An authentic piece of Tibet in the Czech Republic
Café Tibet is a project created by Sonam Tsering – Ngor Khangsar Shabdrung Rimpoche, a Tibetan who has been living in the Czech Republic since 2002. Sonam is a high lama and reincarnation of an important teacher of Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism, who studied and grew up in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in India and was recognized as reincarnation by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the age of 5.
Café Tibet was established in February 2019 as a pop-up and Sonam travelled with his food to various events, markets and festivals. We want you to experience traditional Tibetan food the way Tibetans eat it at home.
In August 2022 Rimpoche established a center of Tibetan buddhism of Sakya tradition Phuntsok Choeling Czech Republic, in Prague, where he is teaching Tibetan buddhism.
Tibetan cuisine is influnced by India, where Tibetans found their second home after Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1959 and also by Himalayan couisine. But we also offer Tibetan food influenced by our life in Czech Republic.