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Message from the Dalai Lama.....


Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is one of the most important monasteries in Central Tibet besides being the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama.

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 250 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

FRIDAY 25TH APRIL 2014 is the celebration of the 25th birthday of His Holiness the 11th Panchen Lama

Spiritual Leader of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

To read the Official Statement issued by the Monastery on the occasion of the celebration organised by the Central Tibetan Administration to mark this important event please click here


We continue to raise money to support the monks in their work in the monastery, both through sponsorship and donations for specific projects to help them in their life in exile.  Please consider becoming a regular donor to the monastery - or help us with a one-off donation.

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Watch some of the masked dances from the Gutor Festival on YouTube - film taken by Kelkhang Rinpoche.  Link is at http://youtu.be/Q5YT8M8fXKw


Find the latest tour schedule for the monks' tour in 2014. 

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JULY 2014

Come with Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and Thiksey Monastery to this important teaching by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  

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Please support our efforts to raise the money to build the new Prayer Hall in Tashi Lhunpo Monastery - see the message from 
His Holiness the Dalai Lama:

Statement on the Panchen Lama's Birthday - 25th April 2013

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery's official11th_PanchenLama2 statement about the Panchen Lama is issued on 25th April on the occasion of His 24th birthday.  

On the auspicious occasion of the 24th birthday of His Holiness the Panchen Lama, Jetsun Tenzin Gedhun Yeshey Trinley Phuntsok Pal Sangpo, we, on behalf of all sentient beings, offer our good wishes and prayers for his wellbeing.  

It is a matter of sadness that no news of this great spiritual leader has been heard since his disappearance at the age of six in 1995, in spite of numerous requests to the Chinese Government, leading many to question his safety and even whether he is still alive.  The situation in Tibet and for Tibetans in exile continues to deteriorate, with more than one hundred young Tibetan men and women deciding to take their own lives by self-immolation  in an attempt to raise the issues of religious freedom and the annihilation of Tibetan culture, language and tradition.  

Recalling the courage of the 10th Panchen Lama, who openly confronted the Chinese Government on behalf of the Tibetan people, we support the middle way approach for the future of Tibet, proposed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, as adopted democratically by Tibetans in exile, and request the immediate release of  Gedun Choekyi Nyima, the 11th Panchen Lama and Chadrel Rinpoche (leader of the search committee) and other political prisoners in Tibet.  

Finally we pray for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Panchen Lama, that they soon be reuinted and that the light of their teachings may be felt all over the world, as the light from the sun and the moon.

To read the full statement, please click here.


Please support our efforts to raise the money to build the new Prayer Hall in Tashi Lhunpo Monastery - see the message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama:

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