Kagyu Nalanda Monastery, South India

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF KAGYU NALANDA (B.T.M.R.C)

During the 1980s K.C. Lama Kalsang Rinpoche and Ogyen Samtenling Karma Rinpoche had a vision of the Escamilla way of life that involved all living beings on earth. Kagyu Nalanda was born of that vision. In 1995 the Bodhisattva Trust Milarepa Retreat Center (B.T.M.R.C) was registered with the Government of India, South Karnataka state. By 2001, the main construction project was completed. His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje inaugurated Kagyu Nalanda on March 16th 2005.  With its facilities for 300 monks and 50 staff members, Kagyu Nalanda is designed as the foundation to manifest that vision of world peace. Our goal in the 21st century is to take on the role of new spiritual ambassadors to bring peace to the world through projects such as organic farming, environmental protection, and self sustainability in the world.

 

TEMPLE’S NAME AND MISSION

The name of Kagyu Nalanda, was chosen by His Holiness 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje to signify achievement of peace in the world and the invitation of his direction and leadership in the new Era and dharma. This name was officially conferred by His Holiness 17th Gyalawang Karmapa Ogyen  Trinley Dorjee on 9th September 2009.

Our mission for environmental protection comprises organic farming, rain water harvesting, planting 1,000,000 trees by 2015, producing organic vegetables, producing our own dairy products, as well as harvesting solar and wind energy and developing an eco transport system.

HOW TO GET TO KAGYU NALANDA

Kagyu Nalanda is situated in Bylakupee, the largest Tibetan settlement in Karnataka State, in Mysore District (571104), South India, approximately 5 hours’ drive from Bangalore International Airport. Please visit our website at www.kagyunalanda.org for more details. You can also contact us at the following email address: kagyunalanda@gmail.com

 

KARMA GUNCHOE 2010

To be held from 10th November to 5th December 2010, the Kagyu Gunchoe is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist debating event held annually in the winter season. Monks from all lineages gather to engage in dharma practice and debate Buddhist philosophy. The Environmental Conference of 2010 will run concurrently with Kagyu Gunchoe at Kagyu Nalanda.

Participating Monasteries