The following article is from the Autumn, 1987 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.
Drepung Gomang Monastic University, Tibetan Buddhist, Nalanda University

Renowned for its high standard of teaching, Drepung Loseling College produced myriad of such erudite scholars.

Drepung Loseling College was founded in 1416 A.D. by the great Tibetan scholar Acharya Lekden. It became one of the major institutes for Mahayana Buddhist studies in Tibet.

Drepung Monastery Lhasa, Mountain Gambo Utse, Tibetan Buddhism

Drepung Monastery is considered one of the ‘Three Great Monasteries." It is located at the foot of the Mountain Gambo Utse, 5 kilometers from Lhasa.

After being forced to leave Tibet in 1959 and come to India as exiles, its monks re-established the college at Mundgod, in south India.

Tibetan Buddhism debate, Drepung Gomang Monastic University, Tibetan Buddhist, Nalanda University

Practicing debate on topics within the five treatises of Buddhist philosophy - the core curriculum for the monks. Drepung Loseling Educational Society accepts students as young as six years old.

The students of all ages now include international citizens as well as Tibetan exiles. The institute gives classes from primary school through doctorate degrees. Subjects include Science, Mathematics, English and Tibetan Language and History as well as Buddhist philosophy and comparative religion.

In 1971, they built a temporary assembly hall; since then it has undergone frequent repairs, but is now in danger of collapse. The students and staff have decided to build a new school building and assembly hall. Unfortunately, they do not now have enough capital to complete this project.

The college is requesting your generosity in making donations so they may complete construction of this desperately needed building.

To make Wire Transfer, donation/offerings through checks/cheque, click on the following link: How to make donations

Or contact:

Drepung Gomang Monastic Adm Office,
Lama camp no. 2,
P.O. Tibetan Colony-581411,
Distt. Uttar kannada,
Karnataka 581411 INDIA

tel. 800.123.456 [Toll-free U.S. only]




Gaden Shartse Norling Monastery was first re-established in India, 1961, Mundgod, Karnataka State in South India

Drepung Loseling Educational Society is a charitable society; admission into their program, the society and their rehabilitation in society, is totally free.