The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is the largest teaching centre of the Nyingma lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. It is also called the Golden temple on account of the gold work done on every painting. It belongs to the Sangha community. The full name of the Namdroling Monastery is Thegchog Namdrol Shedrub Dargyeling. The ceilings of the temple are situated very high because of the three statues of Lord Buddha, 40 feet in height called Padmasambhava, Buddha & Amitayus. Besides art & paintings, one can also see the sacred things for traditional worshipping methodology like sacred texts, horns, trumpets, incense sticks, bells, prayer beads, Prayer wheels, prayer flags, drums.
The monastery hosts traditional Lama Dances, oversize Thankga hanging from the sides of its buildings, as well as solemn processions. These colourful paintings illustrate stories of God and demons from Tibetan Buddhist mythology. There are shopping centres near the temple, offering an extensive range of Tibetan items such as statues, carpets, traditional costumes and exquisite pieces of jewellery. The monastery houses consist nearly 5,000 male and female devotees. A garden is well maintained and accommodation is available for the monks inside the temple premises. The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is the biggest showing focus of the Nyingma ancestry of Tibetan Buddhism in the world.