Pisa – Buddhist spirituality in Tuscany: the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Pomaia

Pomaia nuovo GompaA place where the soul and the body are united in nature, ruled by hospitality and harmonious living, a corner of peace between the Tuscan hills: the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute has stood in Pomaia, near Pisa, since 1976. Renowned as the most important Buddhist centre in Italy and one of the largest in Europe, the Institute is equipped with meditation rooms, a well-stocked library, comfortable guest rooms and two monasteries. The institute can accommodate thirty residents, between lay visitors and monks, among them a famous Lama, and is regularly visited by famous teachers and meditators. The Dalai Lama stayed in Pomaia several times and Richard Gere counts among the Institute’s visitors.Pomaia  (2)

Apart from daily meditation, the Institute’s spiritual programme includes fasting and purification, puja and prayer. The art and psychological and physical therapy courses (yoga, tai chi, massage, feng shui, aromatherapy) allow the visitor to enjoy indirect contact with Buddhism and broaden horizons.

Cozy cottages are available for visitors who wish to participate in the Institute’s activity or simply enjoy a relaxing stay in the spiritual atmosphere.Pomaia  (5)

Information: Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa

Website: www.iltk.it – Email: info@iltk.it

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