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2014 Kalachakra Ritual Ceremony

Kalachakra is a unique and important system of highest yoga tantra in Tibetan Buddhism. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has given many Kalachakra initiations, and monks from the Namgyal Monastery have provided numerous teachings on Kalachakra throughout the world. View the Live Stream of Kalachakra Ritual Ceremony


Teachings and Events

Namgyal Monastery offers a vibrant array of programs, study opportunities, and cultural events. Our instructors include resident Namgyal monks, visiting teachers, and preeminent Western scholars of Buddhism.

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Dü Khor Choe Ling

We're building a wonderful new facility for teaching, housing, and retreats. It's called Dü Khor Choe Ling, or The Land of Kalachakra Study and Practice. See the progress and learn how you can help.


Sand Mandalas

Of all the traditional Tibetan tantric practices, the art of painting with colored sand is one of the most unique and exquisite. Sand mandalas are created to bring blessings to the earth and its inhabitants, and to serve as a spiritual tool to aid practitioners in their understanding. Learn more about mandalas.

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Blessings and Prayers

The resident monks of Namgyal Monastery are available on a limited basis to consecrate statues, thangkas, and ritual dharma objects; perform special blessings and prayers for the ill and deceased; and, bless a marriage or the birth of a child.


Welcome to Namgyal

Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, New York, is the North American Seat of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Open to all, Namgyal offers authentic teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in a traditional monastic setting.

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Contribute to Namgyal “...preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture in [a] free country is now very important.”
- HH the Dalai Lama