Lhodrak Kharcchu Lhakhang is a major Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Jakar, Bhutan. It is located on the hills overlooking Jakar. Lhodrak Kharcchu Lhakhang is one of the biggest monastic colleges in Bhutan. Unlike the other monasteries in Bhutan, it is quite recent, having been established by Namhai Nyingpo Rinpoche in 1984.
The desire to establish that monastery, however, goes back to 1961, when a representative of the 14th Dalai Lama visited Bhutan and encouraged the Kharchu monks living in exile there to continue the tradition.
Today Lhodrak Kharcchu Lhakhang has about four hundred monks. It stands as an effort to preserve and revitalize Tibetan culture. It is also one of the renowned Buddhist seminaries in Bhutan.
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