Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Sreshti Verma
When the Chinese army dismantled the 569-year-old Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Tibet, many senior lamas left Tibet to build monastic institutions in other parts of the world. But the late Panchen Lama, head of Tashi Lhunpo refused to leave his home and therefore its counterpart in India could never become a proper university like Sera. But the campus in Bylakuppe built in 1972, still invites young monks for teaching and learning.