Since Nalanda Monastery was founded in 1981, its old manor house served as the heart of the community’s daily activities, and in 2008 and 2016 two new buildings were completed in accordance with Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s long-term vision for a main temple, and to meet the specific needs of the growing community.

While the aging roof of the old house was replaced in 2009 and energy efficient solar panels were installed in 2015, it’s now becoming increasingly necessary to continue further renovations to ensure that this beautiful 175-year-old-building can continue to serve the community of monks, and future generations to come.

Nalanda Monastery aims at starting this project in the spring of 2019 in order to be done before the expected visit of Lama Zopa Rinpoche to Nalanda Monastery at the end of 2019. The total cost is estimated at 200,000 €. This includes replacement of all
the windows into double glass windows as the old windows dissipates heat which makes them
costly and environmentally unfriendly. New shutters are needed, as well as woodwork
around the roof and restoring the façade.

We invite you to take part in theis project, for example;

              Windows:  100-500 € /each
   Doors: 1250 € /each 
   Doors: 1250 € /each 
   Shutters: 400-550 € /each 
  Plastering walls:  
  South side 30,000 €
  North side 30,000 €
  East side 16,000€ 
  West side 16,000€ 


“It is said by the Buddha, all the peace and happiness of sentient beings
depend only on the teachings of the Buddha existing, and that depends
only on the Sangha. These words ‘only on the sangha’ denotes that those who
are correctly abiding in the teachings, the essence of Buddha’s teachings is
Vinaya. It is not defined by wether there is the teachings of the Buddha in
that country, it is not defined by tantra, by how many people learn and practice
tantra teachings; it is defined by people living in the Vinaya, having the lineage
of ordination”

Lama Zopa Rinpoche at Nalanda, 2001

The realization of this project relies entirely on the kindness and generosity of sponsors and volunteers. As such, all donations regardless of size are most welcome and greatly appreciated.
The positive karma generated by making offerings to the monastic community is beyond measure in this life and future lives, as well as a direct contribution to enable the continuous flourishing of Nalanda Monastery.

▪ A place for monks to live in a pure linage in their vows,
▪ Two high quality full-time study programs for monks, nuns and lay students,
▪ Service to our holy teachers, especially His Holiness the Dalai Lama, our
spiritual director Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche and our resident teachers,
▪ Pujas and animal liberation for the welfare of all sentient beings,
▪ A welcome to Buddhist and non-Buddhist people for retreat or just a
listening ear,
▪ A workshop in order to create holy objects,
▪ And engagement in social service and needs such as Tibetan medicine,
interreligious dialogue and visiting elderly, sick or dying people.

International Bank Account Number (IBAN) FR76 1120 6200 0623 5985 7311 087
Credit Agricole Nord Midi-Pyrenees
219, Avenue Francois Verdier
81022 Albi Cedex 9
Account name: Monastere Nalanda
Bank code: 11206
Brach code: 20006
Account number: 2359 8573 110

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