Project

« Back

DRAMETSE LHAKHANG

DRAMETSE LHAKHANG
Drametse, Mongar District, Bhutan
+ More
BACKGROUND

Drametse Lhakhang, a sixteenth-century monastery straddling a steep and narrow mountain ridge in the verdant slopes of the eastern Himalayas, today houses a community of 80 monks. This Nyingma Buddhist site predates the seventeenth-century consolidation of Bhutan into a single kingdom. (...)

+ More
HOW WE HELPED

A strong earthquake, felt in Tibet, India, and Bangladesh, struck less than three miles from Drametse Lhakhang in September 2009. The earthquake was strong enough to cause numerous cracks in the ancient walls of the monastery. Cracking and displacement has compromised the structural stability of the three-story temple. (...)

+ More
WHY IT MATTERS

This project addresses the monastic community’s desire to repair damage caused by the earthquake while adhering to local restoration principles, such as the exclusive use of homegrown materials and building techniques. (...)

Syndicate content
IN THE MEDIA