Shelkar Monastic School
Founder and Spiritual Lead Pang Lotsawa Lodoe Tenpa / H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama
Address: Chamunda Gate Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-4915500, 4915900
At Shelkar Monastic School, students are able to learn accurately the appropriate practices and rituals of the Buddhadharma, as well as receive a general education for modern living.
So far young monks aged between 8 and 15 have been admitted. The main objective of the monastic school is to give each child the best possible education, including both the traditional Buddhist monastic training and modern schooling. Qualified monks teach Buddhist rituals, whilst teachers from outside teach general subjects such as Tibetan, English, Nepali, History and Mathematics.
In the future, graduates of the monastic school will maintain the rituals of monastic life, perform ritual practices to support people at critical periods in their lives. Graduates will serve the community directly by helping others in accord with the dharma. Those who choose to lead a secular life will also be well equipped to do so. In either case, the meritorious wish to help beings will be fulfilled.