Drepung Loseling in India

The following article is from the Autumn, 1987 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only.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 Loseling College was founded in 14)6 A.D. by the great Tibetan scholar Acharya Lekden. It became one of the major institutes for Mahayana Buddhist studies in Tibet. Renowned for its high standard of teaching, Drepung Loseling College produced myriad of such erudite scholars.

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.

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.

Please send donations to:

Drepung Loseling College P.O. Tibetan Colony, 581411. Distt. N. Kanara, Mundgod, Karnataka State, India.


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