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*<see name="Pullahari Monastery & Retreat Centre" alt="" address="P.O. Box 11015, Jagdol, Ward Kopan, Kathmandu, Nepal" directions="" phone="+977 1 4498196" url="http://www.jamgonkongtrul.org/pullamona_a.htm" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Pullahari is the seat of His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche in Nepal, located in the foothills north of the Great Stupa of Boudhanath. In the secluded serenity with spacious views, the age-old tradition of prayers, rituals, training, and education of monks continues in the monastery, and also in the Mahamudra retreat centre. In addition, residential programs for lay practitioners are offered at the Rigpe Dorje Institute, and the facilities for individual retreat are open throughout the year.</see>
*<see name="Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery" alt="The Kopan Nunnery" address="Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal" directions="" phone="9771-482- 1236" url="http://kopannunnery.org/" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Khachoe Chakyil Ling Nunnery (Kopan Nunnery) is currently the largest Tibetan nunnery in Nepal with over 400 nuns. The nunnery provides full scholarship for the nuns, which includes education, accommodation, health care & food. With help of generous supporters, the completion of its building plans, Kopan Nunnery will be the Largest Tibetan nunnery in the World – able to house a thousand nuns. The aim is to create a place study and practice for nuns - a supportive & stable environment for women who wish to pursue a spiritual life.</see>
*<see name="Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery" alt="" address="North of Boudha, Nepal" directions="on 2½ acres of farmland just north of the ancient legendary Jarung Khashor Stupa in Boudha Nath." phone="+977 -1-4470993491-4993" url="http://www.shedrub.org" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery comprises a traditional Tibetan monastic setting where more than 200 240 monks dedicate themselves to monastic activities. Established in 1976 by the renowned dzogchen mater, H.E. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and his two eldest sons, Tulku Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche and Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche. To perpetuate the Doctrine of Lord Buddha, their the monks' daily life centers around study Buddhist studies & daily practice. Twice daily, at 6:00am and at 16:00, pujas are performed by a host of monks at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling. Pujas are normally an hour in length, & and visitors are always welcome. For the Western Buddhist practitioners staying in Nepal & to introduce the basics of Buddhism to interested travelers, Tulku Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche , who speaks English and also makes use of a translator, freely offers teachings in his Saturday Morning Teachings Talks held each weekendin the monastery's main temple. One can sample and even download a free video of a weekend talk at: www.dharmasun.org and subscribe to the weekly teachings, if one likes. Every November, Rinpoche also offers a 10-day Fall Seminar in the same temple on all levels of Buddhist philosophy, practice and meditation. Visit the monastery's website for more information: www.shedrub.org </see>
'''== kunsang choling nunnery Do==*'''Circumambulate'' ' the stupa (walk clockwise around it). This is small institution for the nuns and monk, located at kopan, ward nomain activity of pilgrims & many tourists too. One lap is approx. 150 meters.6 at short distance around three kilometers At the far side from boudhanath the main gate entrance it is possible to walk up on to the stupa in kathmandu,nepalitself during the daytime. it was established in the 1995 AD*'''Photography'''. by lama gondupThe stupa & its surroundings are very photogenic, but please don't take pictures of people without their permission. the institution is to facilitate spacial for *'''Monastery tour''' Please practice good manners. Ask the first monk or nun and some you see at the place (monastery or nunnery) you wish to visit for permission, before wandering around their home grounds. Some (not all) encourage the monk with different aspect of knowledge in Tibetan Buddhismpublic to visit by offering guided tours, classes, like readingpuja services, writingmeals, grammar& gift shops. rituals and performing thanka arts While on their sacred grounds, philosophybe respectful,meditation etc. beside thisdon't smoke, turn off cell phones, lower your voice, classes on English language and simple mathematics are held to enable the nuns to understand daily chores. the nunnery aims to explore the infinite knowledgeleave your shoes outside before entering any temples or buildings, wisdom and spiritual power& get permission before taking pictures. we need your visit Bear in our nunnery and experience about Buddhism culturemind that monasteries & nunneries are sanctuaries for inner practice, not tourist attractions. Most (if you like visit we most well come to younot all) of them welcome donations. if you want to contact us. email: [email protected] email: [email protected]mobile no. 9741194406  thank you kunsang choling nunnery
==Buy==
*'''Samdrup Guest House''', Tel:''+977 1 478568''. E-mail:[email protected], mostly used by Tibetans on pilgrimage or visiting family, & so is a very cheap, but basic hotel (though more deluxe accommodation is available on the upper floors). The hotel is conveniently located across from the main gate at Boudha Stupa. Has gift shop on the 1st floor.
*'''Tharlam GuestHouse''', Tel:''+977 1 4472550, or 4496878''. E-mail:[email protected] Very nice and friendly guesthouse .The rooms are nice and clean, nice,& underpricedsome with kitchen and apt rooms quite big. Hot water. Beside/affiliated with On the back of the guesthouse is the beautiful Tharlam Sasang Namgyal Ling Monastery. One BR for 1 person: rs. 400; twin beds or double bed for 2: rs. $6001200; Suite or BR with Kitchen: rs. 10001500; (prices: 2011)located about 100 Meters NE of the Boudha Stupa.
===Mid range===
*'''Shechen Guest House''' [http://www.shechenguesthouse.com.np/]. Tel:''+977 1 4479009'' in the grounds of Shechen Monastery in Boudha has clean & good quality rooms with private bathrooms for about 10 USD (2011). Guesthouse also has garden with restaurant/coffee shop facilities, & is within a five minute walk of Bodhnath Stupa.
*'''Gangchen Guest House''' Opposite of Hyatt East Gate. Tel: 4470505, Room Rates from Rs.800 to Rs.1800
*'''Khawalung Monastery''' [http://www.khawalungtashichoeling.org/]. The monastery has basic rooms with shared toilets and showers available for visitors. Room rate is NPR700 or about US$10.00 inclusive of simple meals.
===Splurge===
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