Tibetan Monastery

Tibetan Golden Temple in Coorg

The Tibetan Monastery or the Tibet Camp as locally called is located around 6 kms from Kushalnagar town towards Mysore. This Tibetan settlement at Bailkoppa or Baylkuppe is the the second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet. There are over 7,000 monks and students at the Tibetan monastery.buddha statue coorg

After the Chinese took over Tibet, the refugees were settled at Bylkuppe near Kushalnagar and the Buddhist Monastery was re-established here in 1972. It houses over 7,000 monks and students today. The monastery not only attracts large number of young Tibetans seeking enlightenment and education, but also draws huge tourists from all over India and abroad.

tibetan monksBylakuppe Tibetan settlement consists of a number of small camps close to each other, and has a lot of monasteries, nunneries. Most famous among them are the large educational institution Sera, the smaller Tashilunpo monastery and Namdroling monastery.

The 40 ft tall golden Buddha statues are the major attractions of Bailkoppa. The statues of Buddha, Padmasambhava, and Amitayus are the notable ones. The walls of the temples and the institutions are decorated with colorful paintings depicting gods and demons from Tibetan Buddhist mythology. The altar is decorated with flowers, candles and incense sticks.

Apart from the calm and peaceful surroundings there are shopping centers near the temples where one can shop for traditional Tibetan items like costumes, statues, carpets, jewelery etc.

17 Responses to Tibetan Monastery

  1. admin says:

    yes.. there are lodges available near the Monastery.

  2. k shreya shetty says:


  3. Nila says:

    Are u in need of peace? visit this temple

  4. shivani says:

    strange but true: they r refugees. but they have golden temple and
    in their houses our kannadiga’s are servants,maids.

    • Kannadiga says:

      Shivani…dont invoke racism…you or your family members mite also be working(slavery) to MNCs n companies owned by non-Kannadigas….all people are ONE…all are humans….

  5. Human Being says:

    I am a pranic healer and i know the worth of energies. and Golden temple is one of the place which really gives peace of mind to all who visit. Saints there pray for us for life time if you meet them in there office and ask to pray for you.

  6. Meera paul says:

    Awesome……….every one must visit………..

  7. swathi says:

    v peacful n beautiful

  8. Janaki Rao says:

    I visited the temple recently, hoping to spend some quiet moments in the tranquil atmosphere. But we were not allowed to go near the altar. There were many tourists taking photos and making so much noise, I couldn’t even stand there, let alone meditate. It was a rape of such a sacred place by uncouth people. Please make sure this does not recur

  9. raghu says:

    excelent atomosphire and wonderfull paintings good maintaince

  10. I had been there,
    Its a nice place to visit., Peaceful location..

  11. ravi chhabra says:

    Visited on October 4th 2014 with family. Beautiful sight. In spite of the huge crowd , felt at peace. What really bugged us was the exorbitant price charged by the shop keepers for trinkets. For example a coffee mug was offered @ INR 160 ( even though the price written on the box , with hand, was INR 60) .The shop keeper simply refused to budge. Even the Lotus Sutra bunting was priced at INR 150. The original Golden Temple at Amritsar( Or any other Gurudwaras ) has sewaks who offer free service to look after your footwear with great humility. Here people were charging money for the same, as if it is a big business.

  12. Manisha says:

    Does the monastery host any meditation camps? Can we get an accommodation inside the premises and participate in the regular activities for 1-2 days?

  13. Jayson chan says:

    This is the one of the most popular kungfu school in India. I love this place and pictures.

  14. Vinodh says:

    There are few monkeys with camera.. who forget what is the purpose of visit and keep clicking at everything they see.. Those monkeys should be banned.

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