The Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery is currently located in Dharamsala, India, although the monastery was originally situated in Tibet, a few kilometers south of Lhasa. It was built in the 18th century by the Most Venerable Yongzin Yeshi Gyaltsen, tutor of His Holiness the 8th Dalai Lama. During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Dip-Tse-Chok-Ling was ravaged and demolished to near ruins.
In 1992 the people of Dip began work on the reconstruction of Dip-Tse-Chok-Ling Monastery. Local volunteers, including the remaining monks, under the direction of Ven Tenzin Gelek Rinpoche, the 6th reincarnation of YYG and the late Lama Tashi Gyaltsen, made a request for assistance from Dip-Tse-Chok-Ling Monastery-in-exile in Dharamsala. The present director of the monastery-in-exile, Thupten Nyendak (Pema Lama) went to Tibet bringing with him five life-size statues from India, as well as donations for the reconstruction of the original monastery. In September of 1992 the monastery was twenty-five percent complete and was reopened. Funds are being raised for the completion of the monastery.
Presently the monastery has twenty five monks, including five monks from the original Dip-Tse-Chok-Ling Monastery who now serve as teachers to the other young monks.