a warm welcome to

Nalanda Monastery

One of the largest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the West, established in 1981 by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche and located in the South of France. Named after Nalanda Monastery in ancient India, we offer a conducive environment for monastics, programs in Buddhist Philosophy, meditation retreats and opportunities to serve. 

Study & practice

Su Eminencia Ling Rinpoche

Manjushri Praise & Initiation

6-7 julio 2024

Calm Abiding & Bodhicitta retreat

with Dice V. René Feusí

15-25 Aug 2024

 

FPMT Basic Program

5 year residential & online

with Geshe Jamphel

Started in Sep 2023

FPMT Masters Program

7 year residential & online

with Geshe Gyaltsen

Started in Feb 2024

Exploring Buddhism

14 month online

with Geshe Namdak & Geshe Losel

Started in May 2024

“We need to remember that we are all human beings. We have to think about the whole of humanity, not just my group. We can achieve this through education, one of whose roles is to reduce the gap between appearance and reality. The appearance is that there is a difference between “them” and “us”, while the reality is that humanity is one.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

“We need to remember that we are all human beings. We have to think about the whole of humanity, not just my group. We can achieve this through education, one of whose roles is to reduce the gap between appearance and reality. The appearance is that there is a difference between “them” and “us”, while the reality is that humanity is one.”

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Nalanda's Frontline
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Lama Yeshe

Founder of Nalanda Monastery

"We’re establishing Nalanda Monastery to produce many saints and scholars. That’s why I called it Nalanda. We can be just like the ancient Indian monastery Nalanda, which produced such great Indian pandits as Atisha, Naropa, and Shantideva. I really feel that our own monastery can produce such saints and pandits."
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Spiritual Director of the FPMT

The real heroes are those who are practicing Dharma. Many people don’t understand Buddhists; they don’t understand Sangha living in the West...However, you are the real hero! You are practicing Dharma, guru devotion, renunciation, contentment. Contentment is a great source of peace and happiness to you and others. And you are practicing bodhichitta—wow! This brings all happiness to you and every single being all the way up to enlightenment.
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Geshe Jamphel

Current Abbot

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Geshe Gyaltsen

Resident Teacher

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Geshe Losel

Resident Teacher

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Ven. Sherab

Current Director

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