An Overview of Tibet House

The Tibet House in New Delhi opens a gate to Tibetan culture. The activities of this centre reach beyond the circle of Tibetologists and Buddhist Masters, it integrates laypersons as well as scholars of many disciplines, artists and social activists. The Tibet House was founded in 1965 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to preserve and disseminate the unique cultural heritage of Tibet and to provide a centre for Tibetan and Buddhist studies. It has since widened its horizons.

From 1959 onwards, Tibetans have been fleeing from the political upheavals in their homeland, travelling the difficult paths across the Himalayas into India. Many brought with them precious objects and books of religious and cultural significance. This formed the seed of the Museum and the Library. Located in the heart of New Delhi, the five-story facility houses a Museum of valuable Tibetan art and artifacts as well as a Library with nearly 5000 volumes of manuscripts and books, a Resource Centre, a Conference hall, a Gallery and a Bookshop.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama blessed and launched the Nalanda Masters Course, an undertaking of Tibet House, Cultural Centre of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi at Thyagraj stadium, Delhi on 9th December 2016. Also present were Honorable Union Minister Shree Kiren Rijiju and the then Delhi Lieutenant Governor Shree Najeeb Jung.



There is a growing number of Indian and international participants at Tibet House who are showing a keen interest to delve deeper into various Buddhist subjects studied and practiced in the tradition of Nalanda and Tibetan monastic universities. Keeping them in mind, a new Masters Course is being offered…


There is a genuine need in the modern world to introduce, in a systematic and comprehensive way, various Buddhist subjects studied and practiced in the tradition of Nalanda and Tibetan monastic universities. Keeping in line with that sophisticated tradition and after the successful completion of the first batch (in 2019), the…


With the blessings of HH the 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet House has been running successfully the first batch of the Nalanda Masters Course (5 year course) since 2017 and it is on the verge to completion in mid-2022. In the last few years two batches of Nalanda Diploma Course (1-1.5 year course) have…


Tibet House conducted a two month Elementary Tibetan Language Course in the year 2004 and another in 2005. This course was taken further to an intermediate level in the year 2006. At the request of many enthusiasts, Tibet House launched formally a Tibetan language course on…

Testimonials from Participants of the Nalanda Courses

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Tibet House Bulletin


Teachings on Emptiness and Compassion
by Geshe Palden Drakpa Rinpoche