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Pathgate Offers Water Tank to Palyul Choekhorling Monastery in Bir

Members of the Ordained Sangha at the Palyul Choekhorling Monastery in Bir, India

Palyul Choekhorling Monastery is situated in Bir - a village in the Dhauladhar foothills of the Himalayas in the western region of the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India. It was established in 1980 by Ven. Rigo Tulku Rinpoche and follows the Palyul Nyingmapa tradition as taught by His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.

Home to over 200 monks, the monastery offers free education, lodging, food and medical care to all the ordained sangha there. Water supply to the monastery has for years been relying on water collected directly from the mountain stream. With the number of monks living at the monastery increasing year by year, water shortage has become a pressing issue that needed to be dealt with urgently. In response to a request from the monastery to Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche, the Pathgate sangha in Singapore has collectively raised the funds needed to sponsor the construction of a water tank at the monastery. The completion of the new water storage facility will for certain play an important role in easing the problem of water supply at the monastery.