Root Institute


A Buddhist meditation centre, providing an ideal location forthe study and practice of Buddhist meditation and philosophy.Additionally, the Centre has established a number of social welfare projects, benefiting Bodhgaya and the neighboring villages.

Root Institute, located in Bodhgaya,India, where the Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi-tree, is one of a number of centres founded by Lama ThubtenYeshe Rinpoche and Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.The Centre now operates under the patronage and spiritual guidance of Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

At Root Institute, people of any nationality and religion can study and meditate on the Buddha’s teachings as explained in the Tibetan Mahayana tradition. Each winter, from October to March, we offer a series of introductory courses and intermediate courses and retreats covering a wide range of Buddhist topics. These meditation and philosophy courses¬†are designed to complement each other. They emphasize a practical application of Buddhism designed to increase compassion, wisdom, peace and happiness in one’s daily life.

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