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Welcome to Lhungtok Choekhorling


Khen Rinpoche

Ven. Geshe Thubten Chonyi.


September 2023

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a long story

40 years of history

For about forty years the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism has received the sincere interest of many Western practitioners and scholars in Italy.

Lama Yeshe and Geshe Jampa Gyatso came up with the idea of ​​building a monastery for monks and nuns while they were together in Kopan, Nepal, in the late 70s. That vision is now taking shape in a disused quarry in Pomaia, about 2 km from the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute. We have found the ideal site to build the future monastery which will be built on the rock just like the monasteries of Tibet. 


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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, was born on 6 July 1935 to a peasant family in the small village of Taktser, in northeastern Tibet. At the age of two he was recognized as the reincarnation of his predecessor. 

Our Sangha is inspired by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, creators of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) and our guides. 

Geshe Jampa Gyatso

Geshe Jampa Gyatso, resident teacher of the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute for 27 years, was our first abbot, and the main inspirer of the monastic community and of the Sangha Onlus Association.

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The first meeting between the abbot and the monks and nuns of Sangha Onlus

On the evening of Wednesday 27 September 2023, we monks and nuns of the association had a very special meeting with our abbot Geshe Thubten Chonyi, in which we were able to get to know each other personally and introduce ourselves.

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The Abbot of our Monastery has arrived in Pomaia!

Khen Rinpoche, appointed Abbot of the Lhungtok Choekhorling Monastery by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, arrived in Pomaia for a series of meetings.

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama's precious donation for the construction of the Monastery

It is with deep joy and emotion that we share the wonderful news that we have received a donation from His Holiness the Dalai Lama as a contribution to the construction of the Monastery. 

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