Welcome to Merigar! Join one of our guided tours to discover the history, art, and symbolism of this unique and special place.

GUIDED TOURS

PLACES TO VISIT

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THE YELLOW HOUSE (SERKHANG)

The Yellow House is home to the reception, a little shop, and the caretaker’s apartment. This is where you’ll find information on courses, guided tours, and more.

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THE TEMPLE OF THE GREAT CONTEMPLATION

The temple, designed by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, is built entirely from natural materials and features numerous paintings and decorations. Rays corresponding to the eight directions of the mandala spread out from its center, represented by a lotus flower. The eight sides of the temple are adorned with depictions of the principal masters of all Tibetan spiritual traditions and divinities with peaceful, ferocious, and joyful aspects.

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THE STUPA

A stupa is a reliquary monument representing the enlightened state of mind. Its function is to promote the welfare and prosperity of the surrounding environment.

 

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THE HOUSE OF ZI (ZIKHANG)

This building houses the Mandala Hall, where the Dance of the Vajra is performed, the Library with its important collection of texts in Tibetan, English, and Italian, and the Archives of the Community and the Shang Shung Foundation.

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THE CINERARIUM

 The Merigar Cinerarium was inugurated by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu on 15 August 2015.

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