SAMTENLING MONASTERY

20160617_150124Samtenling Monastery was established in 1980 and has been continuing for twenty-seven years to the needy and poor young monks of remote area of Tibet and Nepal.

There are roughly a hundred monks at the Monastery. Students first learn the basic things of Tibetan, English, and Nepali languages at Samtenling Monastery School known as Mahayana Buddhist Progressive Education Center (MBPEC). Some of the monks will later go on to other Institutions for further studies within the Tibetan community, such as the monasteries of Drepung, Sera, Gaden in South India, Central institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, and the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics School, Dharmsala.

We are in a position to offer this education solely due to the kindness of you, our benefactors. Without your kind help, it would be impossible.

Bikas Sherpa

Date of Birth:  January 20, 2003

Born in Sindul Palchok District Tatopani, Nepal, bordering to Tibet. It is a rural area and means of transportation are very hard. Bikas belongs to poor family. His parents are farmer and there is no other source of income. He was admitted in the monastery along with his small brothers after the major earthquake.  Life was difficult over there in his village. He wants to study Buddhist philosophy and academic education so that he can help his parents and his small brother.

 

 

Lhakpa Sangye

Date of Birth: February 27, 2001

Born in Sindul Palchok District, Solu Khumbu, which is very near to Tibet.  Lhakpa was admitted in the monastery along with his small brother. Due to major earthquake hit Nepal. Life was difficult over there. Their village was badly affected by the continuous hit. The whole village was destroyed. There was no proper place to stay, food to eat and clothes to wear at that time.

 

Phuntsok

Date of Birth: April 1, 2008

Born in Tatopani District, a village called Sindul Palchok, which is very near to Tibet. Phuntsok joined the monastery this year after the major earthquake hit.  His house was destroyed by the hit. The good thing was his family wasn’t affected by the disaster. In his village, there isn’t proper school to study.  It is very difficult for their parents to give them good education. The Monastery is providing good care of him along with other small monks with good food and education.

 

Dawa Tamang

Date of Birth: May 15, 2004

Born in Rasuwa district, a village called Sershung, which is very near to Tibet. It is a remote area of Nepal and means of transportation are very difficult. Dawa has seven members in his family. His parents are farmer, there is no other source of incomes other than whatever grows in their fields. It is not enough for their family to survive relying only on their farms.

Dawa’s two elder brothers also study in this monastery. His two elder sisters studying in School.  Dawa joined the monastery this year and was very eager to become a monk.

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Migmar Tamang   Date of Birth: June 15, 2006

Born in SerShung, village, Rasuwa District which is very near to Tibet. He belongs to poor family.  His father passed away before the earthquake and he also lost his mother when the earthquake hit his village. He was brought here by his relatives. There was no one to look after him. He has a sister, she was married and couldn’t look after him as her financial situation isn’t good.  Migmar was admitted at the monastery.

 

 

 

Subash Tamang

Date of Birth: December 10, 2008

Born in the village called Serchung, Rasuwa District, which is very near to Tibet. It is a remote area of Nepal and means of transportation are very difficult due to the landlocked country.

Subash belongs to Buddhist with seven members in his family. His parents are farmer and his two elder brothers also study in the same monastery. His two elder sisters are studying in school. There is no other source of incomes other than whatever grows in their fields. It is not enough for their family to survive relying only on their farms.

 

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