About Namgyal Tantric College and Namgyal Monastery

Namgyal Monastery is the personal monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We are located in Dharamshala, India. We hope you enjoy our site and find it useful and informative.

About Namgyal Monastery in India

After the invasion of Tibet and Lhasa by Communist Chinese in 1959, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama and approximately one hundred thousand Tibetans, including fifty-five Namgyal monks, fled into the neighbouring countries of Nepal, Bhutan and India. His Holiness then re-established Namgyal Monastery in India. Namgyal Monastery was rebuilt near the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, and has managed to continue its program of studies and ritual practices under the very guidance of His Holiness.

Unlike other Tibetan monasteries, Namgyal Monastery has a unique mandate — it is the personal monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and as such is non-sectarian and responsible for maintaining ritual practices and teachings of all the four main lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is especially privileged and honoured to perform annually the sacred rites and rituals established by the successive Dalai Lamas for the temporal and spiritual benefits and prosperity of Tibet and its people, and for world peace in general.

You can read more about the history of Namgyal Monastery and Tantric College here.

Teachings of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama

His Holiness’ teachings are available as webcasts, video, audio, and text, for viewing online and for download

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