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.
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA
NEW SPONSOR FOR
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (with IBG)
EXHIBITION AND TALK
We are very grateful to Indus Experiences for their support of our event in London from 23rd to 30th October.
We are also delighted that Indus Experiences are organising an unforgettable tour of the treasures of Southern India to take place in February 2020, which will include a visit to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Bylakupe during the Gyuto Festival to experience the masked dances in their true home. Details of the tour are available on their website at www.indusexperiences.co.uk
Construction of the Medicine Mandala in the Pavilion at the RGS begins on Wednesday 23rd October from midday, and entry to the exhibition is free. Tickets are still available for Ian Baker's fascinating talk on Tuesday 29th October, and will be on sale during the exhibition and online. More details are available here.
2019 TOUR DATES NOW AVAILABLE
Please check here for more information about our tour in the autumn. New dates and details are still being added, so please keep checking for updates.
NEW KITCHEN PROJECT
Our project for 2017/18 is the construction of a new Kitchen for the Monastery, following His Holiness the Dalai Lama's advice to make sure that monks were offered a good, nutritious diet to help them complete their studies successfully. The new kitchen in the monastery is long overdue, and will benefit the whole community. Please visit our Appeal page for more information.
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is one of the most important monasteries in Central Tibet besides being the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama.