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July 2021: We are delighted to announce the opening of Gompa’s extensive library of over 120 teachings and courses by more than fifty esteemed rinpoches and senior lineage holders of all traditions. To preview the contents of the library, please select here. Access to the library is being offered as a free additional benefit* to Gompa member-supporters (*see Terms and Conditions). To access the library, select ‘View extensive library of teachings by eminent lamas and senior teachers’ on the homepage. The first time you access a teaching there will be a step to activate your library access, which will remain active for the duration of your member-support period. Monks and nuns at the partner monasteries and nunneries are cordially invited to activate access to the library using the free member login of your partner monastery or nunnery.

May 2021: We are honored to announce that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has given authorization for his teachings (current, upcoming and those in the archive) to be webcast on Gompa. We are very much looking forward to bringing you further webcasts of His Holiness’s teachings in the future. The Gompa webcast platform has been built specifically as an advertising-free environment for the webcasting of Dharma teachings and other Dharma activities and events. Gompa’s member-supporters enable us to keep the Gompa site free of advertising. The privacy of your personal data is fully respected on Gompa – we do not market or sell your personal data.

March 2021: COVID-19 update. We are pleased to say that all our staff are safe and well and our management and liaison staff are all working successfully, either at our offices or from home. Although our camera crews are still not able to record and webcast as many teachings and events as before the pandemic began, due to many of the partner monasteries and nunneries remaining closed to all visitors, all our crews are continuing to be paid their usual salaries during this period. (Donations to help Gompa during this time would be sincerely appreciated – please see the Donate to Gompa page for details.) Special pujas and rituals: All the partner monasteries and nunneries in India and Nepal have now resumed their monthly and annual schedules of special pujas and rituals and are also continuing to perform pujas and rituals dedicated to subduing, protecting from, and alleviating the sufferings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gompa member-supporters can register for these events (as these are announced here on the Gompa site and on the Gompa Facebook page) and can send offerings, together with dedications, at any time up until the closing date listed for each event. Offerings to Sangha and Monthly Pujas: Gompa member-supporters can send offerings (together with dedications) to the partner monasteries and nunneries, at any time or on special puja days, using the Offerings to Sangha free donation transfer service. Prayers and Puja requests: All the partner monasteries and nunneries are now again accepting requests for prayers and pujas to be performed. Prayers and pujas at the partner monasteries and nunneries are being performed in accordance with the safety precautions as set down by government and the health ministry, so the number of monks or nuns performing prayers and pujas may be reduced accordingly. Media options: As many of the partner monasteries and nunneries remain closed to all visitors, our camera crews won’t be able to provide photos or webcasts of requested pujas in most cases. For the time being, therefore, please check with us before requesting photos or webcasts of requested prayers and pujas. Upcoming Webcasts of Courses and Teachings: We have a wide range of courses and teachings by eminent lamas and senior teachers planned for webcast on Gompa this spring and summer. The only difference is that in some cases the courses or teachings will be recorded by the partner monastery’s or nunnery’s own video crew. As usual all upcoming webcasts will be announced here on the Gompa site and on the Gompa Facebook page.

February 2021: We are delighted to announce that Gompa – Tibetan Monastery Services has now raised over USD $300,000 in sponsorships and donations for the partner monasteries and nunneries in India and Nepal. A primary aim of Gompa is to help support the monasteries and nunneries, together with social welfare projects in the local communities which they serve. We send our huge appreciation to everyone who has made this possible.

March 2020: Four new partners join Gompa. We are pleased to announce the launch of the Offerings to Sangha and Special Events services from Thiksey in Ladakh, Sera Mey in Bylakuppe, Sakya College for Nuns in Manduwala, and from Nechok Lapchi Kagyu Milarepa Association in Lapchi, Nepal.
An extensive range of Prayers and Pujas can be sponsored at forty-five partner monasteries and nunneries in India and Nepal. Gompa member-supporters can also send offerings, together with personal wishes and dedications, to any of the fifty-seven partner monasteries and nunneries, using the free donation transfer service, at any time, or on auspicious days each month when special pujas, including Tara pujas, Medicine Buddha pujas and Protector pujas, are performed.

January 2020: An invitation to Tibetan Centres worldwide. We are pleased to announce that Gompa is opening its much praised webcast platform to teaching centres and cultural organisations worldwide. The Gompa webcast platform has been specifically designed as an appropriate environment for the webcasting of teachings and related dharma events by senior lamas and teachers. There are no fees to teaching centres and cultural organisations for webcasting on Gompa; and all those viewing webcasts on Gompa have the option to make voluntary donations to the host teaching centre or cultural organisation. For details of the simple procedure and significant benefits of webcasting on the Gompa platform, please select here.

July 2019: Six new partners join Gompa. We are pleased to announce the launch of the Prayers and Pujas booking service, in addition to the Offerings to Sangha services, from Gyudmed Monastery in Hunsur and from the Ladakh Nuns Association in Leh. And we are pleased to announce the launch of the Offerings to Sangha services from Phyang Tashi Chozong in Leh (with the Prayers and Pujas booking service to launch soon). We are also pleased to announce the launch of the Offerings to Sangha services from Jampa Choling Nunnery in Kinnaur, Yangchen Choling Nunnery in Spiti, and Sanghamitra Institute and Nunnery in Bodhgaya.

April 2019: New social welfare projects. We are pleased to announce the medical Clinic project at Gaden Shartse is accepting donations. Also accepting donations are two projects at Drepung Gomang: a Choera construction project; and a project to commission and install Holy Idols and Statues for Debate Hall Altar. Gompa member-supporters can make donations and dedications for these projects, or for general support at any of the partner monasteries and nunneries, by using the 'Offerings to Sangha' service. Offering donations can be made by credit or debit card, and there are no transfer fees. To view these social welfare projects, select 'Offerings to Sangha' on the homepage and then, following the on-screen links, select the partner monastery (either Gaden Shartse or Drepung Gomang) and then the option 'Make a donation for a social welfare project'.

January 2019: We are pleased to announce the launch of the Prayers and Pujas booking service, in addition to the Offerings to Sangha services, from Rigon Thupten Mindrolling in Odisha, Tserkarmo in Ladakh, Khamgar Druk Dharmakara College at Tashi Jong, Pangan Gonpa Samten Choekhorling in Manali, Shurishing Yungdrung Kundrakling in Sikkim, Gosok Phuntsok Choeling in Kathmandu, and Jamyang Choling Nunnery and Institute in Dharamsala.

December 2018: Give the gift of Gompa member-supporter benefits to family and friends by selecting the link Gift a Gompa membership.

November 2018: At a recent audience, H.E. Ling Rinpoche kindly presented a Letter of Appreciation to senior Gompa staff. To view the letter please select here.

June 2018: We are pleased to announce the launch of online services (including puja bookings and webcasts) from Rigon Tashi Choeling at Pharping.

December 2017: We are pleased to announce the launch of online services (including puja bookings and webcasts) from Tharlam Monastery in Kathmandu. We are also pleased to announce the launch of prayers and pujas booking services from Dirru Samdup Dechen Chokhorling in Bir and Redna Menling Nunnery in Dolanji, and the launch of webcasting services from Sakya College in Dehradun.

October 2017: We are pleased to announce the launch of webcasting services from Pullahari Monastery in Kathmandu.

July 2017: We are pleased to announce the launch of webcasting services from the Geluk International Foundation in Mundgod, South India.

May 2017: We are pleased to announce the launch of online services (including puja bookings and webcasts) from the following partner monasteries in the Kathmandu valley: Drikung Kagyu Rinchen Ling, International Buddhist Academy, Jonang Monastery, Sakya Tharig, Samtenling, Sangye Choeling, Shelkar Monastery and Woechen Thukje Choeling.

March 2017: We are pleased to announce the launch of online services (including puja bookings and webcasts) from Tsoknyi Gechak Ling Nunnery, Thrangu Tara Abbey Nunnery and Thrangu Tashi Choling monastery in Kathmandu. We are also pleased to announce the launch of prayers and pujas booking services from Thrangu Tashi Yangtse monastery at Namo Buddha.

February 2017: We are pleased to announce the launch of online services (including puja bookings and webcasts) from Triten Norbutse monastery in Kathmandu.