The Golden Temple

The onastery is the largest teaching center of Nyingmapa – a lineage of Tibetan Buddhism – in the world. A new temple, the “Padmasambhava Buddhist Vihara” (known by locals as the “Golden Temple”) was inaugurated on September 24, 1999. The temple has space for several thousand monks. Its initial structure was a temple constructed from bamboo, covering an area of approximately eighty square feet. It is carved from the jungle that the government of India generously granted the Tibetan exiles. Situated in Bylakuppe 45 kms from Coorg Coffee Hills.