Padma Samye Chokhor Ling is situated in the holy city of Sarnath, Varanasi, India, where Buddha gave his first teaching on the Four Arya Truths. Due to the significance of the site, the land for the monastery was purchased in 1972 according to the inspiration and blessings of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche.

Padma Samye Chokhor Ling Monastery Sarnath India

A traditional monastery and retreat center, it is home to 20 monks from Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, ranging in age from 9 through 30. The education of the monks consists of learning the basics of reading, writing and grammar as well as study of the philosophical texts. The monks also learn English. Learn more here.