On the morning of the 8th of July, 2012, 67 new students arrived here at the monastery to enroll as novice monks. Many of these newcomers are from very small villages in Nepal and have come a long way to study at our monastery. In most cases, they have been sent here by their parents to provide their children with an opportunity to receive an in-depth education in the Buddha-Dharma, as well as secular subjects. Shar Gaden Monastery has an outstanding reputation for providing a disciplined and rigorous study program, so it was an easy choice for these families as to where their children would receive a comprehensive education.
The monastery will take full responsibility for providing the accommodations, health care, education, daily sustenance, monks robes, including any and all other needs that come up in caring for these newcomers.
Each new novice monk has been randomly assigned a senior monk who will now serve as their personal teacher. The appointed personal teachers will take care of the new students on a day to day basis and also provide him with additional education as needed.
WELCOME TO YOUR NEW HOME!