We are very happy to open our doors for visits once again.
The tour is free and open to adults and children. Groups of 12 people or more must schedule a visit.
During retreats, visits may be suspended. Please check the schedule before coming.
We hope that everyone benefits from visiting the Temple.
Please read the following information carefully to better enjoy your visit
Visiting will be possible on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, from 10am to 4pm (UTC-3).
- Smoking is not permitted in the indoor or outdoor areas of the Temple, including the parking lot
- Pets are not allowed, even in the outdoor areas and using leashes. There are small animals on our grounds and this is an important safety measure
- The use of masks indoors is optional. We remind you that wearing a mask helps protect you, others, and our teachers
In the meditation hall
- Remove your shoes and hat before entering
- Photography, recording, or filming inside the meditation room or during the teachings is not permitted
- Do not touch objects and musical instruments belonging to practitioners
- Do not lie down in the practice and teaching environment
- In the presence of Rinpoches and Lamas, it is traditional to remain standing until they are seated. We then perform three prostrations as a sign of respect.
- Do not point your feet at statues, lamas, and sacred objects
- Do not step over sacred texts, practice objects, or benches
- Do not place the texts directly on the floor
- The sacred texts are on loan for use only during meditation practices, and should not be taken home or copied without the Temple's authorization.
- If you find something that does not belong to you, please hand it to one of our volunteers on site.
How does the visit work?
- Odsal Ling receives visitors on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, except when there are special retreats or ceremonies.
- Visiting hours are from 10am to 4pm.
- Check the schedule on the website before going to the Temple.
- Visits and parking are free, but there are limited parking spaces.
- It is not necessary to schedule a visit. Groups with 12 people or more should schedule by email: [email protected]
Can I participate in other activities or just visit the Temple?
On Sundays it is possible to participate in the concise Red Tara practice at 8am, and also the teaching with Lama Tsering at 10am, if this is being held. (UTC-3)
View the schedule here.
Is there food available?
No meals or snacks are available. We also do not have a picnic area. However, it is possible to buy water at the Mandala store.
Will the Mandala store be open?
Yes, from 10am to 4pm. (UTC-3)
Is there parking on site?
Yes, parking is free, but there are limited spaces.
Children at the Temple
Children are welcome and must be accompanied by a responsible adult for the duration of their stay at the Temple.
On specific Sundays, the Ciranda do Dharma program is held, an activity for children of all ages under the guidance of Lama Norbu.
Check the schedule on our website to find out when the Ciranda do Dharma will be held.