Ngagyur Dragmar Wangchen Ling was (one of biggest branch monastery of Khatok and Payul) founded in the 16th century by the geat meditation master Sala Rigzin Gyatso. During a retreat of many years in a nearby cavern, this renowned geat Master had a vision of the monastery as being a place a great benefit for the generation to come. Soon after, many students gathered and the first monastery was built. It is said that, at the moment of his death, Sala Rigzin Gyatso’s enlightenment was such that he attained the state of rainbow body.
Since then, in the following centuries the monastery expanded under the guidance of 13 Successive great masters who gave profound teachings on meditation. In the past, there used to be over 1000 monks and nuns living there but now the number has dropped to approximately 200.
Life at the monastery is totally devoted to study and practice. From early in the morning to late at night, all monks and nuns spend their days into prayer and study of holly scriptures. Besides, each season they also take part in the Gongdu Kagye Dorsem Shitro, an extremely Elaborate religious ceremony that last up to 8 days, w hich is performed for the benefit of all Sentient beings.
The young monks and nuns also take time to learn how to write and read. A retreat center is provided way above the monastery for the monks and nuns who wish to practice solitary meditation in prolonged retreats. And for the most experienced caves in the near by mountain provide a difficult and challenging environment indeed, but the benefits of such a retreat have been demonstrated repeatedly over the centuries by many great meditation masters.
One of new branch of Ngagyur Dragmar Wangchen Ling monastery is also under construction in North India, place call Chandarmani near Dhera Dun under the guidances of H.E. 6th Dragmar Khentrul Rinpoche. The main aim is to built Buddhist School and retreat center is for international students from all over the world.
The main aim and objective of this monastery is to practice Buddhist Dhrama and also from the Nyingma’s Chokor the following are main to be parctice.
1) Terton Sanjay Linpa’s GONDGUE CHOKOR, because from first Dragmar Thron holder to the sixth Dargmar Thron holder is reincarnaton(Namtrul) of Terten Sanjay Linpa .
2) Terton Rinzin Jatsen Nyinpo’s from six Chokor scripture, Lama Kunchok Shendu will be the main to practice.
3) Payul Terton Mingur Dorjee’s scripture Namcho Chokor will be practice.