Welcome to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust, supporting Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakuppe, South India

After the Tibetan national uprising that took place in 1959, a handful of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery monks along with many thousands of Tibetans escaped into India. The Monastery was then subsequently re-established in Bylakuppe in Karnataka State, India. With the induction of new recruits over the years, the Monastery today has about 400 monks. Most of our major monasteries are thriving, but Tashi Lhunpo is still facing difficulties.

Through the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust's educational and cultural exchanges, including chanting and cham performances, the monks share our unique Tibetan culture and their special monastic tradition with people in Europe and other parts of the world. The Trust also supports the Monastery's work in India. Any assistance extended to the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery will be much appreciated. As Patron of the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust and because of my unique relationship with the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery I support the work of the Trust and wish it success in its attempt to help the Monastery here in India.


Monastery Newsletter

Read how the monks are coping in the monastery with the current Corvid 19 Pandemic and their support for the local communities, both Indian and Tibetan

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Gompa Services

We are delighted to announce a free webcast of a short teaching on ‘Ways to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic from a Buddhist perspective’ by H.E. Khen Rinpoche, Zeekgyab Tulku, at Tashi Lhunpo monastery, Bylakuppe, Mysore, India on May 13th, 2020. The teaching is given in Tibetan with English translation.

Registration for the webcast is now open at www.gompaservices.com. Registration and viewing will be available until June 1st, 2020.

The Webcast:

H.E. Khen Rinpoche, Zeekgyab Tulku (Tenzin Thupten Rabgyal), gives advice on ways of coping with the anxieties and sufferings related to the Covid-19 pandemic from a Buddhist point of view. Born in Mundgod, South India in 1983, in 1986 His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognized Tenzin Thupten Rabgyal as the 5th reincarnation of Kachen Lobsang Thupten Nyendak Namgyal (the 4th Zeekgyab Tulku). In 1989, Rinpoche received his novice vows from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and was instructed by His Holiness to begin his formal education at Gaden Jangtse monastery. Rinpoche also received his full ordination vows from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. In 2010, Rinpoche studied tantra for a year at Gyudmed monastery after having completed his Geshe degree. Also, in 2010, Rinpoche completed his Kachen examination at Tashi Lhunpo monastery. In 2019, His Holiness the Dalai Lama appointed H.E. Zeekgyab Tulku as the abbot (khenpo) of Tashi Lhunpo monastery and the formal Enthronement Ceremony took place on February 11, 2019.


This is a free webcast but registration is needed to view the webcast. To register, please go to www.gompaservices.com and sign in to your Gompa account and select Special Events / See details of all events and webcasts; then select the event (from the list in date order, or by selecting Tashi Lhunpo from the monastery / nunnery list). If you do not have a Gompa account, you can create a free account at www.gompaservices.com/NewToGompa.



The Monastery's official Statement to mark His Holiness the Panchen Lama's 31st Birthday is HERE.

A special online release of the Panchen Lama's Long Life Prayer is available on Bandcamp

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