Root Institute for Wisdom Culture

A Buddhist centre in the Tibetan tradition located in Bodhgaya, India, where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment, offering a tranquil place to stay, to study & practice, or do individual or group retreat, we also serve Bodhgaya and surrounding villages through our social service projects. Currently, we are not open for in-person or on-line courses and retreats but are offering stay for personal retreats. The season of in-person retreats, courses and pilgrimages will start in October, 2022.


Dear friends, supporters, previous and future guests, and anyone interested in Root Institute,

We wish to let you know that post covid, and country closures, government requirements, etc. we are currently in a phase of restoration and rebuilding, not only our buildings, but also our green environment, staff and volunteer numbers, and office processes for the coming winter season.

We are aware that we have not yet answered a number of queries. Please bear with us! We will answer them as soon as we can, and apologise profusely that this may not be as soon as you would wish.

Our current office team of three has only been here for three weeks (myself included),

Sending love,
Sally Dudgeon, Director

Spiritual Program: 2022-23

This season's programme is being planned stating in October! 

Calendar of events - Oct | Nov | Dec

Pilgrimages are starting up again in December 2022, In person programmes will start in October 2022 (most likely).


Yoga Retreats

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