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!
Special Saka Dawa Events: Talks on "The Three Jewels"
May 24, 25 & 26
10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm on each day.
On the occasion of the most important Buddhist festival day of Saka Dawa
- celebrating Shakyamuni Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinirvana -
we host these very special events.
Everybody welcome! No registration needed & by donation!
Short Courses 2013: 2-day Non-Residential Retreats
The Four Immeasurables
May 29 & 30
Led by Glen Svensson
Introduction to Buddhism Courses 2013
Our world famous 10-day residential Introduction to Buddhism courses in 2013
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will teach locally from June 1 – 4!!!
June 6 - 15
June 20 - 29
Intermediate Level Courses 2013
For students who have already completed one of our 10-day Introduction to Buddhism courses.
|Wisdom and Compassion
The Seven-Point Mind Training
June 7 - 15, 2013
Group Retreats for Buddhist Practitioners 2013
For those with a connection to deity practice and a firm grounding in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy
Series of Eight
Nyung Nay Retreats
May 9 - 26, 2013
Chenrezig / Tonglen Retreat
For Established Buddhist Practitioners
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.
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!
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.