Welcome!

logo-spiritual-Nalanda 179x188Nalanda is a unique Buddhist monastery for Western monks in the Tibetan Geluk tradition, located about 40 km from Toulouse in the Tarn district of Southwest France.

Currently, around 25 monks and 50 lay people and nuns form the core of the community. Nalanda Monastery offers an ideal environment to combine study and practice in an appropriate lifestyle. Primarily, Nalanda aims to be a home for monks to train in philosophy, monastic discipline and retreats.

Nalanda has two full-time study programs, the FPMT Basic Program and Masters Program. These programs are open to monks, nuns and lay people. The courses are taught by highly qualified teachers, who are geshes from Sera Monastery (India). Additionally, Nalanda is very fortunate to welcome other distinguished teachers and High Lamas throughout the year.

Read more about the History of the Monastery


Masters Program

Advanced studies on buddhist sutra and tantra

manjushri 100x133Nalanda started its first MP on the 4th September 2013 as both a campus course and an online course. The first subject (Ornament for Clear Realisation) has already begun, however, anyone can attend the classes, especially teachings Mon-Fri 9:30-12:30. The Ornament explains everything we aspiring bodhisattvas need for enlightenment! Interpretation is provided into French and texts are available on request.

General Information about the Masters Program

Contact the MP coordinator for more info.

Basic Program

Inspiring teachings you can integrate into your life

stupa-100x133From February onwards the Basic Program offers teachings on the Bodhisattva Deeds by Shantideva. Our new teacher, Geshe Jamphel Gyaltsen, and our new translator will make these teachings accessible for both new and more advanced students. We welcome anyone interested to follow teachings that provide a better understanding of the Dharma and help transform our minds.

Read more information about the Basic Program

For questions give us a call our send us an email

Retreat Hut Project

Nalanda is building ecological retreat huts

retreat-hut-project 100x75Nalanda currently has two private huts, which can be used either for long / short retreats or as accommodation for people who are following our Basic or Masters Programs. Nalanda has various options for potential residents. If you are interested, you are invited to discuss the financial options with us. Sponsorship is also very welcome for further huts, landscaping or solar panels.

More information about the huts

Join us!

Sunday afternoon between 2 PM and 6 PM

RoseNalanda extends a warm welcome to all visitors. Visitors are especially welcome every Sunday afternoon between 2 PM and 6 PM, or by appointment outside these times.

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