Founder and Spiritual Lead Ven. Pema Rigtsal Rinpoche
Address: Namkha Khyung Dzong Monastery, Muchu V.D.C. Ward No. 01, District Humla, Nepal
Namkhyung Maha Maya School was established in 2008. The monastery school presently has over 350 young monks studying Tibetan, English, Nepali, Mathematics and Science. They follow the normal Nepali curriculum up to class seven. The purpose of imparting modern education to the monks is to build a basic academic foundation prior to their monastic philosophical studies. In the present context, it is more helpful to have the foundation of a modern education before entering a monastic college (Shedra). In the future this will allow the monks to impart the Buddhist teachings in different languages and integrate them hand in hand with science and other standard secondary school studies. The monastery hopes to eventually prepare the monks to work for social harmony and world peace through the preservation and propagation of Buddha Dharma. With a firm foundation and balance between both a modern and a traditional Buddhist education, the monks will be able to become exemplary members of society.