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.

  • Ground floor

  • First Floor

  • Second Floor

  • Third Floor

Proposed budget for the construction is shared below:-

No. Particular Quantity Rupee USD$ Total Rupee
1. Monk Student room 100 30,00,00 4,000 300,00,000
2. Khenpo/Teacher’s room 6 6,50,000 8,700 39,00,000
3. Small class room 1 6,30,000 8,400 630000
4. Medium class room 3 7,35,000 9,800 22,05,000
5. Library 1 21,00,000 28,000 21,00,000
6. Debating hall 1 23,62,500 31500 23,62,500
7. Student’s 3 wash basins, 3 urinal sections,

2 bathrooms & 2 toilets

8 3,90,000 5,200 31,20,000
Total in Rs.- 443,17,500/-
Total in USD$ 590,900/-

However due to the pandemic in the last couple of years, the project was put on hold due to lack of resources.We need your help to make it happen.

Let’s support the wisdom of Buddha by sending donations. Please donate today! Donation information available on our donation page. Thank you.

  • Levelled ground of the shedra location

  • Some Foundational Pillars that were laid

  • Front view

  • Back view