Shalu Monastery was founded by Chetsun Shetsun Jugney in 1027 A.D at Shalu Village near Shigatse town in Tibet. It is one of the oldest monasteries built during the later spread of Buddhism and was consecrated by the renowned Buddhist sage, Atisha (982-1034). In the early 14th Century, the monastery became one of the most famous centers of learning under the Abbotship of Buton Rinchen Drop (1290-1363 A.D), a great Buddhist scholar. During his tenure as abbot, he personally supervised the creation of 449 tantric Mandalas and excelled in the fields of preaching, debating and composing. The number of the monks rose to 7700. During the Chinese invasion in 1959, Shalu was destroyed and the monks were imprisoned or forced to renounce their vows. Shalu Monastery has been successfully constructed at Tibetan Cholsum Settlement, Bhuppur, Poanta Shaib India and was consecrated by Sakya Trichen Rinpoche in March 2005. Currently there are 23 monks undergoing religious training who will soon be completing their studies. The monastery does not have any source of income and no patron. Your help is needed to keep Shalu from disappearing completely. Your contribution would mean a lot to us.