Center in the Himalayas

Monastery and Welfare Society Geyje Norling

Geyje Norling Monastery is located in the vicinity of the city of Tawang in northeastern India, a mountainous area of Tibetan culture in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Monasterio Geyje Norling en India. Edificios
Centro Geyje Norling en los Himalayas en India

It has been operating for six centuries, although at some point it became uninhabited. In 1985, an important impulse took place under the charge of Master Venerable Gelong Rinchen Tsering, who settled in it and with kindness and compassion shared his wisdom and his high knowledge in Buddhism, medicine and astrology with young people from the area, many of whom joined as monks.

In recent years the monastery has been renovated with the approval of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, and has become, at the wish of the head master, the responsibility of the lamas Geshe Jangchub Rinpoche, Lama Jampa and Geshe Lobsang Tendar, who are patrons of the Foundation and also resident teachers of the Madrid Center. The monastery is an associate center of the Compassion Garden Buddhist Foundation, which carries out development aid projects in the area through the monastery.

The Monastery, in addition to carrying out its work of spiritual help in the area, is a charity organization recognized by the State of Arunachal Pradesh in India, by providing social assistance to the most disadvantaged populations in the area. Specifically:

  • Education for children and young people, many of whom are sent to schools of different levels and disciplines in other cities of India.
  • Basic health care with Western and Tibetan medicine.
  • Food and other aid to cover basic needs.

The Madrid Center collaborates with the maintenance costs, supplies and other needs of Geyje Norling and the nearby population in a precarious situation, especially girls and boys.

Geyje Norling. Valle y celebración
Geyje Norling. Celebración