Khadro Ling Buddhist Temple

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People who come to the Serra Gaúcha usually only go to Gramado and Canela, but the Serra Gaúcha is much more than this. Khadro Ling Buddhist Temple is one of those things you can see in this area.

Also known as the Chagdud Gonpa Khadro Ling Buddhist Temple or simply Três Coroas Buddhist Temple, the Tibetan temple is dedicated to the study and practice of Vajrayana Buddhism. It is not a tourist area but is partially open to the public.

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Pure Land of Guru Rinpoche

The temple is 7 km (on a dirt road) from the center of Três Coroas, RS, on the top of a mountain and with a beautiful view. It was founded in 1995 by the Tibetan master Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche.

Admission is free, and there is ample parking, also free. This is a non-profit organization, but you can make donations in there.

Smoking is not allowed throughout the temple area or even photographing the inside area.

In the temple (la kang) you can watch a movie that explains a bit the basics of Buddhism and the history of Khadro Ling. There is no guided tour, but you can feel free to ask questions to the people there. In front of the temple, there is the Prayer Wheels, large cylinders containing mantras in paper scrolls that rotate continuously delivering blessings to the region and to those who come in contact with them.

Outside there are eight stupas, also called pagodas, monuments that represent the qualities of the enlightened mind.

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Stupas

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Statue of Akshobia Buddha

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Window of the Pure Land of Guru Rinpoche

Also outside the Khadro Ling Buddhist Temple, there are the prayer flags (see below on the photo slide), similar to the prayer wheels, containing printed mantras, and when swung with the wind, spread blessings to the region.

For those interested in deepening through lectures, retreats, and training, they occur in the temple as well. Just check the programming through the site.

On Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Tara Vermelha meditation is performed, which is open to the public.

There is no restaurant or snack bar in there, but it is possible to buy drinks from the temple shop.

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More Information on Khadro Ling Buddhist Temple

How to get there

By bus: the company Citral has lines from Porto Alegre to Três Coroas. From the Três Coroas bus station, you can take a taxi to the temple.

By car:

By RS–020: head towards San Francisco de Paula. Turn left at the bus stop 177. Follow signs to the Buddhist center.

By RS–115: turn right on Três Coroas first roundabout. Head to Águas Brancas neighborhood. You will continue for around 7 km on a dirt road. At the forks of the road, always turn left.

Address: Estrada Linha Águas Brancas, 1211, CEP 95660-000 – Três Coroas, RS

Visiting Hours

Wednesdays to Fridays: 9:30 am to 11:30 am / 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Saturdays and Sundays: from 9:00 am to 16:30 pm.
Free entrance only for bikes and cars.

Agencies and groups in vans or buses need to schedule the visit in advance.

Contact

Website: http://templobudista.org/

Phones: (51) 3546-8201 / (51) 99694-7299



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