Tsuglag Khang, The Dalai Lama’s temple complex, is the life-blood of the village. Located a short walk away from the bus station at the center of town, the complex houses the Namgyal Monastery (which trains monks for rituals associated with the temple), the main temple and a smaller shrine that houses a huge gilded statue of the Buddha, along with two smaller, but no less impressive statues of Chenresig and Guru Rinpoche. In addition, the Dalai Lama’s residence and administrative offices are in the complex. The temple complex is always busy. Services are held daily and are attended by lamas, monks, nuns and lay people. Visitors are welcome to observe, but remember to remove your shoes and walk clockwise around the temple and past the chorten (prayer wheels) before sitting down. In the shrine, you might come across a group of monks building an intricate sand mandala, and outside on Thursdays, groups of monks are scattered around the grounds practicing their debating techniques–an entertaining and thought-provoking ritual worth catching. Around the temple complex there is a long meditation trail with small shrines, stupas and a massive chorten. The shrines near the chorten are always covered in thousands of prayer flags placed by pilgrims to the Dalai Lama’s home, which stands above and behind it. Distance from GP’s -2 Kms
Tibet Museum is just Opposite Tsuglagkhang . This is Small but interesting museum on the history of Tibet and its people. Distance from GP’s -2 Kms
TIPA is located a short walk from the center of town. Another impressive complex built around an open courtyard, the Institute trains Tibetans (and occasionally foreigners) in the traditional Tibetan forms of opera, theatre and dance. Performances are held in the courtyard and an opera festival takes place each spring. Check the bulletin boards for announcements. But even when there is a hiatus in performances, you can watch the students rehearsing. Distance from GPs -200 Meters
Located in the center and surrounded by prayer wheels, this Buddhist stupa, is a memorial to those Tibetans who lost their lives fighting for a free Tibet. A statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha is enshrined in a small chamber, and all day and night, you will see devotees turn the prayer wheels as they circumambulate the stupa, reciting mantras. Distance from GPs - 2kms
Down a steep path from the bus station, the Dip Tse-Chok Ling Gompa is a jewel. Perched on a steep hillside overlooking the valley, the main temple is small and intimate, but houses an impressive statue. Many of the young monks in residence here are intrigued by their visitors and, in halting English, will answer your polite questions. The Gompa also has a guesthouse for visitors and a trail that will lead you through the woods to the Dalai Lama's temple complex. Distance from GPs-2 Kms
To promote and practise Sowa-rigpa, the Tibetan system of medicine, astronomy and astrology. To provide accessible health care to people regardless of caste, colour or creed. To provide free or concessional i.e. subsidised health care to the poor and needy, monks and nuns, all new arrivals from Tibet, and those over the age of 65.To produce Tibetan medicines in an environmentally sensitive manner.
Gyuto Tantrik Monestry is located at Sidhwari which is also known as Karmapa Temple as Karmapa Lama is residing here .The Karmapa is considered to be the third most revered Spirtual Guru amongst the Tibetans after the Dalai Lama and the Pancham Lama. Diatance form GPs-8 kms.
It is a famous temple with Dhauladhar forming a majestic backgdrop .It is an enchantReiki with Usha - Usha a grandmaster reiki teacher who runs courses in reiki (I,II,III and Master) as well as tarot and crystal healing from Buddha hall in Bhagsu, (Opposite the German Bakery). She is a very flexible and compassionate teacher. Buddha Hall offers opportunity for the community of divine belief to participate in practice, develop and celebrates creative activities. It plays a positive role in helping to strengthen, develop and expand the quality and range of stress releasing and achieving mental and physical relief. The centre was established in the year 1996. The basic vision behind the establishment of this centre was to provide the glimpse of art, music, ethnicity and originality of Indian culture through various programs and efforts including courses and programs in Yoga, Meditation, Reiki and Crystal Healing. Courses and programs are conducted through out the year in various aspects such as yoga, meditation, Reiki, crystal healing, reflexology, concert of Indian classical music, dance classes, painting workshops.