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.
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.
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.
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.