Shyalpa Monastic College

The Shyalpa Monastery was once located in the Kham region of Eastern Tibet, but no longer exists. It has been re-established by His Eminence Shyalpa Rinpoche in the beautiful Kopan Hills on the outskirts of Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Under Rinpoche guidance, over 130 monks and nuns study and practice in the Vajrayana spiritual traditions at the monastery. Most of them were underprivileged children from the remote Himalayan foothills of India and Nepal. These children are taught and taken care of by 10 teachers and 15 staff.

His Eminence Shyalpa Rinpoche’s plan is to further expand the monastery so more poor children can be sheltered and educated. This includes building a monastic college where they can learn profound Buddhist philosophies as well as modern education. There will also be an institution for higher learning for international Buddhist followers of Rinpoche.

A part of his extraordinary vision is to establish a hospital at the monastery, providing essential, basic health care not only for the monks and nuns at the monastery, but also for people from nearby villages. International visitors will also be welcomed to share both their spiritual and practical expertise and to experience the sacred essence of genuine spiritual living and pure blessings. Presently, facilities for short-term stays are readily available.