About us


“According to the Buddhist view, we are part of a universe in which exists miriads ofworlds”

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

The Centre

O Sel Ling is a Buddhist retreat centre nestled in the mountains of the Alpujarra in the Granada region, at an altitude of 1600 m, in the southern face of Sierra Nevada, in a triangle formed by the Veleta and Mulhacén peaks.


The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition is a non profit organization founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe and LamaThubten Zopa Rinpoche.

Our teachers

At O Sel Ling we practice Tibetan Buddhism in the Mahayana tradition following the Gelugpa lineage of Lama Tsong Khapa whose maximum representative is His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

O Sel Ling history

O Sel Ling was founded in 1980 by the Tibetan lamas, Ven. Lama Yeshe and Ven. Lama Zopa Rinpoche. His Holiness, the XIV Dalai Lama visited O Sel Ling in 1982 and gave the centre its actual name, it means “the place of clear light”.