DHARMA CHAKRA CENTRE - SIKKIM
The Rumtek Monastery is located in eastern Sikkim, 24 kilometers away from Gangtok, the capital of the Sikkim. Dharma Chakra Centre or Rumtek Monastery is one of the most important seats of the Kagyu lineage outside Tibet. It is believed that the monastery is an excellent replica of the original Kagyurpa Monastery in Tsurphu, Tibet. In the early 1960's, His Holiness the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa, founded this seat. The centre houses some of the world's most unique religious scriptures, manuscripts and religious art objects and has become the International Kagyu Headquarters during the life of His Holiness, and was the place from which lineage activities have manifested throughout the world.