Tse Chen She Dup Ling

The sixth Tharig Rinpoche, Jamyang Dhamchoe Nyima built the Tharig Sakya Monastery, Boudha in year 1969 over the land afforded by then Chini Lama, a renowned Nepali Priest widely known as Gya Lama (1915-1983) among Tibetan Buddhists.

Had it not been Kyidong Samten Ling Gonpa and Dilyag Gonpa of Dasang Rinpoche, (1929-1992) Tharig Gonpa was first of its kind to be built in Boudanath. All other Gonpas that mushroomed later were built after the advent of Tharig Monatery. His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (1921-2007) lived and bestowed teachings here at Tharig Monastery before he had his own Monastery (now widely known as Matrya Gonpa) built at outer periphery of Boudhanath Stupa (1984). Similarly, His Eminence Deshung Rinpoche (1915-1987) also stayed here and gave many important teachings before moving to his own Monastery, built in 1986.

Also blessed Tharig Monastery was by His Eminence Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (B 1961) in his youthful time. Rinpoche chose to stay at a living quarter/chamber (known as Khyentse Rinpoche's room to the date) only next to Mahakala Shrine Room of Tharig Monastery, when he frequented to Kathmandu to receive empowerments, teachings, instructions, oral transmissions and form His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche (1915-1986), His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche (1910-1991), His Eminence Dehsung Rinpoche (1906-1987), and so on.

Now and then, Tharig Monastery has been highly blessed by several essential visit of His Holiness Sakya Trizin, (B 1945) the Supreme Head of Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. During each of his visit, His Holiness made the devout Buddhist of Nepal fortunate recipient of his extraordinary blessings and rare holy teachings. In the case of His Eminence Luding Khenchen Rinpoche (B 1930), he kindly joined in the line of His Holiness Sakya Trizin to become patron of the Monastery and conceded to supervise the whole running of the Monastery until it remain as a holy object for the accumulation of merits for all sentient beings.

Tharig Monastery in Boudhanath has four wings under her umbrella/roof. They are: Mahakala shrine where special propitiation puja of Mahakala is held whenever it is necessary; He-Vajra Mandala shrine which houses a three dimensional celestial mansion of nine-deity He-Vajra Mandala; Kagyur Lhakhang, a shrine housing a complete set of Buddha's canon containing over three hundred volumes along with wide array of manuscripts with painted covers and illustrations; Yarney Lhakhang, a shrine which is used as foyer where sangha recite vinaya sutra during one and half month's summer retreat; and Jokhang where a magnificent Buddha image in Sambogakaya form is standing imposingly. This particular image of Buddha has become a special attraction for all the pilgrims including tourists. Tharig Rinpoche had this image built painstakingly spending enormous amount of his time and resources. It is said that before starting the molding of head of the image, Rinpoche sponsored a seven-day long Mahakala puja to ensure fineness of the image, especially the quality of the face. This magnificent statue is an exemplary piece of architectural repousse work. The remarkable craftsmanship is considered by means to be the finest example of metal work in Nepal built in this century. So much so that, many of visitors compare the image with the popular Buddha image in Jokhang Temple in Lhasa.