ASIA – Shorten the Distances

Support a young monk from Tashi Choeling monastery!

25 young monks need an education in harmony with their cultural roots

Tashi Choeling Monastery was founded by Gopal Lama in 1993 in Kaski District (Pokhara, Nepal) on the shore of Pewa Lake. The monastic tradition of the monastery is rnying ma pa, a lineage of Tibetan Buddhism which literally means “follower of the ancient tradition”.

Today the Tashi Choeling monastery hosts 60 young monks between the ages of 10 and 16, who, unfortunately, live in very precarious conditions. The lessons take place outside, on some simple tables and chairs under a large shed with a sheet metal roof, typical of the temporary housing built after the earthquake of 2015. The families of the children admitted to the monastery cannot provide any financial assistance and Gopal Lama’s income, which comes from rituals and donations, is not sufficient to guarantee his students’ basic needs and the costs of education and health care.

Gopal Lama

Young monk

Gopal Lama’s desire has always been to create a decent hostel and a school with modern facilities in order to improve the level of education and the quality of life of its guests. Given the emergency, he has asked ASIA for help to start supporting the 25 young monks.

ASIA enthusiastically activated the Distance Support project with the Tashi Choeling monastery a year ago, to guarantee the 25 young monks training and practice in respect of their own culture, following the basic Nepalese school program, Tibetan language lessons, dharma lessons and others. The goal is also to build adequate classrooms, libraries, infirmaries and dormitories in order to increase the number of registered monks and protect Tibetan cultural identity.


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Support a young monk from Tashi Choeling monastery:

Thanks to your adoption, a young monk will have the opportunity to train in harmony with his cultural roots and will help keep alive the priceless heritage of knowledge and spirituality of the Tibetan people.

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