Karmapa Center of Education (KCE), a Buddhist model school founded by Thaye Dorje, H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

We are happy to meet you at KCE

Guests are most welcome at our center. We have several beautiful guest rooms of various sizes and facilities available for your stay.

Visiting us will give you the opportunity to build connections with our team and students, and to get a glimpse into the life of a Buddhist education center in the Himalayas. You are also welcome to spend time at KCE for your Dharma practice or just to relax in this beautiful setting amidst the mountains.

You are welcome to take part in our daily routines. For example, outside of school hours, you may like to do handicrafts, play games, sports or do yoga and other activities with the students. We are open to your talents and experiences that you would like to share with us.

Our Dharma library with Tibetan, English and German Buddhist literature is available to our guests. Part of the library is the library-garden, where you are invited to enjoy reading surrounded by nature.

Guest can also join the daily pujas in the temple, the morning puja (Tara) and evening puja (Mahakala). The temple is open the whole day for personal practice.

To deepen the practice, we have assigned a quiet meditation room with a large statue of the White Tara. The meditation room can be used for the daily practice but also for a personal short retreat. The meditation room has a meditation area, a sleeping area, and an attached bathroom.

The beautiful landscape around KCE invites for walks and visits to the nearby town Kalimpong. Day trips to nearby Sikkim or Darjeeling are also possible.

Planing your travel

If you would like to visit us, please send us an email or WhatsApp message, we will also be happy to help you with your travel plans and organize your pick-up from the airport.


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“Education is invaluable,
because it helps us to cultivate
the innate pure qualities that
we as human beings possess.”

Gyalwa Karmapa about the importance of education