Namgyal Monastery, founded by Sonam Gyatso - the third Dalai Lama in 1575, is situated at Dharamsala
, Himachal Pradesh
It is a center of learning, contemplation and meditation on Buddhist treatises and maintains ritual practices and teachings of the four main lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. Prayers and rituals for all major schools are performed by the monks of this monastery.
The monastery has over 180 monks, of which the younger monks study the major texts of Buddhist Sutra and Tantra. The monastery has a cafe, bookshop and a guesthouse adjacent to the Tsuglag Khang.