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Today, Nechung Monastery in occupied Tibet has about sixteen monks. Over sixty monks are being given the full training in these disciplines at the re-established monastery in India. Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling in Hawai'i is affiliated with this eminent tradition and is Nechung's headquarters in the West.

Nechung Monastery also struggled to maintain its' identity in exile. Only six of the 115 monks from the original monastery in Tibet had managed to flee in 1959, and Nechung Rinpoche, the head of the monastery, escaped in 1962. In order to be close to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, a small rented house in lower Dharamsala served as the monastery's temporary base, where novice monks were recruited and trained. After a few years, the Tibetan Government-In-Exile allotted Nechung Monastery a small plot of land directly below The Library on which a temple, a school,and monks' residences were built. Construction began in 1977 and was complete by 1984.



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