Norbulingka Institute, Dharamsala

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Discover Tibetan literature and art at Norbulingka Institute, dedicated to preserving Tibetan culture. Take a tour of the facility to see traditional Tibetan and modern techniques combined in the creation of statues, thangka paintings (Tibetan Buddhist paintings using cotton or silk applique), wood carving, papermaking, and metal craft. Exhibits introduce you to Tibetan history, traditions, and beliefs, offering a window into a proud culture and preserving it for future generations. The center produces artworks for sale to support this self-sustaining community, and also offers workshops where you can try your hand at a range of artistic techniques and styles. Put Norbulingka Institute into our Dharamsala trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Dharamsala.
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  • If you are keen on art and Tibetan culture, call in advance and take some painting classes here. They allow you to stay. The FOOD was amazing. HIGHLY recommend for those artistically inclined. 
    If you are keen on art and Tibetan culture, call in advance and take some painting classes here. They allow you to stay. The FOOD was amazing. HIGHLY recommend for those artistically inclined.  more »
  • This is a monastery of Tibetians located in Dharamshala. It has beautiful statues of Lord Buddha, a well maintained natural garden with a running stream, a doll museum and a cafe. The place is very... 
    This is a monastery of Tibetians located in Dharamshala. It has beautiful statues of Lord Buddha, a well maintained natural garden with a running stream, a doll museum and a cafe. The place is very...  more »
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  • One of the best monastery i have seen till now.. It was quite and peaceful, so well-maintained even with so many visitors. They have got small sections for each thing like carpentry, painting, doll museum and many others, you can spend a very good time here. If you are in Dharamshala, please do visit..
  • Norbulingka is dedicated to handing down tradition and restoring standards by providing training, education and employment for Tibetans. It supports an environment in which Tibetan community and family values can flourish. It reconciles the traditional creatively and respectfully with the modern, and seeks to create an international awareness of Tibetan values and their expression in art and literature. Norbulingka produces high quality, traditionally crafted art objects, as well as clothing and home furnishings. Free guided tours of the institute are available to visitors every day except Sunday. Workshop are also offered for those wishing to study Tibetan arts. The institute also runs two guesthouses

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