Shakyamuni Buddha

The Kagyu lineage

Karma Shri Nalanda institute

Even before leaving his main seat at Tsurphu Monastery in Tibet in 1959 , His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa had begun preparations to establish an institute for higher Buddhist studies to be attended by tulkus and monks.

Khenpo kalsang Nyima Rinpoche

Khenpo Kalsang is a Tibetan Buddhist monk, scholar, teacher, meditation master and an international leader of Buddhism.Rumtek, Karma Shri Nalanda Institute’s Director, Venerable Khenpo Kalsang Nyima, graduated from the Kagyu Choede…


From its perch on a hilltop facing the city of Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, the monastery complex at Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre embodies the vision and aspiration of the Sixteenth Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to establish his seat-in-exile to help…