Learning Buddhist Philosophies during Tours in Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple

Nepal, a south Asian country, is a revered place for followers of Hinduism and Buddhism. The influence of these religions can be seen in the culture, tradition and different other aspects of this region. There are a number of sacred shrines in the nation that are flocked by devotees from across the globe. A thing to note about these holy sites is that many of them are famous worldwide as they have been acknowledged as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. People, who plan their holidays to this destination, usually go for Nepal tour packages as these include meals, accommodation and sightseeing facilities. On tours to this destination, travellers can visit the popular monasteries and temples, such as Bodhnath, Pashupatinath Temple, Kopan Monastery and Shechen Monastery.

About Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery

Founded in the year 1980, this shrine was built by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in the valley of Kathmandu. The origin of it comes from Tibet, where a monastery with the same name was destroyed in fire in the 1950s. It was one of the six important places for the Nyingma sect. The construction of the building in Kathmandu took ten years, and the result is the hard work of sculptors, painters, craftsmen, tailors, goldsmiths and stonemasons. Featuring Tibetan architectural style, this structure is a fine example of the Tibetan history.

The highlight of this building is that it houses more than 150 statues and boasts of having one of the largest Tibetan libraries in Asia. About 400 monks from across the Himalayan region live and study at this holy site. They are taught the philosophies of Buddhism, through dance, music and painting, besides regular subjects with a modern curriculum. During tours in Nepal, a visit to this place can be a great way to find peace and learn the philosophies of the Buddhists.

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