Pomaia, the little Tibet of Tuscany

In 1 on April 4, 2010 by lamiatoscanablog Tagged: , , , ,

Pomaia, which belongs to the municipality of Santa Luce,  is one of the most picturesque places in the province of Pisa. The economy is primarily based  on agriculture and tourism. Because of the Tibetan-Buddhist monastery of Lama Tsongkhapa this idyllic spot is famous throughout the world.
The breathtaking monastery is like a little Tibet in the middle of Tuscany. Richard Gere spents here meditation holidays several times a year. Not far from the monastery, he has acquired a small property within the beautiful landscape. Also the Dalai Lama is  frequently a guest. Pomaia itself, is a small medieval town amidst the green hills of Pisa and belongs  to one of the most beautiful Tuscan countrysides. The old core consists of small houses and a church square.

In fact, the monastery of the tradition Ghelug is one of the largest and most active centers of Tibetan Buddhism in the Western world. The center was founded in 1977 by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche and is a member of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) and the Italian Buddhist Union (UBI). It is especially known for its high-ranking and renowned teachers, who were chosen by the Dalai Lama himself to teaching the Dharma in the Western world. The teachings of the Dharma are open to the public on the weekends throughout the year . All these courses are based on the authentic teachings of the Buddha Shakyamuni, who lived  in India 2,500 years ago.

In this place of peace and brotherhood, the monks also have a small Tibetan temple, prayer flags, Buddha statues and holy pictures. The visit of the Buddhist center of Pomaia provides the opportunity of an interreligious encounter.

From Pomaia we recommend to visit thelake of Santa Luce and Castiglioncello, one of the most charming seaside resorts of Tuscany, which is only  9 km away.

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One Response to “Pomaia, the little Tibet of Tuscany”

  1. with humble regards to draw your kind acknowledgement .my appeal are not at below

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