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Recipient of the Dalai Lama's Library

The beautiful Tibetan Buddhist monastery is located on the road leading out of Ithaca. Set up a... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2018
Vlodrop, The Netherlands
Namgyal has moved!

The address given is now a private residence and Namgyal can be found on Tibet Drive .This... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Ithaca, New York
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18 Jun 2018
“Recipient of the Dalai Lama's Library”
15 Aug 2017
“Namgyal has moved!”
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201 Tibet Dr, Ithaca, NY 14850-8930
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

The beautiful Tibetan Buddhist monastery is located on the road leading out of Ithaca. Set up a long, winding drive, it provides a home for Buddhist monks, classes in Tibetan Buddhism, and visitors to their temple.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mahessori
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The address given is now a private residence and Namgyal can be found on Tibet Drive .This beautiful monastery is the only branch of H.H. Dalai Lama's monastery in North America. They give teachings that are full semester classes and sometimes weekend retreats and individual...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank realdruck
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Namgyal monastery and dalai lama temple is some what same but here u can dine if u wish to. It also has small market which sell traditional Tibetan wear, paints, ornaments etc

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Amy P
Reviewed 14 April 2017

One of the reasons I came to Ithaca was to visit the Snow Lion Publishers warehouse, which I did. Also, after finding the Namgyal Monastery, we found out there was to be a service shortly and the monk invited us to come in to attend....More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank NginguLiz
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We so enjoy everything they do but the nicest and most interesting is at the Johnson Museum when they construct a mandala and then take it down.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank KestrelHaven
Reviewed 13 November 2015

The Namgyal Monastery in the down town area, Ithaca is a very small one and this one shows up on the google maps. The bigger/ actual one can be located on google maps through "Tibet Drive" and it will lead you to the Namgyal Monastery,...More

Date of experience: November 2015
3  Thank Aisha214
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We enjoyed a talk here by one of the monks and shared a wonderful discussion about creating inner happiness. This is in a house and the room is decorated beautifully, and there are cushions on the floor for the participants.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank cyndi p
Reviewed 23 April 2015

One of the best kept secrets about Ithaca, N.Y., is that it is home to the North American seat of the personal monastery of H.H. Tenzin Gyatso, the XIVth Dalai Lama. Because it also houses a number of monks visiting from the parent monastery in...More

Date of experience: January 2015
19  Thank KathrynSMarch
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Sara A
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Response from NginguLiz | Reviewed this property |
Because of varying schedules for the monks, including travelling, it is best to contact the Monastery ( online: Namgyal Monastery) directly. There are also scheduled retreats and special events that interrupt the normal... More