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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.

the place


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Battiato: on May 18th on Rai 1 “The courage to be Franco” with scenes shot in Pomaia 

One year after his death, on Wednesday 18 May at 21:25, the first Rai 1 documentary on Franco Battiato is broadcast

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The agreement for the construction of the Monastery has been signed

It is with immense joy that we can give you an important update regarding the Monastery project. On Tuesday 10 May 2022, the convention was finally signed.

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A place of prayer to contribute to peace all together

We are happy to be able to communicate to you a new update relating to the Monastery project, which is so dear to all of us.

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