BODHGAYA MONASTRIES

ROOT INSTITUTE FOR WISDOM CULTURE

Root Institute is a charitable trust which was founded in 1984 by the late Lama Thubten Yeshe, a Tibetan Buddhist Scholar and teacher. It was Lama Yeshe’s wish to create a high quality Cultural, Social, Educational, Religious Centre as an offering in recognition of India’s kindness as the original source of Buddhist Philosophy and Culture and for the support to the Tibetan people after the political events of 1959. 


Root Institute has established a building in which they have a meditation hall and guest rooms for visitors and students attending meditation classes. The institute also has “outreach Projects” which include Root Village Reconstruction Project, Community Project, Leprosy Project, School, Cultural Programmes and a Destitute Home. At present the premises has a beautiful Temple enshrining the statues of Kadampa Lama, two chief disciples of the Buddha, Medicine Buddha, Manjusri, Avalokiteswara, Tara etc.