Buddhist monastery

Welcome to Lhungtok Choekhorling


Khen Rinpoche

Ven. Geshe Thubten Chonyi.


September and October 2023

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Lama Zopa Rinpoche's video in support of the Monastery

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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Assisi: a Spirituality and Contemplation Retreat in the hills of Umbria

The week of the LamRim Retreat, organized by the Sangha Foundation in the context of the course “Liberation in the palm of your hand” with Ani Ciampa Tashi, ended in Assisi. It was an unforgettable experience

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Signing with the company for the construction of the Monastery!

The time has finally come to start bringing this project to life.

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The Sangha Foundation ETS Is Born

We are happy to inform you that starting from April 5th, after a long procedure, our Association has transformed into the Sangha ETS Foundation.

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