International Drikung Kagyu Council
Honoured to organise the 800th Commemoration of Lord Jigten Sumong's Maha Parinirvana.
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The Drikung Kagyu Institute offers Junior School education for young monks, mostly aged between 8 and 17 years. They are taught Buddhist Teachings, Tibetan, English, social studies, science, biology and mathematics. They can stay up to the 8th grade. For their religious education, the young monks are taught through reading and memorizing a wide range of prayer texts.
At present there are 7 classes and the 8th class is to be added at a later date. Upon graduation from class 8, the monks will have a choice to attend the Higher School, like Kagyu College or join the Monastery at Jangchubling.
There are ten teachers in Junior School and the Headmaster is Mr. Tselo. The monks get up at 5:00 AM and attend the Morning Prayers with the senior monks at the main hall of the Monastery. Time for meals, tea and the classes are the same as for the monastery monks.
At present there are 86 young monks at this school. These monks come from the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, Mongolia and few are from Tibet. They are sent to the monastery by their families, who are followers of the Drikung Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism.