< Back to News page

Thrangu Express ~ SMD’s Student Paper

SMD School Thrangu Express

SMD Students have created their own newspaper for all friends, family and supporters to enjoy. Click on the latest issue and enjoy the read! Jan-Feb 2018: Issue 07 December 2017: Issue 06 November 2017: Issue 05 September 2017: Issue 04 August 2017: Issue 03 July 2017: Issue 02 June 2017: Issue 01

< Back to News page

Compassion Health Centre

Compassion Health Centre, Tsum Valley, Gorkha

Dolma Sherpa is a SMD alumna who finished her paramedic training in Kathmandu. After working as a teacher at SMD School for a couple years, she recently had the opportunity to go to Tsum Valley in the Gorkha district to work as a Health Assistant at the Compassion Health Centre. Read more about her impact at the clinic… I had …

< Back to News page

SMD Graduation Day

SMD Graduation Day 2017

SMD alumna, Sangita Tamang, her friends and the SMD administrative team, organized a ‘SMD Graduation Day’ on July 15th for the grade ten graduating class (SMD school is unfortunately too crowded to offer grades 11 and 12). The program opened at ten o’ clock with Thrangu Rinpoche’s long live prayer. Among the honorary guests were representatives from Rinpoche’s monasteries and …

< Back to News page

Sonam Colours his Dreams

Sonam Gurung, SMD alum and artist, just returned from Red Cross Nordic United World College in Norway, where he was studying on scholarship to complete grades 11 and 12. While there, he presented a project proposal to make art classes available to SMD School students after class, hold art exhibitions and produce new generations of artists at SMD. His project …

< Back to News page

SMD Alumni Graduate in Canada

SMD Alumna Dechen Dolma graduates from UVic

We are so proud of SMD alumni Tenzin Sherpa and Dechen Dolma who graduated with their bachelor degrees from Universities in western Canada this month. Dechen came to SMD from the remote Himalayan village of Lho, in the Nubri region of Nepal. As one of our outstanding students, she finished Class 10 with us, after which she won a scholarship …

< Back to News page

Celebrating 30 Years!

SMD School Celebrating 30 Years

Can you believe it? SMD is turning 30 this year! Thrangu Rinpoche founded our school in 1987, and it is thanks to you, the friends and supporters around the world, that we are well and thriving. We had a couple rough years since the M7.8 earthquake on April 25, 2015, followed by over one hundred aftershocks and the fuel crisis. Kids …

< Back to News page

Introducing Wangchuk Tenzin

Our new Principal at SMD School, Acharya Wangchuk Tenzin, started with us in April 2016, taking over for interim Principal, Lama Nyima Dorje. A former student of SMD, Wangchuk went on to higher Buddhist studies in ‘Shedra’ (monastic university) after he gained some management skills working in different parts of Thrangu Rinpoche’s organization. With his kind heart and his understanding …