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The Shangri-la Buddhist Institute was established in 2009 by the Shangri-la Tulku Kyabje Khyungser Trichen Rinpoche in Switzerland.

His Eminence is the reincarnation of the Dharma King Trichen Gendun Tsultrim of Gyalthang Shangri-la. Under the spiritual guidance of Kyabje Khyungser Rinpoche, we are devoted to preserving the teachings of Je Tsongkhapa in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition.



Shangri-la County is located in the Dêqên Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan.
Shangri-la used to be known as Gyalthang meaning Royal plains in Tibetan.

The Shangri-la monastery known as Ganden Sumtsenling (Songzanlin) is the largest and most important monastery in south east China. Also referred to as the Little Potala after the Potala palace in Lhasa.

Our Board Members

Tseyang Khangkar

Khyungser Trichen Rinpoche

Geshe Lobsang Phuntsok

The Shangri-la Tulku

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