All prominent Nyingma Monasteries located in India , Nepal , Tibet , Bhutan , and in other parts of the world are registered with Nyingma Monlam Chenmo International Foundation (NMCIF) and are actively participating in and patronizing all of our activities. All other Nyingma Monasteries in any part of the globe, who have not hitherto registered, are eligible to be registered with The Nyingma Monlam Chenmo International Foundation, subject to the regulations.

During the past nineteen years most of the prominent Nyingma Monasteries are registered with and are officially recognized by the Nyingma Monlam Chenmo International Foundation. The total number of registrations to date has crossed eleven hundred. There are still 423 applications which are pending due to incomplete information or which requires further authentication before they can be registered and recognized as the officially registered Nyingma monasteries.


Application should be addressed to the Head Office, NMCIF in the format given below:

Nyingma Monlam Chenmo International Foundation,
Namdroling Nyingma Monastery,
P.O. Bylakuppe 571 104
District Mysore
Karnataka State,



Sl.No Particulars Required Information provided
1. Name of the monastery together with a photograph.
2. Founder, President and director of the monastery.
3. Lineages from the Nyingma tradition which are followed, (viz. Do-Min, She-Dzog, Ka-Pal etc.)
4. Sadhanas that are practiced on the occasions of Tsechu and Nyer-nga as well as during other significant dates in the annual calendar
5. Number of Sangha members in the community i.e. monks, nuns, ngakpas etc.
6. Whether or not the Gonpa runs a Shedra or Dupdra.
7. A certificate or letter of introduction from a recognised Nyingma Rinpoche in the area to verify that the Gonpa genuinely follows the Nyingma tradition. This is of particular importance.
8. Any other particulars


Signature of Chief of Monastery


1.                  Applications may be submitted from the 9th month of the Tibetan calender onwards up to the beginning of Monlam in Bodhgaya i.e., up to the First day of the 12th month of Tibetan Calendar.

2.                  Those who have submitted their applications before the commencement of the Monlam, are requested to enquire, during the Monlam, whether their application has been received at the Head Office, NMCIF or not.

Form Downloads:

Form for new registrations of Monasteries:  download

Form for already registered Monasteries: download