Registration To Attend the Teachings

Without completing the following three registration steps, you may not be issued an entrance pass to attend the teachings. Thank you for your careful attention to these important details.

Three Registration Steps:

  1. All foreigners must apply as soon as possible for a Protected Area Permit (PAP) from the Government of India.  Details are available on the Protected Area Permit page. IMPORTANT: Foreigners who do not have a PAP may not be permitted by the Government of India to attend the teachings.
  2. All attendees must complete the Website Registration Form (please see Step Two below).
  3. All attendees must register in person in Bylakuppe for an entrance pass (please see Step Three below)



Step One: PAP Application Form

Please see the Protected Area Permit page for the PAP application form and instructions which must be completed by all foreigners as soon as possible. Foreigners without a PAP may not be permitted by the Government of India to enter Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement or attend the teachings.

Indian citizens and Tibetan R.C. holders are not required to have a PAP to visit Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement unless they have a foreign passport.

The final deadline for submitting your PAP application is 15 October 2015.  However, PAP applications usually take at least 2-4 months to process, so you are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible and long before 15 October.

Step Two: Website Registration

INDIVIDUALS – Website Registration Form for Individuals

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give additional teachings at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery from 21 to 23 December on Dharmakirti’s Commentary on Pramana-samuccaya (tsema namdrel). For information about those teachings, please see

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GROUPS – Website Registration Form for Groups (10+ people)

Leaders of groups (10+ people) should complete the Group Registration Form HERE.

Step Three: In-Person Entrance Pass Registration

No one will be permitted to enter the teaching venue without an entrance pass. In order to make this pass, all attendees must register in person in Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement in the days just prior to the beginning of the teachings.

This is all of the information we currently have about the In-Person Entrance Pass Registration.  Further details will be posted here as soon as they are confirmed, which is usually one month or less before the teachings begin.