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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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Help us to make the project known

We have just printed the new A5 flyer. We are happy to be able to share it with you, download the PDF and help us to make the project known.

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Between Pomaia and Kathmandu with Franco Battiato

In the song Testamento included in the album Apriti Sesamo, Franco Battiato sings “I leave the happy years to friends. Of the most daring reflections ". And the closest friends ...

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Buddhist Monastery Monks on the hill

The Buddhist Monastery Celebrates the Day of Trees

On the occasion of the National Day of Trees *, on November 21, 2021, we take the opportunity to tell you about the “BioRemediation & MindRemediation” project which has as its objective the environmental and naturalistic recovery of the Monastery area.

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