News about Nalanda Monastery

Geshe Jamphel’s teachings about Buddhist science

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Over a 18 months ago, His Holiness had asked Geshe Jamphel, our abbot, to start

Lam rim summer retreat with Ven. Dondrub a big success

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From June 27 to July 25 Nalanda Monastery organized a Lam Rim meditation retreat

Ordained at Nalanda: Ven. Chödrak / Yann Dulac

On May 2, 2014 Yann Dulac was ordained as a getsul (junior monk) at Nalanda. Chödrak, as he is called now, tells us how he became a monk and how he feels now.

New monks’ building about to become a reality

With the erection of the new monks’ building, Nalanda’s Master Plan (2010-2025) will enter into a new phase this autumn. Architect Martijn Prins explains the progress of the Master Plan.

7 Years at Nalanda: artist in residence Sonam Sherpa


For the past 7 years, Nepali artist, Sonam Sherpa has greatly served Nalanda in numerous art projects ranging from painting the magnificent large Buddha statue in the big gompa to painting finely detailed thangkas of the Protectors of the Lam Rim. Sonam tells about his life and his work for Nalanda.

How the 16 Arhats statues came to Nalanda

Reported  by Ven. Yonten to Ani Thubten Tenzin

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