Taktse ‘Ugen Chokhorling’ Ani Gonpa is situated approximately five
kilometers from Gangtok, East Sikkim.
The monastery follows Nyingmapa
In early 20th century, a Lama called ‘Amje Lama’ came from the land of
Ladak and built a small hermitage at present Taktse where he spent the rest
of his life in retreat courses.
He ,being an Amje, used to treat the patients with Tibetan medicine and thereby
many householders of the surrounding village such as
Luying, bojogari and Pellong became the devotees of Taktse
Tshamkhang. After the demise of the said Lama, his daughter Ani Damchho Doma
(Nun) carried further her father’s heritage. Later, Ani Damchho Doma
founded a small Gonpa just below the old Hermitage in 1980 with the help
of contributions from the devotees and the financial grant from the Government.
She established this Ani Gonpa giving the name as “Ugen Chokhorling Gonpa”
with the enrolment of 12 nuns and carried out all the periodical pujas
like the other monasteries..
Unfortunately, Ani Damchho passed away in an early age and her
sister Ani Ganga Lhamo took over the charge of this Gonpa who in recent
years, constructed a small Dubkhang or meditation Centre for the nuns to
go for Losum-Dasum, which is a three years and three months retreat