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Gomang Community dispensary

Drepung Gomang Monastery provides its resident monks and people from the nearby villages with  medical assistance. This was constructed with kind fund from Dr. Subhuti, Itm.  All of the staff are monk volunteers who help everyone who comes to its doors.  Ven Geshe Monlam is the doctor cum director-incharge and assisted by other volunteer monks, the service is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. 11am and 3- 5 p.m.


consultation with doctors

dressing up sores and drugs store

Nurse and patient bed

Waiting for their turn

Medical consultations are free, and the charges for medicines are minimal.  The continuance of this medical care is dependent entirely upon the generosity of donors.  Any assistance would be gladly welcomed!

In addition, patients with serious problems may avail themselves of services from the Men-Tse Khang (Tibetan Hospital) in the Tibetan Settlement as well as the hospital located in camp 3 and Indian hospital in nearby cities of Hubli, Bangalore and Manipal.


Drepung Gomang Handicraft and Training Center


The Gomang Handicrafts Center creates banners, and other items that are sold to provide small income for the monastery.  Not all of the monks at Gomang are inclined to pursue a Geshe degree in Buddhist philosophy.  Some of these monks choose, instead, to serve the monastery by contributing their talents to making religious items at the Handicraft Center.  In addition, the Center provides employment to both Indian and Tibetan lay persons from the surrounding areas where they learn tailoring.

Monk robes are stitched at handicraft center (left pic). Monastery offers whole set of monk robes to the monks as per the wishes of donors/sponsors.

Brocades for Thankas are stitched here at Handicraft center (right pic).












Protected Area Permit (PAP)

Protected Area Permit (PAP) is MANDATORY for visiting Tibetan Settlements in India.

Procedure for applying Protected Area Permit (PAP)

Foreign nationals can apply for PAP through the Indian Missions in their respective countries simultaneously while applying entry visa for their visit to India. Foreign nationals can also apply for PAP directly from the Rehabilitation Section, Ministry of Home Affairs, NDCC Building II, Jai Singh Road, Opposite Jantar Mantar, New Delhi 110 001. Alternatively, the foreign nationals can route their application for Protected Area Permit through Bureau office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Delhi.

Documents required for applying Protected Area Permit:

    3 copies of Filled-in Application Form, which is downloadable in your preferred format. (Click here pdf )
    2 Copies of the applicant’s passport with Indian visa details (if visa is already in place in the passport)
    A Recommendation or a Supporting Letter from the Tibetan Settlement Officer (Settlement where they plan to visit) or from the Administrator of the Monastery (they wish to visit).

All above mentioned documents are required to send to Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, New Delhi via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or either by post addressing to:

The Secretary
Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
10B, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar IV
New Delhi 110024

Applicants applying for more than 4 applications are requested to send the required documents by post.

How long does it take to process PAP application?

3 (three) months from the date when the application is lodged at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

Kindly note:
In order to process your PAP within stipulated time frame, applicants are required to send in complete required documents and duly filled PAP proforma well in advance.

Click here to download PAP Form

Please visit Bureau of His Holiness the Dalai Lama website to more detail


Gomang Community Kitchen

Monks undergo many hours of studies and good health is a must for study. All the food for the monks from highest Abbot to the newest novice or new monks in the monastery is supplied from monastery communal kitchen. A breakfast, a slab of bread and a sugarless tea. Lunch consists of vegetable and bread, sometimes rice and dinner of rice or Tibetan noodles (Thukpa). All the foods available or served in the monastery is vegetarian food. The monks cooked and work in the kitchen by rotation, the supervisor monks period of one month and after every one month, new supervisor monks take charge of the kitchen, they are helped and assisted by a group of about twenty monks on a day kitchen duty. 

Monks by rotation have to do kitchen duty or canteen duty, they have to reach kitchen at 5 am in the morning.

With increase in monks population, the monastery is facing great difficulties as it has to see the other needs of the monks such as accommodation, medical and so on. The small donation that we received are used also for purchasing the utensils, Steam Boiler, and cooking gas for the kitchen.

So as to raise funds for the Monk kitchen expenses, a Food Foundation project was started up where funds received on this specific project was deposited in the bank, and the interested derived on that amount is used to cover up the expenses of monastery communal kitchen.


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