Suggested Items to Bring
General items to bring to Bylakuppe
- Several photocopies of your Protected Area Permit (PAP) – You must keep a copy of your PAP with you at all times while in Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement, in case the local authorities ask to see it.
- Several photocopies of your passport (identity page and Indian visa page)
- Several passport-size photos
- Flashlight/torch (for power outages)
- Sunhat or sunscreen
Items to bring daily to the teachings
- FM radio with earphones (to hear the translation of the teachings). Please note that your FM radio is allowed to have a recording function, but if it contains a camera or phone, it is not expected to be allowed inside the teaching venue.
- Lamrim texts, if you wish (see the Text Translations page for a list of books/on-line links/PDF downloads of the 18 Lamrim texts into various languages).
- Cushion (for sitting on the ground); your own stool or chair if required, as these will not be provided.
- Tea cup (in order to protect the environment and avoid waste, disposable cups will not be provided)
- Bowl and spoon, if you wish to take the simple lunch which will be provided during the teachings
- Given the security checks that take place daily at the teaching venues, please bring as little else as possible to the teaching venue.
The following items are NOT allowed inside the teaching venue
- Mobile/cell phone
- Please note: if your FM radio contains a camera or phone, it is not expected to be allowed inside
- Cigarette lighter or matches
- Dangerous items such as pocket knives, guns and explosives