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Located amidst the sandal groves a few hours from Bangalore and Mysore, in Karnataka state, South India, Namdroling was established by His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche shortly after he came to India from Tibet. With only 300 rupees in his hand and with just a handful of monks, he laid the foundation stone of the three-storied main temple that then covered an area of 80 square feet. His Holiness the Dalai Lama consecrated the spot and bequeathed the name "Namdroling Monastery." Today the monastery is home to nearly 5000 monks and nuns, renowned as a center for the pure upholding of the teachings of the Buddha.

Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery
Arlikumari, P.O. Bylakuppe pin 571104
Mysore District, Karnataka State
Tel: (91) 8223-254-318
Tel: (91) 8223-254-038

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A B O U T  N a m d r o l i n g

His Holiness Namdroling Trichen RinpocheHis Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche
The late 11th Namdroling throne-holder was respected throughout the Buddhist world. Read more at


Ngagyur Nyingma InstituteNgagyur Nyingma University
NNU is the "shedra" (monastic college) where monks and nuns are trained in logic, philosophy, debate, and all of the traditional shedra teachings.

Zangdokpelri Thumbnail - click to find out about visiting NamdrolingVisiting Namdroling
This page gives you all the information you need for your trip to visit Namdroling Monastery.


Ani chanting Penor Rinpoche longlife prayer - video on YouTubeVideos of Namdroling
Visitors to Namdroling have posted their videos on the YouTube service. Click the link above to view.