Accomodation and Booking
Choosing to stay at the Institute is the best choice to fully experience Buddhist teachings and receive their benefits and an important way to contribute to the center and support the activities that take place here.

Lama Tzong Khapa Institute has a range of clean and bright single and double guest rooms, wooden cabins and domitories for anyone interested in staying – whether it be for one night or to live here while studying one of our long term residential study programs. Breakfast, bedding and towels are included in the price.

Accommodation and meal prices

All accommodation prices are per person, per night and include full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
Rates in effect as of October 1, 2023.



  • 1 to 4 years FREE
  • 5 to 10 years € 10,00
  • 11 to 16 years € 18,00 (min 6 nights € 15,00)

Ordained Sangha: 20% discount
Membership: As a reminder, guests need to be associated with the current year (January – December 2023) in order to access Institute activities

The institute offers each overnight guest a pillow with pillow case, two sheets, a blanket and a mattress/pillow for eventual courses.
Please note that the institute’s office is equipped to accept credit cards.

Check in from 3:00pm – Check out before 10:30am
In the summer months (June, July and August) a minimum 2-night stay is required.

The payment of the course fee can be done by cash or by check.

Cost of Meals (vegetarian cuisine) for those NOT staying at the Institute or Borgo di Pomaia

  • 13€ Lunch or dinner without overnight stay with the subscription to one course.
  • 15€ Lunch or dinner without overnight stay

Inside the Main Building

Single and double rooms

Rooms with bathroom
Single and double rooms with beautiful views of the Institute grounds, stupas and in the distance the sea. Each room has a bed, side table, a study desk and cupboard. Double rooms have two single beds, two side tables, two study desks and a cupboard. Bathrooms for each room include a toilet, bidet and shower and are across the corridor from the room.
Rooms with shared bathroom
Single and double rooms located in the Institute’s tower and in one wing of the Institute facing towards the woodland area (and a part of the carpark). These rooms are close to the main meditation hall; single rooms have one single bed, a side table, cupboard and study desk, double rooms have two single beds, two side tables, a cupboard and two study desks.


dormire all'IstitutoSeparate male and female dormitories with a maximum of 8 beds. All beds have bedside tables, there are tables for studying and room for clothes storage. Bathrooms with sinks, toilets and showers are shared with the other dormitories and guest rooms.

Multiple bed rooms

These are rooms with 3/4 beds and have a wardrobe, desk and bedside tables. Bathrooms with sinks, toilets and showers are shared with the other dormitories and guest rooms.

On the Institute grounds

Wooden cabins (single and double rooms)

Comfortable wooden cabins (casetta) set on olive terraces with views of a wooded valley and the sea in the far distance. All rooms have pine walls, flooring, and ceiling, with beautiful windows and doors. Each single room has a bed, side table, study desk, chair, and cupboard. Double rooms have two single beds, two side tables, a study desk, a chair and a shared cupboard. Both the single rooms and the double rooms share a bathroom with the adjoining room. A sink is reached through a corridor accessed by a door from each room, and the bathroom can be entered from this corridor. The bathrooms have a corner shower, toilet, and bidet.


For prices of the rooms and cabins please contact our secretary.
For participants in the residential Basic Program and the Masters Program, the price of accomodation is based a fixed monthly rate with all meals included. For these prices please refer to the course information or contact the Education Coordinator:

Institute Lama Tsong Khapa (ILTK) wants to give the opportunity to participate in its activities offering more comfortable rooms, equipped with kitchenette and private bathroom, which are located at Borgo di Pomaia, only 5-minutes walking distance from ILTK.

borgo di Pomaia
Borgo di Pomaia is composed of an old building, restored with a stone-facade, around which, appartments are arranged in a circular manner. All around, the view is lost in the Tuscan countryside. On clear days, you can see the sea over the hills.

The Hotel is a typical Tuscany structure that offers 13 rooms, including one or two-bedrooms apartments, two swimming pools (one for children), wifi connection, a bar-restaurant-pizzeria, and many additional services to make your staying more relaxing, in a protected pedestrian area in the countryside.

Villa Irene
Villa Irene is a wonderful finely restored manor house, which is equipped with private swimming pool. It has 10 bed-rooms all furnished with taste and originality, with wifi access and plasma TVs, a communal kitchen and a private and spacious landscaped park.

Alloggiare alla Pieve
This project of more common spaces also meets the need of creating a meeting point of ideas and projects related to the secular values and ethic of Buddhism Tradition and Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa, a place where they can converge, beyond religion, principles of peace and universal responsibility. In the three meeting halls, yoga rooms and gardens, it is possible to organize courses for the individual and collective well-being, as well as conferences, retreats, workshops and seminars.

For information about these facilities and booking, please visit, contact phone number 0039 050 685035 or write to

Monastero Takden Shedrup Targye Ling

For monks there maybe the possibility of accommodation at Takden Shedrup Targye Ling Monastery, an area of the main Institute building allocated to monks. For enquiries contact the secretary who will put you in touch with the monastery manager.

Shenphen Samten Ling Nunnery

For nuns, there maybe the possibility of accommodation in a small dormitory in the Institute building that is allocated to the nuns of Shenphen Samten Ling Nunnery. For enquiries contact the secretary who will put you in touch with the nunnery manager.

At Lama Tzong Khapa Institute all the pets are welcome upon request at the reservation time.
hey are hosted for free in the single or double rooms of the huts.
 They must be kept with leash and the collection of dejection is mandatory, respecting the coexistance with the other guests. The owners should commit themselves not to leave they animals unattended, at any time. The domestic pets cannot access to the courses halls.
Thank you for your collaboration.

The aim of the center is to serve others. This is an international center, open to everyone, every race, nationality, and background. It is a place to learn how to free the mind from deep-seated harmful conceptions, and to live in harmony with others by putting meditation into practice in daily life
Lama Thubten Yeshe
Founder of the FPMT