The Full Wiki

More info on Menri Monastery

Menri Monastery: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Menri Monastery (Tibetan: སམན་རི་Wylie: sman ri — "medicine mountain") is a Bön monastery in Tibet. It was established in 1405 by Nyammey Sherab Gyeltsen (mnyam med shes rab rgyal mtshan, 13561416), and became the leading Bön monastery in the Tibetan cultural region. The abbot of Menri is recognized as the spiritual leader of Bön. Menri was destroyed by the Communist Chinese during the Cultural Revolution, but has been rebuilt and is an active monastery once again.

In 1967, Menri was re-founded at Dolanji in Himachal Pradesh, India by Lungtok Tenpai Nyima and Lopon Tenzin Namdak. This monastery has recreated the geshe training program, and is home to over two hundred monks. Menri in India and Triten Norbutse Monastery in Nepal now host the only two geshe programs in the Bön lineage.

See also




Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address