Ngor Monastery is the head of hundreds of other monasteries. For over 500 years, the very name 'Ngor Monastery' has been synonymous with great learning. This tradition of unequalled scholarship and practice continues to this present day.
Ngor Monastery was founded in 1429 by the great master Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo (1382-1450). Prophesised by the Buddha, he was a brilliant scholar, teacher and Vajramaster. Ngor Monastery was named Ngor Ewam Chodan because while it was under construction, Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo dreamt that the collection of all Dharma arises from the letters E and WAM. He established the main monastery of Ngor, which became an institute where comprehensive studies in both Paramitayana and Vajrayana were taught and later it was regarded as the main hub for the Vajrayana studies
In 1959, Ngor Monastery was continued by the Ngor Abbot H.E Luding Khenchen Jamyang Tenpei Nyima Rinpoche in a quiet forest in Manduwala, Uttrankhand, in Northern India. Through his skilful and wise leadership, the Monastery has fully re-established the performance and training of Monks in all of the annual Drubchot great Vajrayana rituals, has become a flourishing training school for young Monks, a retreat centre, a library and houses the only Sakya Pandita shrine in India.
The construction of the Sakya Institute of Vajrayana was completed in 2008 and its current priority is the publication and preservation of the entire 85 volumes of original Vajrayana Root and Commentary Texts, which are a part of the Institute's curriculum (learn more).
In this way the precious activity of the Ngor Lineage continues to flow as one stream for the preservation of the Vajrayana Buddhadharma.