Monastic Experience

Dalai Lama, spiritual head of Buddhist faith, moved out of Tibet with thousands of monks and made Ladakh his home. Ladakh has number of Buddhist monasteries belong to both branches of Buddhist faith viz. Mahayana and Hinyana.

Head Lama of a Monastery is called Kushak which means reincarnation. The famous monasteries of Ladakh are Hemis Gompa, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Sankar Gompa, Namgyal Tsemo Gompa, Likir Manasty, Lamayuru Monasty, Thiksey Monastery, Shey Monstery, Spitok Gompa, Stokna Monastery, Phugtal Gompa, Alchi Gompa.

The monasteries of Ladakh usually built on lone rocks or on spots facing craggy mountains add a unique religious flavor to the region of serene natural beauty. In these monasteries, you can learn to practice the deep meditational forms of Buddhist Yoga like Vipasna (seeking your inner self) and Ana-pana-sati (watching your breath).