Pema Choling Institute
Founder and Spiritual Lead Gangteng Tulku Rinpoche
Pema Choling Institute is a residential Buddhist community of 100 women and girls aged 12 – 60 located in the Bumthang region of Bhutan. The center offers basic education, vocational training and the opportunity to pursue traditional Buddhist studies at the highest academic level. Founded in 2000, the Institute contains the first shedra (Buddhist university) for women in the history of Bhutan allowing them to receive traditional education on a par with the greatest Buddhist learning centers for men in all of India and the Himalayas.
Some of the programs offered by the Institute include a nine-year shedra course of study of the highest level Buddhist philosophy and basic education including English, Dzonkha (Bhutanese languge), math geography, history, logic, philosophy and debate.