News about Nalanda Monastery

Lam rim summer retreat with Ven. Dondrub a big success

lamrim retreat

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

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.

Geshe Jamphel’s teachings about Buddhist science

geshe jamphel

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

Request from Nalanda’s director

Dear Friends,

We hope you appreciate the activities of our monastery. We believe that these activities, under the spiritual direction of Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, are a very important base to develop the Dharma in the west and especially to develop the monastic life, the basis to uphold the Buddha teaching.

The wheel of Dharma explained

by Geshe Lobsang Jamphel (as translated by Venerable Tharchin)


This wheel of Dharma is a symbol. What kind of symbol? A symbol that indicates something about the place in which it is found.

Nalanda Monastery has a Dharma wheel and deer

new dharma wheel

Voila! After many years of work in progress, Nalanda finally has its Dharma wheel above the main entrance of the community building and in front of the big gompa (temple).

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Enseñanzas de Calma Mental en Nalanda, 2015

El abridor de ojos


Viaje a la vida monástica de Venerable Lektsok