The Mustard Seed name and its inspiration have been taken from the Bible, where the Lord says, "Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you."
Hence the Farm Stay derives the name "Mustard Seed".
The proprietor started this farm after a bitter personal loss with a handful of money left in his pocket. He had lost everything but he had hope &faith with him, and after years of sweat, tears and hard labour it has borne fruit, The Mustard Seed Farmstay stands for brightness & hope to all those who can reclaim their life and enjoy the earthy pleasures and experiences within the farmstay.
About RUMTEK :
Situated around 23 kms from Gangtok, in the hill facing Gangtok is Rumtek, a quiet getaway and home to the Rumtek Monastery, seat of His Holiness, The Gyalwa Karmapa of the Kargyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
The drive to Rumtek snakes through typical Sikkimese villages and many paddy fields. The paddy fields resemble a green carpet from July to September and later in October-November, the entire place is a sight to behold with golden paddy swaying in the breeze.
The main attraction, however, is the Rumtek Monastery, seat of His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa of the Kargyu sect of Buddhism. The largest monastery in Sikkim it demonstrates the best of Tibetan architecture and is an almost replica of the original monastery in Tsurpu inTibet. The monastery houses some of the rarest Buddhist religious art objects found in the world and is also a world renowned centre for Kargyu teachings.