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DRUK AMITABHA MOUNTAIN

DRUK AMITABHA MOUNTAIN
DRUK AMITABHA MOUNTAIN

Located in the vicinity of the Swayambunath Stupa on a hilltop, the Druk Amitabha Mountain was established in 1989 as a serene abode for serious practitioners and those wishing to receive blessings and benefits from all different spiritual activities.

Buddhists believe that the mountain is blessed by Buddha Shakyamuni himself more than 2,500 years ago and by the founder of Mahayana Buddhism, Nagarjuna, 1000 years ago, as well as by many enlightened saints.

Druk Amitabha Mountain is home to over 700 nuns and over 20 full time retreaters, who vigorously engage in spiritual practice for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Over the years, the Druk Amitabha Mountain has become a local landmark site for several reasons:

  • An important pilgrimage site of rare Buddhist relics
  • Home to gender-equality champions, the Kung Fu Nuns, who played a crucial role in delivering relief aid to victims of the 7.8M 2015 earthquake.
  • A crucial medical clinic that provides ongoing care and medicine to victims of the earthquake.