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Dalay Goenpa (Nalanda Buddhist College) || Dalay Goenpa (Nalanda Buddhist College)

Dalay Goenpa or Dalida is as well-known as Nalanda Nalanda Buddhist College in Bhutan. Located below Talo Monastery and above Walakha, about a 25-minute drive from the main highway to Punakha. Gyalwang Shakya Rinchen Rinpoche the 9th Je Khenpo founded the Nalanda Monastery in 1757 as a substitute for the Bhutanese who made great effort to travel to India to visit ancient Nalanda University in India. In 1991 His Majesty gave permission for Nalanda Monastery to become a Shedra. Then in 1992 two lopens (teachers) began the Shedra with 20 monks. Over time the number of lopens and students increased. In 2018 there were 6 lopens and 125 students that range from 8 to 28 years old.