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Pullahari Monastery: An Oasis of Peace

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In Pullahari, with its good clean earth,
Its water so sparkling clean and its clean fresh air;
Here in the solitude of this secluded place,
With its spacious scenery and relaxing view;
To listen and reflect on the Teaching here
In Pullahari, what Lucky Star!    

 Ven. Khenpo Tsultrim Gyatso Rinpoche

Visiting monastery  is like having a glimpse of Buddha .It not only  strengthen my practice but also refreshes my mind. I can feel positive vibes of the monastery. There are many monasteries here in Kathmandu. Recently I visited Pullahari Monastery nestled in north of Bouddhanath Stupa. This monastery  is abode of faith, peace and knowledge. It is nearly one-hour walk form Bouddhanath. There are many pathway to reach there. But if you take taxi from Bouddha, it will go through Jorpati and you will reach Gokarna. After Gokarna you will enter a beautiful forest (where park  in the name of martyrs is being made ) you can drive along a beautiful forest of Salla (Pinus roxburghii ) trees and finally to Pullahari monastery.                                                                                                     Photo Credit :  Baba Humptydumpty .

Salla  (Pinus roxburghii ) trees

Salla (Pinus roxburghii ) trees

Prayers flag

Prayers flag

prayers flag spreading peace

prayers flag spreading peace

In 1986, the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche accepted the offer of a piece of land by the Third Dilyak Dabzang Rinpoche (1929 – 1992) and agreed to his request to set up a 3-year Mahamudra retreat centre. He named the place “Pullahari” after Lord Naropa’s monastery in Bihar, India, where Naropa declared Lotsawa Marpa (1012 – 1097) his Dharma Heir in Tibet. Pullahari Monastery is open in March 1992.

way to Pullhari Monastery

way to Pullahari Monastery

The monastery itself is rich in wonderful architecture . The treasured images of deities and scripture covers wall of the monastery. We can feel the positive energy everywhere. The atmosphere & surroundings is  distinctly serene and picturesque. Having quietly entered the hall I walked closer to the idols, admired the tastefully crafted & painted deities and took pictures.

Pullahari Monastery

Pullahari Monastery

 Buddhas inside monastery

Buddhas and Lama gurus statue  inside  the monastery

Drums handing inside the monastery

Drums hanging inside the monastery

Lama praying

Lama praying

Pullahari Monastery extends  in huge area . Everywhere you can greenery and blossoming flowers of various species. The place is serene spreading harmony at the every corner  of the monastery.

beautiful flower

beautiful flower

 posing for  a photo shoot  :-)

posing for a photo shoot 🙂

I was speechless to see small Stupa cluster in one place which is another major attraction of Pullahari Monastery.

 Small Stupas

Small Stupas

Rhythmic chanting and the smell of incense fill the air. Inside the monastery a large congregation of monks were reverentially conducting their prayers for the benefit of beings and ultimate realization Lamas (teachers) and student monks deeply engrossed in chanting in their booming voices unmindful of the surroundings & activities around them. Their chanting always brings tears in my eyes.

monks chanting prayers

small monks chanting prayers

more monks

more monks

We can see monks  involved in various social activities. They are aware of environment pollution too.

separating biodegradable waste from non-biodegradable waste for appropriate recycling and disposal. Updates Pullahari Photo Blog Pullahari Photo Blog Pullahari sits on top of a mountain and overlooks the Kathmandu valley. It is especially beautiful and serene in the mornings. In Pullahari, we have planted a variety of trees and plants. We also plant vegetables and herbs in and around the grounds of... Participating Monasteries Bhutan     Nyede Rabtenling Monastery, Bhutan.     Karma Drubdey Palmo Choskyi Dingkhang India     Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery     Bokar Shedra institute, South India     Drikhung Kagyupa Monastic Institute     Kagyu Nalanda Monastery, South India     Karma Drubgyu Thargay Ling     Pal Karma Zurmang     Palchen Chöling     Palpung Sherabling     Phodong Monastery     Rumtek Monastery     Shedup Chokhorling     Tashi Chöling     Tawang Monastery     Tergar Monastery     Thoesam Norling Ghatsal     Tsurphu Labrang Gyuto Monastery     Vajra Vidya Institute Nepal     Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling     Dilyak Dabzang Monastery     Karma Drubchhen Choeling     Karma Leksheyling     Karma Samtenling Monastery     Lo Karma Samdup Ling Trust     Nehnang Phuntsok Choling Monastery     Ngedon Oseling Monastery     Palchen Choeling     Palnge Monastery     Pullahari Monastery     Repa Bharma Samdup Choekorling     Thekchey Leksheyling     Thrangu Tara Abbey     Thrangu Tashi Choling     Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery     Wosel Karma Tekchok Ling Nunnery USA     Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery     Site Map     | About     | Karmapa's Activity     | Projects     | Resources     | News     | Get Involved     | Contact Login: Admin Monasteries separating biodegradable waste from non-biodegradable waste for appropriate recycling and disposal. Updates Pullahari Photo Blog Pullahari Photo Blog Pullahari sits on top of a mountain and overlooks the Kathmandu valley. It is especially beautiful and serene in the mornings. In Pullahari, we have planted a variety of trees and plants. We also plant vegetables and herbs in and around the grounds of... Participating Monasteries Bhutan     Nyede Rabtenling Monastery, Bhutan.     Karma Drubdey Palmo Choskyi Dingkhang India     Bokar Ngedon Chokhor Ling Monastery     Bokar Shedra institute, South India     Drikhung Kagyupa Monastic Institute     Kagyu Nalanda Monastery, South India     Karma Drubgyu Thargay Ling     Pal Karma Zurmang     Palchen Chöling     Palpung Sherabling     Phodong Monastery     Rumtek Monastery     Shedup Chokhorling     Tashi Chöling     Tawang Monastery     Tergar Monastery     Thoesam Norling Ghatsal     Tsurphu Labrang Gyuto Monastery     Vajra Vidya Institute Nepal     Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling     Dilyak Dabzang Monastery     Karma Drubchhen Choeling     Karma Leksheyling     Karma Samtenling Monastery     Lo Karma Samdup Ling Trust     Nehnang Phuntsok Choling Monastery     Ngedon Oseling Monastery     Palchen Choeling     Palnge Monastery     Pullahari Monastery     Repa Bharma Samdup Choekorling     Thekchey Leksheyling     Thrangu Tara Abbey     Thrangu Tashi Choling     Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery     Wosel Karma Tekchok Ling Nunnery USA     Karma Triyana Dharmachakra (KTD) Monastery     Site Map     | About     | Karmapa's Activity     | Projects     | Resources     | News     | Get Involved     | Contact Login: Admin Monasteries waste management Photo credit : Pullhari. M

separating biodegradable waste from non-biodegradable waste for recycling and disposal.
Updates : Pullahari Photo Blog

Innocent little monks are the manifest of Little Buddha.

Baba HumptyDumpty with little Buddhas

Baba Humptydumpty with little Buddhas

I finally left the monastery and promise myself to visit it again. I think one time visit didn’t quench my thirst. The rhythmic deep chants continued to resonate in my minds for on the way to home. The whole experience was out of the world and deeply transformational and I came away with a feeling of belonging and peace. Such is the power of the monastery and the prayer of monks.

Baba HumptyDumpty more than happy

Monastery ground

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10 thoughts on “Pullahari Monastery: An Oasis of Peace

  1. It really does look so peaceful, feel like being there now. How do manage to find the time to visit such beautiful places Alisha?!!

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  2. Amelia dear please manage your time and come to Nepal. I will be your guide and take you to all these beautiful spiritual places.

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  3. if you love travelling than there is a way. Don’t you think so ? You can come on your holidays or vacations 🙂

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  4. Very beautiful images, my favorite is the Stupas. It made me think of the Russian nesting dolls. You take such grand tours to such interesting places.

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  5. thank you Donna, Nepal is rich in Spiritual tourism , we have lots of monasteries here and more beautiful places, Do you love travelling ?

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  6. I did get to Kathmandu in Dec 2013 for about 4 days, but that was when living in Delhi. Now I live in Dubai so I’m not sure when but hope so one day again!!

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  7. After 5th June I will know whether I am coming to Dubai or not, if I come than we should meet in Dubai 🙂 , how is Dubai ? Do you like it or not ?

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  8. hello miss alisha,
    which day of week is it closed/open. please let me know.

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  9. Hi,
    You are allowed to visit from 10am to 4pm everyday. Let me know your experiences once you visit.

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  10. Thank you for your information. I will surely share my experience.

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