NORBULINGKA’s mission IS to preserve TIBETAN ART AND CULTURE

Norbulingka believes in the preservation and continuation of Tibetan art through self-sustaining means. Under the guidance of talented masters, we endow artists and craftspeople with ancestral knowledge, providing jobs to a community of over 300 Tibetans. We invite visitors to come and explore our beautiful campus and witness firsthand the splendor of Tibetan art.

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Birds & Fish of Norbulingka

Birds & Fish of Norbulingka

Norbulingka’s lush gardens teem with bird life. Originally terraced fields that grew wheat in winter and rice in summer, they were bordered with an...

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Women in Tibetan Buddhism

Women in Tibetan Buddhism

Women’s day is a day for celebration; and one to reflect on their role and place in Tibetan society. Tibetan religious culture has a unique place f...

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The Great Prayer Festival

The Great Prayer Festival

The Great Prayer Festival, or Monlam Chenmo, was established by Je Rinpoche, or Tsong Khapa, in Lhasa in 1409. The timing, the first two weeks of t...

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