Kushinagar: Buddhist Temple
The Buddhist temple of Kushinagar was offered to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in the year 1967. The main images are Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, Drom Tonpa and Yamantaka, Heruka and Guhyasamaja, as well as many other holy images.
Kushinagar is the Parinirvana place of the Buddha. Consequently, many Buddhist devotees go there on pilgrimages. To provide help with housing and other necessities, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has given responsibility to Namgyal Monastery to improve the temple at Kushinagar.
The monastery has spent money on repairs and to improve the temple. We built 16 small houses for pilgrims. Later on, we erected one more building on top of the main temple — now it is a two-story building. Namgyal Monastery has been sending two monks to look after the temple and improve its surroundings.
Under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Namgyal monastery has taken full responsibility for maintaining the temple. We would be very grateful for any donations that would enable us to improve the temple.