Welcome to Dodrupchen Monastery, the Mother Monastery of Longchen Nyingthig Lineage
Dzogchen is hailed as “the top of yanas” of Buddhist teachings. Longchen Nyingthig, revealed by the great scholar and adept Jigme Lingpa in the 18th centuary, is a cycle of mystical teachings that represent the innermost meditation of Dzogchen. In the recent one hundred years, the Longchen Nyingthig has become the mainstream of the Dzogchen teachings. Among the disciples of Jigme Lingpa, the 1st Dodrupchen was recognized as the holder of the lineage. The mother monastery of Longchen Nyingthig is the prestigious Dodrupchen Monastery. Dodrupchen Monastery is situated in the Do valley of Baima County in Golok District, Tibet. Besides the mother monastery - Dodrupchen Monastery, the Longchen Nyingthig lineage owns another 37 branch monasteries across Tibet along with many monasteries and Buddhist centers in India, Nepal, Bhutan and USA. Since 1984, the 4th Dodrupchen Rinpoche, H. H. Thupten Trinley Palzang, who resides in Sikkim most of the time, has visited his Dodrupchen Monastery in Golok many times, offering full support in its reconstruction and restoration. Upon the request of H.H. Thupten Trinley Palzang, the 5th Dodrupchen Thupten Jigmed Long-yang Rinpoche has been dedicating his whole life to rebuilding the monastery. Today, the monastery has been revitalized by the reconstruction of many parts of the monastery and the resumption of the practice and spread of the Longchen Nyingthig teachings.