New Academic Session

 In the new session we have introduced separate classes for Logic of Sakya Pandita and Gorampa Sonam Senge, Shantideva's Bodhicharya Avatara. Dus grwa - (the introductory course or classes in dialectics) which consist of the three categories: bsdus grwa (ontology), blo rigs (epistemology) and rtags rigs (logic). Tibetan Language classes, Mathematics, art, English and computer class. Beside these regular classes the daily monastic practices are being observed as usual.

Gongkar Chobul Monlam

One of the most important Buddha’s festivals falls on the 15th of first Tibetan month, Choetrul Doechen (festivals of miracles), all the Buddhists will observe such auspicious occasion. Gongkar Choede celebrates this moment as the great Gongkar Choebul Monlam. Adhere to the tradition ,we celebrated this great moment with prayer and drum dance offering in front of the lord Buddha Thangka. Such great offering was dedicated to the longevity of his holiness the Dalai Lama and His holiness the Sakya Trizin. And we dedicate for the world peace and happiness of all the sentient beings.

Teacher's day

On 5th September 2015, we celebrated Teacher’s day in a different way. Morning function was accompanied by a Tibetan debate followed by poetry and short article recitation. And we offered a memento of Buddha statue and a white scarf to venerable Ani Malvina for her selfless dedication to the monastery in particular and to the Tibetans in general for more than twenty years. And we celebrated with cake cutting and gift offering to the teachers. Afternoon was full of fun and frolic with variety of games organized by our student council.

Buddhist Philosophy Class

The scriptural studies at the Gongkar Choede Shedra were taken up in July 2015 after the summer break. In the current teaching term the students study basics of Buddhist logic (intermediate) and Sakya Pandita's Treasury of Reasoning (advanced). Read more

Volunteer English Teacher needed

Gongkar Choede is looking for an ambitious male English teacher, who can teach our student monks on a beginners and intermediate level. The monastery will provide suitable accommodation and basic vegetarian food. Read more

Gongkar Choede Monastery, India

Gongkar Choede Monastery in the Tibetan settlement of Khera camp at Laldang, some 45km north-west of Dehradun in Uttarakhand state of North India. Its re-established in Tibetan Diaspora begun in the middle of the 1990s. Currently Gongkar Choede is home to ninety monks.

Gongkar Choede School

Gongkar Choede School aims to impart holistic education to the young monks giving paramount importance on traditional Buddhist learning as well as modern subjects such as English, science and mathematics. Read more

Meeting of Lineage Masters at Gongkar Choede

The inauguration ceremony of Gongkar Choede Monastery was graced by the presence of His Holiness the 14th Dalai lama and His Holiness the 41st Sakya Trizin on 7th March 2003. See also  Gongkar Choede Picture Gallery

Gongkar Dorjeden Monastery, Tibet

The tantric master Dorjedenpa Kunga Namgyal founded the Gongkar Dorjeden Monastery in 1464 in Lhoka prefecture of Central Tibet. The Dzonpa tradition, a sub-sect of Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism became established here and is practised by its monks up to the present day. Read more

Audience with His Holiness, Dharamsala

The group picture shows His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with Gongkar Choede monks on the occasion of offering of long life prayers to His Holiness in March 2015. Click here for the full-sized picture.

Gongkar Tsedrup Temple, India

Gongkar Tsedrup Lhakhang is dedicated to the longevity of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. It is located at Lakhanwala about 4 kms from the main monastery. Read more  

Welcome to Gongkar Choede monastery

Gongkar Choede is situated in the Tibetan settlement of Khera camp at Laldang, some 45 km north-west of Dehradun in the Uttarakhand State of Northern India. The monastery was inaugurated by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Sakya Trizin on the 7th of March 2003 and is a non-profit institution registered under the Societies Act of 1860 (no. 1116/1999-2000).


Gongkar Choede monastery is home to about 90 monks of different ages who engage in the study and practice of Mahayana Buddhism. Gongkar Choede follows the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and is the only monastery outside Tibet belonging to the unique Dzongpa Lineage, the practice, study and preservation of which is the monastery’s main objective.

Gongkar Choede is a centre for the teaching and study of the Tibetan language and for maintaining the Tibetan culture and heritage.


The monastery also maintains the Gongkar Tsedrup Lhakhang which is dedicated to the longevity of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Sakya Trizin; the Gongkar School which provides basic education to underprivileged Buddhist children from the Himalayan region and Library.



  • Services

    Following the former tradition in Tibet, Gongkar Choede continues to render religious service to the laity...

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  • Volunteering

    Gongkar Choede is looking for a male volunteer, who can teach English language and basic science to the monks...

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  • Sponsorship

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