Dzongkar Choede monastery was razed to the ground and monks had to escape. Of the original 600 monks of the monastic community of Zongkar Choede before the destruction, less than 5% survived to tell the tale. A decade and a half elapsed in this historical twilight to alive in exile. Reconstruction began in the lush green forests and farmlands of coastal South India near the Arabian Sea in 1972 under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Government of India. Mud and bamboo thatches became living quarters, community kitchens and prayer halls for the new Zongkar Choede in exile.
Summer retreat prayer for one and half months
The Dzongkar Choede senior monks are performing special consecration ritual prayer of red Yamentaka with sand Mandala for the sake of empowering the whole world peace, security and harmony.
The Abbot & all the senior monks are performing Sri Guhyasamaja tantra self-initiation ritual prayer for a week on the basis of the specially prepared sand mandala (Sangwa Dhupae Dhropchok)