For the long continuation of the Buddhist Dagpo traditions

For the long continuation of the Buddhist Dagpo traditions


Our main goal is to ensure that the Dagpo traditions of the Buddhist monastic university Dagpo Shedrup Ling can continue to exist for a long time and remain available for future generations. The Dagpo traditions consist of a way of life in which people devote themselves systematically to developing attitudes of non-violence, love, and compassion towards others, which is quite rare in the world today, and is all the more precious.

Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche

We are guided by Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche, who has completely dedicated his life to the study and practice of the Dagpo traditions and shares them with everyone who is interested.

Read more here about Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche.

The Foundation

Under the guidance of Venerable Dagpo Rinpoche, the board is working towards the objective of the Dagpo Education Fund: to support the Dagpo traditions so that they can continue to exist and remain available for future generations.

Read more here about the board and its objective.

The monastery

Dagpo Dratsang (or Dagpo Shedrup Ling) is a Buddhist monastery with currently (2019) 180 residing monks of all ages, based in Kais in the Kullu valey Himachalpradesh in the North East of India.

Read more here about the history and the particularities of this centuries old monastic university.

The school

The Thosam Ling School, part of the monastery Dagpo Dratsang, is taking care of the elementary education for the young monks between 5-14 years old. In addition to Hindi and English, they also learn Tibetan. The Thosam Ling school plays an important role in the preservation of the Tibetan language and culture.

Read more and watch the video.


In support of the Dagpo monastery and its traditions, we have contributed to several projects:

Heating project

In 2015, the management of the monastery asked TDEF for financial support for the construction of a heating system.

Health care

For the health of both monks and local residents, work is being undertaken to develop a well-equipped doctor’s post.

Study and retreat centre

The development of a study- and retreat centre for lay people and monks is one of the long-term projects.