School of Snowland Tibetan Studies,
Tibetan studies in South India.
In January of 2007, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama while visiting our monastery, advised us to begin a new school. A school specially designed to meet the needs of students wishing to study Buddhism and Tibetan culture in India. A unique and modern facility in which anyone could study irrespective of caste, creed, gender, age, or nationality. A school where lay men and lay women, monks and nuns, and students of all ages could study. A unique school offering specialized classes in Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan language and Tibetan culture.
With His Holinesses wishes in mind, School of Snowland welcomes students from all over the world. We are offering courses in a variety of subjects such as Tibetan and Buddhist history, Buddhist philosophy, Tantric studies (Gyudmed's specialty), as well as Tibetan, Chinese and English language courses.
Gyudmed is a very special school. It's one, of only two Tantric Monasteries in India and is considered by many one of the great institutions for the study of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism in the world. Never before have students had the opportunity to study at Gyudmed.
Aim of our school: There were two main reasons in starting Snowland. The first, seeing his Holiness The Dalai Lama's dream of a School specially designed for world students become a reality. A school where students of all nationalities could study and practice Buddhism, Tibetan traditions, Tibetan history, culture and language. Secondly, our never ending commitment in working to alleviate the suffering, violence and conflict plaguing our world, by teaching and educating in ethics and compassion, we work to create peaceful, intelligent and compassionate minds and in so doing create a peaceful and kind world.
Our facilities: School of Snowland offers; modern, 1st class westerner accommodations to all its students.
Our new school offers students: state of the art class rooms and study facilities, the very best in teachers, modern hygienic kitchen and dining room.
Our new hotel offers students: fully furnished rooms, western style bathrooms with hot showers and lots of peace and quiet.
Our new school is located in the Gyudmed Monastery complex, giving students a unique experience to study at a real Tibetan Monastery, and the grounds here at Gyudmed are "Clean, Green and Beautiful" most guests can't believe there in India. The environment here is picturesque. A quite, hidden oasis away from the hustle and bustle of India's many cities. Gyudmed is surrounded by farm lands and sits in the Hunsur Tibetan settlement. Here local Tibetan villages, in walking distance, have many shops and restaurants to meet student's needs. We offer a safe, healthy and peaceful environment for students to relax and work on their studies. Gyudmed has none of the safety and health concerns of India big cities. Here we enjoy a crime free and slow life...you can even drink the water.