight young monks, aged between seven and nineteen, from Tibet, Nepal, Arunachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.  They study Dharma, Tibetan language and Tibetan text, Maths, Science and Social Science, English and Hindi under a team of eight teachers. Visitors from all over the world come to Tergar for Mingyur Rinpoche’s winter teachings, organised by Tergar Institute.  Many of these people, as well as taking part in the teachings, volunteer their help as teachers, in the clinic and generally help out around the Monastery. Following the First Conference on Environmental Protection in Kagyu Monasteries and Centres, we have planned environmental activities, to be implemented over a number of years.  We believe that these activities reflect the aims of the conference in terms of global warming and climate change and take into account the need for community involvement at a local level for greater sustainability. Current Activities 2009 IMG_5704 Tree Planting Programme Our aim for 2009 was to plant six hundred trees to enhance the environment, making the gardens a cool and shady place for residents and visitors and to produce fruit for the kitchen, providing a healthy diet for the children.  The aim was met and six hundred trees were planted inside and in the immediate vicinity of the Monastery.  These included Ashok and fruit trees – papaya, lychee, mango and banana.

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