About 500 year a go a Tibetan monk came to the Tawang region in Arunachal Pradesh.
He started the building of many monasteries including (Guchula) ZANGLUM GEYJE NORLING. The monastery was maintained for more then 300 years by the Tibetan monks who lived there. Although the living conditions where very harsh and the poverty very high, the monastery was maintained by the monks who went true there study and practice.
About 150 years ago a large portion of the monks relocated to other monasteries due to the harsh living conditions. Because of that people of the na buring villages started to life in the monastery, all of them being practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.
In 1975 the venerable Gelong Rinchen Tsering settled himself in the monastery. He gave many teachings about Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan medicine as well as astrology. Because of this he was of great value for the people of the different villages. Slowly more and more monks settled themselves in the monastery. He was a true mantra lineage holder and a true Dharma jewel. In 1999 venerable Gelong Rinchen Tsering had the plan to revive the monastery as a place of study and practice and for see the need for study in the surrounding villages. He past away in 2008 leaving the villages without refuge.
His students including the venerable: H.E Lotok Tulku Jangchub Pelsang, Lama Pho, Geshe Lharampa Lobsang Tendar, (Lekey Khandu, Jampa Norbu and Jampa Chophel), took the responsibility on them to carry out the plans of there master.
They consulted H.H the 14th Dalai Lama about the plans to revive the old monastery. And His Holiness gave his support. The local authorities of Arunachal Pradesh where also consulted and gave there support and permission to Carry out the plans.
Geyje Norling monastery
Present-day they colaberate to rebuild the monastary. They work together for the remaining monks. They also support some boys and girls who are sent to other schools in several other places. It provides for their basic needs in such a way that they are able to continue their studies. This is the way to maintain the Dharma lineage, which is incredibly beneficial for all living beings.
In 2009, and after consultation with H.H the 14th Dalai Lama, the monastery has been moved to a location that meets better conditions.
In 2014, after consultation with H.H the 14th Dalai Lama, the 7th Ratag Rinpoche was installed as abbot of the monastery.