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.

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Visit 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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Masters Program

Advanced studies on buddhist sutra and tantra

manjushri 100x133Nalanda started its first Masters Program as both a campus and an online course on September 4th, 2013 .

The program offers an in-depth study of five great texts as well as extensive retreat experience, all of wich will provide a thorough grounding in sutra and tantra. The course has been inspired by the Geshe Studies in the traditional Gelug monastic universities.
We are currently studying Maitreya’s Ornament for Clear Realization, which is  the first subject of the program. New students who are interested in joining us in the future are welcome to register before the start of each subject. Following the Ornament for Clear Realization, we will study Chandrakirti's Supplement to the ‘Middle Way’ which is starting in September, 2016.

General Information

Contact the MP coordinator

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.

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Le projet des cabines de retraite (FR)

Nalanda construit des cabines de retraite écologiques

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Nalanda a actuellement deux cabines individuelles, qui peuvent servir pour des courtes ou longues retraites ou bien pour héberger des personnes qui suivent le Basic ou le Master Program. Nalanda propose diverses options pour les résidents potentiels. Si vous êtes intéressez, nous vous invitons à discuter avec nous des options de financement. Le parrainage est aussi bienvenue pour financer de prochaines cabines, l’aménagement du paysage ou pour des panneaux solaires.


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