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Gyuto Monastery

Sidbari, Dharamsala 176057, India
+91 189 223 6154
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mix of spirituality and earthen reality

mcleodganj is no tibet or ladakh or spiti that you will find ancient monasteries or gompas and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New Delhi, India
a peaceful monastery on Palampur Dharamshala highway

this monastery is located just off the Palampur Dharamshala highway & one can make a quick stop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Sidbari, Dharamsala 176057, India
+91 189 223 6154

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Reviewed 3 days ago

mcleodganj is no tibet or ladakh or spiti that you will find ancient monasteries or gompas and monks isolated from outside material world..here in dharamsala you can see the reflection of modern lifestyle, architecture and facilities for monks...this monastery however is special as its called...More

Thank Amitanshukjain
Reviewed 1 week ago

this monastery is located just off the Palampur Dharamshala highway & one can make a quick stop over . A pucca road of nearly 100 m brings you to the main complex. Long strings of Tibetan & Buddhist flags fluttering in the breeze contribute to...More

Thank RajeevDr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Monastery is in Sidbari, about 2.5 KM from Rakkar, the village where I stayed. It is on the main road - about 50 meters inside through a small road going up. Once you reach inside, it is BIG, with awesome views as well. You...More

Thank the_tanmoy
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Typical of any well kept religious place this is also a peaceful place thronged by interested visitors i

1  Thank rachvinod
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Gyuto Monastery is a short distance away from Norbulingka Institute. It is very neat & clean. The main monastery has a beautiful idol of Lord Buddha and architecture is very nice. They also have a meditation hall and you can check in to it to...More

Thank Abhijeet_Asm
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

A must see place It's the school for Monks and they train there since their childhood. So you'll get to see them all about the place, going on with their work. The highlight is the drop dead gorgeous back drop of the mountain peaks! It's...More

Thank Ranjani S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

From kids to the old the monks are here all around... we will have a feel on how they are brought up

Thank Ajithsarma
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Also seems to be known as Karmapa monastery. Silent, peaceful with many monks chanting. Ample parking. Beautiful location, with mountains in the backgound.

1  Thank Sujatha M
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice monastery. Very well maintained and it was very nice seeing young lamas studying. Quite impressive!

Thank Sharad K
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Visit to this monastery was altogether a lovely experience starting from the entrance to the main temple site. The back side view is superb. Must Must visit.

Thank 1111asd
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Suruchi A
Is the accommodation service is paid? If yes, Can u tell me how much was that for?
2 May 2017|
Response from jenjenrossco | Reviewed this property |
I believe accommodation is by donation, it does need to be booked ahead of time. You are welcome to ask the monastery how much is usually given as an offering for accommodation
what is the actual street address in Sidhbari for the Gyuto Monastery (I know the PO address, but I need the street address to have something delivered to the monks. Can anyone help?
9 December 2016|
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Response from jenjenrossco | Reviewed this property |
Thank you so much!
hi all....is there any full time job opportunities in monasteries for single woman.and is it safe . i want to serve my rest of life for humanity in some peaceful place like dharamshala.but i am only concerned about safety and the work environment.plz advise with some valid infos.
27 November 2015|
Response from Manoo_Joshi |
Hi, I saw your message today. I have seen many women monks in McLeod and they look joyful. It felt safe to me to be in McLeodganj even I am not a local. So I feel it is very very safe for you to stay and serve there... More