The written history of Chhairo records that Lama Chhiwang Thilen founded the gompa in the 16th century. The first incarnation was born in the Sherchan family in Tukuche, but no further details are known. The second reincarnation was born into the Gauchan family and Tukuche people recall that five or […]

The Third Tulku


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After a long road journey down from Tukuche five of the boys arrived in Kathmandu after an overnight stop in Pokhara. They will now live at the Karma Kagyu monastery, Karma Samtenling, in Swayambhunath, under the abbot Lama Gyaltsen. (L-R, Jamyang Tashi, Dawa Tsering, Pema Gyalpo, Lama Gyaltsen, Anil Sherpa, […]

Our new home in Kathmandu!


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With the agreement to return the gompa to the Chhairo community, the boys can no longer remain at the monastery. Shashi Dhoj got approval for the boys to join Karma Samtenling monastery in Swayambhu. Of the seven kids, the families of the two most local boys decided not to send […]

End of a mini monk era