Responsibility of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in exile in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, South India, bears the responsibility of preserving the seat of the Panchen Lama selected by the Dalai Lama, should he, like the Dalai Lama and the Karmapa, someday succeed in fleeing Tibet, or should he reincarnate outside of Tibet in the future. Because the previous Panchen Lama, the 10th, did not flee Tibet at the time of the Chinese invasion, few of the followers of his lineage emigrated to India. For this reason Tashi Lhunpo in exile is much smaller than most of the re-established great Tibetan monastic universities that have been developed by the monks who fled when the Dalai Lama fled Tibet. Each of these universities has a slightly different focus and tradition, much as great Western universities do.
Mission of The Panchen Lama – Tashi Lhunpo Project
The PLTL Project, under the direction of Khen Rinpoche Kachen Lobzang Tsetan, respects and supports the unique Tibetan Buddhist scholarly lineage and culture of His Holiness The Panchen Lama, the second most important figure in Tibetan buddhism — who was abducted by the Chinese government in 1995, when he was six years old. Khen Rinpoche now holds to seat for the 11th missing panchen lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.
The Ultimate Goal of The PLTL Project
is to secure the traditions of Tashi Lhunpo, in anticipation of the release and rightful return of the Panchen Lama to his seat at this great scholastic monastery.
We need your support
“The Panchen Lama- Tashi Lhunpo Project (PLTLP) seeks to help fulfill the wishes of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to improve the monastery of Tashi Lhunpo in exile, in honor of the Panchen Lama.
Having successfully supported the raising of funds for the building and completion of the Prayer Hall, which was the initial commitment for the PLTLP, Khen Rinpoche Kachen Lobzang Tsetan, appointed Abbot of Tashi Lhunpo by His Holiness the 14 th Dalai Lama, has realized the importance of needing a new library at Tashi Lhunpo. This is now the newest undertaking for the PLTLP.
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery Library Project
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is now planning to build a working library within the Monastery perimeter to serve as a source and center of learning for all the monks now living and studying at the Monastery.
Currently the Monastery lacks basic library infrastructure and floor space to meet this goal. The current space does not have furniture nor is it large enough to allow young and senior Monks to study, nor does it have electronic equipment to provide modern sources of learning and information access. Additionally the Monks do not have the ability to archive library materials, nor the resources to restore many old scriptures and important scholarly texts.
A new well-equipped library for Tashi Lhunpo Monastery will aim to:
- Serve as a learning hub for young and senior Monks
- Provide a wide range of learning resources and modern equipment
- Improve the capacity to restore old scriptures and texts, and archive important materials
- Serve as a center for collaborative efforts and learning projects
- Design solutions for unique learning priorities and needs
Tashi Lhunpo in exile in Bylakuppe, India, is re-establishing itself as an important scholarly institution for all
Tibetans and anyone else interested in Tibetan Buddhism, teachings, culture and people.
The Monks of Tashi Lhunpo request your compassionate understanding and generous support to realize this project in order to ensure the preservation and dissemination of ancient wisdom and modern education.
We were able to complete the Prayer Hall because of your kind donations. Completion of the Library will also depend on your support and kindness. Please contribute as generously as possible. To make a donation through the secure PayPal service, click on the DONATE button on the right side bar of the site.