What comes to our mind when we think of a Shedra?
A Shedra is an institute for Developing the Samsara Minds into path of enlightenment through the methods of Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings.
Here we can touch upon all kinds of Buddhist ideas and live among many great scholars of many centuries and we can also learn from their ancient wisdom.
The Kalimpong Monastery Shedra
Our Shedra started providing education to monks since 2017. However, we were unable to provide rooms, library and classroom for our shedra monks. Till this day, we have been managing with alternative rooms and classrooms for the monks studying in Shedra.
Under the guidance of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin, a plan for the construction of a Shedra was approved in 2019.
In this Institute we plan to have:
- Accommodation facilities for 100 monks.
- 6 rooms for Khenpo/faculty staff.
- 4 classrooms.
- A library.
- A debate/conference hall.
This Shedra provides higher Buddhist learning to our monks.
This project will hold the cultural and spiritual traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, cultivating curiosity and wisdom.