Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery

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Punakha, Bhutan

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery Punakha Reviews

Vikram Vikram
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One of a kind in Bhutan indeed! Dec 04, 2016
The temple and nunnery is located on a ridge overlooking Toebessa –Punakha and Wangduephodrang valleys. The Lhakhang consists of a of a double storied temple, a chorten and a nunnery complex. Inside the temple, one can find a statue of Avalokiteswara about 15 feet high, and the usual fare of Padmasambhava and Gautam Buddha. There's also a photo of the King's parents inside the temple.

As this is an establishment specially built to train female priests, the complex also comes with a learning and meditation centre for nuns; they also learn other skills such as tailoring, painting, etc.

When we visited, we were very impressed with young girls who prayed and shared their offering ("prasad") with us.
Approaching the nunnery with the t…
The temple in the nunnery
Temple spire
Entrance to the temple
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