The program will be hosted this year at Thosamling Nunnery

Thosamling Nunnery is located in Kangra Valley, a 35-minute drive from McLeod Ganj in the state of Himachal Pradesh in North India. They are located in the peaceful terraced grain fields near Norbulingka in the rural village of Sidhpur.

Type of Accommodation

Thosamling nunnery provides the following options for accommodation. 

Accommodation is for the full 2.5 month program and is inclusive of meals. 

Single room with attached bathroom

Single room with shared bathroom

Indians and Tibetans 

You are encouraged to apply - please be in touch if the accommodation price is a barrier (


Thosamling nunnery provides two options for accommodation - either a single room with attached bathroom, or a single room with a shared bathroom. Prices vary depending on your choice.

The accommodation at Thosamling consists of simple, spacious and comfortable single rooms. Every room has a bed with mattress, pillow, sheets, fleece blanket and a duvet. Each room has a table, a chair, a shelf unit for your belongings, and a meditation mat and cushion. 


Thosamling has a wonderful kitchen staff that provide delicious meals three times per day. Thosamling is well known for its yummy home-made bread and jams. 

Thosamling has an organic garden, which provides homegrown fresh and healthy vegetables to their kitchen. Around 30 % of the vegetables they consume comes from their own garden.

Getting There

By Bus

Overnight buses leave daily from Delhi to Dharamsala and take approximately 10-hours

By Air 

There are several direct flights each morning between Delhi and Dharamsala (Gaggal Airport). Gaggal Airport is a 45-minute drive from both McLeod Ganj & Thosamling. Thosamling can organize a transfer service for participants

To Reach Thosamling

Tell the driver that you are going to Thosamling Nunnery, near Norbulingka (in Sidhpur). 

About 200 meter before Norbulingka, the driver needs to take a left turn, towards Blossom Village Resort, and then drive all the way past Blossom Resort. Just before the road ends, you will see a small foot bridge with a sign for Thosamling

From there you will walk across the bridge and follow the footpath through the fields for about 10 minutes. There you will reach Thosamling (they have big Tibetan prayer flags outside). 

Thosamling can assist with luggage - please call ahead of arrival.