Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery
Founder and Spiritual Lead Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche / 7th Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche
Address: Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery, PO Box 136, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone: +977 1 447 0721
Five hundred monks from across the Himalayan region study and live at the monastery. They receive a lively education that, besides Buddhist philosophy, also includes music, dance and painting. In the integrative upper elementary school, Shechen Mahaboudha Vidyalaya, 135 boys from age five to fourteen are offered a complete education combining traditional subjects with a modern curriculum. Once they graduate from the school, they begin a two-year course focused on ritual arts that includes memorization of liturgical texts, learning ritual musical instruments, and training in sacred chants and dances, as well as pursuing their meditation sessions.
In 1989, Rabjam Rinpoche established The Shechen Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies at the monastery. Over 130 students from across the Himalayas are enrolled in its nine-year curriculum. Many of the graduates are teachers throughout the world.