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March 7 - June 7 2022

Living the monastic ethical discipline in the West and in the world

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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 XNUMXth 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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Geshe Ciampa Gyatso and the monastery

On November 27, 2022, Geshe Ciampa Ghiatso left his body for fifteen years. Our beloved and precious master was the first abbot of the Monastery and we want to remember him with you through the words of a short but intense speech he gave to the monastic Sangha who lived in Pomaia.

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LAWUDO: in retreat in the sacred place of Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Ven. Tsultrim of the Sangha Onlus Association has been in retreat in Lawudo since April 2022 and has sent us a beautiful story, with many images. Lawudo ...

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DIM Italia Annual Convention (Monastic Interreligious Dialogue)

Ven. Kunsang of the Sangha Onlus Association, from 27 to 30 September, participated in the annual conference DIM Italia (Monastic interreligious dialogue)

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