SMD Branch School for Young Monks
Thrangu Rinpoche founded Shree Mangal Dvip Branch School for young monks in 2002 at Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, the sacred site of Namo Buddha. With over 70 students and 12 teachers, the school currently offers general education in Tibetan, English and Nepali (grades one to nine), complemented by studies in religion and culture, including Dharma-related sessions. In addition to monastic training activities in listening, contemplating and meditating, the students also learn lama dancing, ritual practice, chanting, playing instruments, and Tibetan spelling, grammar, and recitation. Upon completion of their school program (and depending on their intellectual ability, readiness and scholarship), our young monks have the opportunity to continue in shedra, ngondro practice or teaching positions.
Watch a short film created by the young monks about their life at Namo Buddha and visit Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery for more information on the Namo Buddha Meditation and Education Centre.