RYTHM Foundation Funds Restoration of Monastery in Bhutan

RYTHM Foundation Funds Restoration of Monastery in Bhutan

In 2013, RYTHM Foundation pledged a donation to support efforts to preserve the religious and cultural heritage of the Kingdom of Bhutan. This donation went on to finance the restoration of the main monastery of the 500-year-old Datong Tulku Rinpoche.

The main monastery before restoration works.

The monastery, located in Punakha Valley, Bhutan, is a large four-storey building, originally built by the first Datong Tulku named Terton Chenpo Yongzin Ngawang Drakpa in 1507. Since the construction of this monastery, no major restoration had been carried out until RYTHM Foundation’s involvement in the project.

The current Datong Tulku Rinpoche has been very appreciative of the significant contribution by RYTHM Foundation, sharing beautiful images of the restored building.

Somewhere over the rainbow lies the beautiful Datong Tulku Rinpoche Monastery.

The current Datong Tulku Rinpoche standing outside the main building of the monastery.

The exterior façade of the main monastery after restoration works.

Stunning interior of the main monastery.

The intricate interior of the main monastery.

Artwork in the main monastery.

More artwork adorn interior of the main monastery.