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

Visit of Dagri Rinpoche the next October

Dear Readers,
More good news, Dagri Rinpoche will come to Nalanda around October 9 and stay until the 16th. That is something to rejoice about!
Dagri Rinpoche

Financial publication 2014

 Dear Dharma friends,

The Nalanda community would like to thank all of our generous and benevolent sponsors.

Especially all members of the "Friends of Nalanda" who support our everyday life. Without the "Friends of Nalanda" the monastery could not continue its daily activities.

We would also like to thank all our sponsors who help us carry out the Dharma projects and the expansion of the Monastery.