Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust supports the Tibetan monastery in exile in India. After the Tibetan national uprising that took place in 1959, a handful of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery monks along with many thousands of Tibetans escaped into India. The Monastery was then subsequently re-established in Bylakuppe in Karnataka State, India. With the induction of new recruits over the years, the Monastery today has about 400 monks. Every year, a group of the monks visit England to help raise funds for the monastery and raise awareness of Tibetan culture.