Welcome to Monchoe Dragkar Thegchen Ling Monastery & Monastic School Shree Mahakaruna Sakyapa Vidhyalaya.
Situated within the medieval walled city of Lomanthang, Monchoe Dragkar Thegchen Ling monastery & its monastic school Shree Mahakaruna Sakyapa Vidhyalaya is the pioneering religious center in the region.
The monastery has continuously been preserving and prevailing Buddha Dharma in Lo region since the 14th century. With its rich historical background, the monastery continues to be a source of inspiration for the local population to adhere to the precious teachings of Lord Buddha.
In 1994, our visionary former abbot the Late Khen Rinpoche Jampa Tashi Tenzin la founded the monastic school for young monks to pursue Buddhist cum contemporary studies.
With the reputation for quality education, the monastic school has about a hundred young monks studying basic Buddhist scriptures, Tibetan, English and Nepali languages, Math, Science and Social studies. Majority of these young monks are from our home district of Mustang and neighboring districts of Dolpo, Manang, Mugu, Humla and Jumla. These young students also learn ritual practices to support their spiritual development and enact the unique Buddhist culture.
SMSV is a non-profit organization registered with the government of Nepal. Our monastery and the monastic school has been playing a crucial role to preserve and keep alive the indigenous Buddhist culture in Lo region. It has been possible only with the kindness and generosity our supporters and donors.
Therefore, all the staff and students at Monchoe monastery and the monastic school would like to express deep gratitude to the generous donors and supporters who continue to make it possible for these young students to acquire quality education in a holistic environment!