One of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan, Chitokha Monastery, suffered severe damage during the 2011 earthquake.
The monastery has served as a winter residence for the Gangteng Tulkus and is of much historical value in the Pema Lingpa lineage. Built over 600 years ago by the great Maha Siddha Drupthop Thangthong Gyalpo, Chitokha Monastery houses important statues and relics. Gangteng Rinpoche considers the restoration an important priority, and the primary project at hand is the securing and rebuilding of the foundation. The renovation has begun in 2012 and will take considerable time, effort, and funds to complete.
Donations to this project are most essential in order for the monastery to be successfully rehabilitated, so please do consider contributing to the restoration.