News and Events

Heart Sutra Workshop with Dr. Kurt J. Schwalbe
The Meaning and Uses of the Heart Sutra
March 16 - 18, 2018
Join us for a weekend of exploration of the heart sutra - one of the most beloved and enigmatic Buddhist texts. In the weekend we will take an exciting fresh look at the text’s meaning, it’s origin andview different contemporary interpretations.
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Unlocking the Tibetan Liturgy with
Dr. Kurt J. Schwalbe

Learning to Read your Prayer and Practice Texts
March 19 – 20, 2018
Join us for 2 days of experiencing the richness and beauty of the Tibetan prayers. We will look into the special language of devotional prayers and even translate a few short prayers.
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Shamatha – mindfulness meditation weekends at Thosamling

Join us for this unique opportunity: 3 days of study and exploration of what mindfulness meditation is all about. Experience the different meditation techniques, learn about the aims and benefits of calm abiding
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We are an international community living and studying within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Whether you are looking for unique study and practice opportunities or a place for retreat, Thosamling is an inspirational and welcome home.

Situated at the foothills of the spectacular Dhauladar Range in Sidhpur, India, we are close to significant teachers from all four Tibetan Buddhist lineages, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa.

Staying in this area provides you with opportunities to participate in a wide array of Buddhist events.

Although Thosamling is primarily a nunnery, its ability to thrive and prosper is dependent on a strong and vibrant international community of Dharma practitioners. We invite you to learn more about our programs and community and come visit us for a tour or stay.

We are located in the peaceful terraced grain fields near the rural village of Sidhpur. To reach us you will walk for ten minutes along a stone footpath through the fields. Please call the office before arriving if you have luggage or need assistance and we will make sure a member of our staff meets you.

Thosamling Nunnery and Institute
Sidhpur, 176057, Dharamsala, Distt Kangra, H.P. India,
Mobile: (0091) (0) 9816141830, (0091) (0) 9882455065


Thosamling Nunnery, Institute and Retreat Center.