Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

December 31, 2012 | in Travel

This unique Buddhist monastery is located in the Indian district of Lahaul and Spiti, situated on a picturesque hill, which height measures 4166 meters above the sea level. Early in the century Key Gompa celebrated its millennium.

According to one of versions, the monastery was built after the destroying of a monastery in the nearby village Rangrik. Key Gompa is a home for three hundred monks, who in the warm months of the year are cultivating the surrounding land. The founder of the monastery is considered to be Dromton, a disciple of the well-known among Buddhists teacher named Atisha. At the moment, Key Gompa monastery is the largest one in the Spiti Valley. The walls of the monastery are decorated with paintings. The monastery collection contains an impressive collection of books, sculptures, weapons, and other art objects and attributes of the history.

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

Key Gompa, a Fortified Buddhist Monastery

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  • Jonathan Zarrouk

    Hi

    I’m looking for a correspondent/a person I can write to in Key Gompa ; We are two students from Western Europe, willing to live there with the monks for one month, adopting their lifetsyles and learning the fundamental philosophy of tibetan buddhism.

    Thank you in advance for any help:)

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