Chökyi Gyatso Institute (CGI)


The Chökyi Gyatso Institute (CGI) is situated in Dewathang Gewog, which is about 18 kilometers from the main town of Samdrup Jongkhar in Bhutan. This location offers a serene and spiritually uplifting environment, allowing people to experience a unique sense of spirituality and dharma. The institute originally began as a small temple constructed by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's maternal grandfather, Lama Sonam Zangpo. After a ten-year renovation process, the monastery entered the final stage of reconstruction in 2015. While maintaining a traditional program, it also serves as a testing ground for some of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche's innovative approaches to monastic education. From this location, one can enjoy panoramic views of Dewathang town and the Jigme Namgayal Engineering College.