NORBULINGKA’s mission IS to preserve TIBETAN ART AND CULTURE

Norbulingka believes in the preservation and continuation of Tibetan art through self-sustaining means. Under the guidance of talented masters, we endow artists and craftspeople with ancestral knowledge, providing jobs to a community of over 300 Tibetans. We invite visitors to come and explore our beautiful campus and witness firsthand the splendor of Tibetan art.

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Picnic Tents

Picnic Tents

Tibetan culture and society is rooted in pastoralism. The population outside cities is mostly nomadic, though many are both nomads and farmers, and...

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Master Sculptor

Master Sculptor

PEMBA DORJE  (1930-2011) Norbulingka Institute was founded to help revive Tibetan artistic tradition and artisanship. We were fortunate to have wit...

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Treasures of Norbulingka

Treasures of Norbulingka

In Tibet, religious objects were commissioned by patrons, individual artists, or guilds, as existed in Lhasa. All orders were custom made and patro...

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