The meditation center
In the kitsch of chaotic world, Namphke village is tucked in quaint calm and tranquility of solitude. It is situated on the banks of Burhidihing river which is a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra river. 25 miles away from Dibrugarh Assam, the road from the tea town Dibrugarh takes you through the emerald green tea gardens, dusty roads with the glimpse of river views to the melange of natural beauty and peace, Namphake.
The lifeline of the village is Namphake Buddhist monastery. The origin of Namphake village can be traced back to 1850 A.D. The people living here are descendants of the great Tai race believed to have migrated from Myanmar. They have over 150 families now. This monastery is considered as the most esteemed and oldest Buddhist monastery in Assam. It has a meditation center with the attached library has several Buddhist manuscripts reserved and is a notable tourist attraction of Assam.
The monastery set is eco-friendly and the natural setting also reflects their artistic side through adorning traditional handloom pieces.
Following the path of Buddhism encourages them to be more tolerant and peaceful. As a peace-loving community, they almost witness zero incident of crime. The monastery has its own set of rules:
- Have to take off your shoes before entering
- Encouraged to maintain a quiet and peaceful atmosphere
- It is devoid polythene or plastic
- Do not interrupt in religious activities
Namphake is a travel tranquility for your soul and mind. It is standing high in the harmony of peace and simplicity.
Mucalinda Tank with meditating Buddha statue guarded by a snake.