Upcoming Events

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Tue Oct 08
Introduction to Buddhism
green_taraTue Oct 08
Medicine Buddha Retreat

meditations on path Mon - Sat at 9:30am

Tue Oct 08
- 10:30AM
Guided Meditation

video day small Every Mon & Fri at 2pm

Fri Oct 11
Movie Day
puja group picMon Oct 14
- 09:00PM
Guru Puja
puja group picFri Oct 18
Medicine Buddha Puja


Mon Oct 21
- 05:00PM
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

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Tue Oct 22
Introduction to Buddhism
Wed Oct 23
Shamatha Retreat
puja group picTue Oct 29
- 09:00PM
Guru Puja


Tushita Meditation Centre is a centre for the study and practice of Buddhism from the Tibetan Mahayana tradition. We're located in Northern India, among the forested hills above the town of McLeod Ganj - the seat in exile of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Tushita aims to provide a friendly and conducive environment for people of all nationalities and backgrounds to learn about and put into practice the teachings of the Buddha. With this in mind we organize regular introductory courses on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, as well as intermediate level courses and group retreats for experienced students.

Take a look below for an overview of the courses, retreats and events we have planned, or see our fully updated calendar for more information. We hope that you'll find a course that matches your interest and schedule, and that you'll be able to join us soon!


Our world famous 10-day residential Introduction to Buddhism courses in 2013


His Holiness the Dalai Lama will teach locally from Sept 30 – Oct 3!!!

 October 7 - 16

October 22 - 31

November 4 - 13

November 18 - 25 (8-day)

Tushita is closed every December and January for the Annual Winter Break.
Courses will start again in mid-February 2014, see you then!

You can see information about our 2014 schedule here.



Shamatha Meditation Retreat
October 23 - 31, 2013
Led by Glen Svensson

For those with a connection to deity practice and a firm grounding in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy


Getting to Know Medicine Buddha
October 8 - 16, 2013
Led by Venerable Joan

Chenrezig / Tonglen Retreat
(with an Introduction to Tantra)

November 5 - 13, 2013
Led by Jimi Neal

For Established Buddhist Practitioners

Green Tara Retreat
November 16 - 25, 2013
Led by Jimi Neal


tenzin-palmoTushita is delighted to announce that

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

has accepted our request to teach here again this year!
The title of this talk is:

"A Joyful Life"

Jetsunma will teach on

Monday October 21st at 3pm

This teaching will be open to anyone, on a non-residential basis,
no registration will be required - just come along! Donations will be welcome.



Only in town for a short time? As well as our residential courses, Tushita also has regular drop-in sessions and facilities which make a visit worthwhile.

Every day except Sunday we offer drop-in guided meditations at 9:30am. These sessions are led by an experienced practitioner and last around one hour, with time to ask questions afterward if you'd like.Library-index

Mondays and Fridays are Movie Days!

Come and watch a movie or documentary of Buddhist interest at 2pm. Both our Movie screenings and drop-in Guided Meditations are by donation and open to anyone; no need to register, just come!

In addition, you're welcome to visit our excellent library (see opening hours), join one of our pujas or use one of our 3 meditation halls for your own practice.

Since we have ongoing residential courses and retreats, we ask visitors to help support our students by keeping silence while here. We hope that this retreat environment makes your visit more special, and warmly welcome you to stop by for a taste of Tushita.


Monday - Saturday

9:30 - 11:30am
a break for lunch and then...
12:30 - 4:00pm  

Closed Sundays

We hope to see you here on the blessed hill soon!