News from Mindrolling Monastery

Prepared by: Mindrolling International News Staff
Published: 12 March 2012

Café Opening at Devaloka

The Uptown Café had its grand opening on the 17th of February 2012. The cafe is located at the Devaloka complex on the Mindrolling campus. Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Sangyum Kushog, Jetsün Dechen Paldrön, Britton Bosarge, many monks and nuns as well as western guests made a visit on the opening day.

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche and Jetsunla are greeted by Lama Phuntsok Namgyal la, (senior manager of Mindrolling Monastery) who worked tirelessly from start to finish in all aspects—designing to building to final opening and operating—of the Uptown Café.

The Uptown Café boasts 'The Best Coffee in Town' and all who were lucky enough to sample the wonderful coffee, pastries and frozen drinks couldn’t have agreed more. The Café project is part of an effort to provide viable businesses around the Mindrolling Monastery complex in an effort to help support the local Tibetan community.


Samten Tse nuns gather to give their order at the new café.

An overflow crowd gathers around the counter.

There were delicious pastries offered that made it difficult to pick just one.

Sangyum Kushog, Lea and Lama Phuntsok Namgyal enjoy a cappuccino.

The opening day of the café was crowded with excited guests.

Lama Thupten la offers a round of lattes and cappuccinos to the nuns.

Karma Wozer la, Tsultrim Dechen la and Jigme Chodron awaiting a coffee outside the new Uptown Café.

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