centre activities - Institute Lama Tzong Khapa, Pomaia

Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Pomaia, Italy, is one of the largest and most active Tibetan Buddhist Centers of the Gelug tradition in the Western world. Founded in 1977 by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it is a member of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) and the Italian Buddhist Union (UBI). It is particularly well known for the quality of its resident and visiting teachers as well as its structured study programs, the advanced level Masters Program in Buddhist Studies of Sutra and Tantra, the intermediate level Basic Program, and the introductory level Discovering Buddhism, as well as its year-round weekend Dharma courses. These programs are based on the authentic teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni, born 2500 years in India, as they were subsequently explained by Indian pandits, such as Nagarjuna, Chandrakirti, and Buddhapalita, and by Tibetan scholars, such as Lama Tsongkhapa, Jetsun Chogyi Gyeltsen, and others. Their unique purpose is to bring about a profound transformation of the person, leading to the culmination of the human qualities of love, compassion, and wisdom in the state of perfectly complete enlightenment or buddhahood. The Institute also hosts a number of courses of various spiritual disciplines and interdisciplinary seminars. Located in the scenic Tuscan countryside, the Institute is an ideal place for those wishing to make contact with or deepen their connection with a spiritual path, especially in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Our address is:
Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa
Via Poggiberna 9
56040 Pomaia (PI)


Reception tel.: 050 685654

To contact reception: segreteria@iltk.it
To contact the director: director@iltk.it
To contact the spiritual program coordinator: spc@iltk.it
Masters Program: mastersprogram@iltk.it
Basic Program: basicprogram@iltk.it
Siddhi Magazine: siddhi@iltk.it