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Welcome to Lhungtok Choekhorling

The vinaya

March 7 - June 7 2022

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

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 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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From Bodhgaya, the sacred place where the Buddha attained enlightenment, confirmation of the creation of the Monastery

His Holiness the Dalai Lama's long-awaited end-of-year teachings in Bodhgaya were the occasion for some members of the Sangha Onlus to travel to India and meet Lama Zopa Rinpoche and later the Dalai Lama himself. 

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Serkong Rinpoche: The Monastery is fundamental in the development of the Dharma

The project to build a monastery here in Pomaia for monks and nuns (Sangha) is fundamental in the development of the Dharma.

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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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