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Places of worship

Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Pomaia

The most important Buddhist center in Europe is found in the Pisan hills

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Santa Luce

The Lama Tzong Khapa Institute is located in Pomaia, a small town in the municipality of Santa Luce, surrounded by the splendid panorama of the Pisan hills and which today is the most important Buddhist center in Europe. The monastery in Pomaia, around 40 km south of Pisa, is a dear place not only to the Dalai Lama, but also to the famous masters and meditators that visit the site regularly. 

Here, in a building completely immersed in nature, guests can get to know Buddhist philosophy up close and participate in courses in philosophy, psychology and mediation. The spiritual program at the Lama Tzong Khapa Institute also includes some collective meditation rituals on certain days of the Tibetan calendar. This is a must-visit place to discover an oft-unknown but nonetheless interesting and captivating corner of Tuscany

Info: ltk.org

Santa Luce
When silence is an added value
Fields of wheat and stretches of olive groves for as far as the eye can see: if you wander around the countryside outside Santa Luce, you’ll walk right into the brilliance and aromas of this area. We’re in the Livorno hills, with the sound of the sea far off in distance, waves breaking on the shore; but more than anything else, it’s the quiet of this territory that strikes us. ...