The original Shechen Monastery was destroyed during the Chinese occupation of Tibet in the 1950s. Nevertheless, its essence was preserved by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche who was exiled to Nepal and who established a new home for the monastery here. Thus, while the building itself is quite new and vibrant, the philosophies, culture and practices that you find within its walls are as old as time ...
Over the years a large number of Sherpas have been instrumental helping others to achieve successful ascents of the mighty Mount Everest. One such person is Nawang Gombu, a Sherpa mountaineer born in 1936 in the beautiful village of Minzu, Tibet.