Monastery Education

In accordance with Tibetan Buddhist tradition, monks are offered with insight knowledge of spiritual symbols, attributes of Lama, Yidam and Khandro, making of Tormas and Symbolic offerings, mandala drawings, hand gestures and mudras, Vocals and melodies , and learns dharma masked dance or Cham and to play dharma instruments.

 Others activities and training:

Cham: The dharma ‘Cham’ originated in India and flourished to Tibet are considered a form of meditation and Buddhist teaching; every mask, costume, movement and gesture has a specific significance and embodies the values of Buddhism. The dance is accompanied by dharma music played by monks and it brings merits to all who perceives the dance.

Torma: Torma is ritual cake made mostly of Tsampa and butter, coloured and ornamented with Kargyen are usually hand-moulded into specific shapes based on the ceremonies and purpose. All monks are required to be trained to make tormas and it takes lots of practices to perfect skill the making torma.

The chant leader-Umdze : During the training of prayer’s text, melody , rhythms and ritual musical instrument to monks, those who are gifted with great vocals and who are able to perfect the melody of chants and instrumental skills are chosen to become Umdze, and he is responsible for leading both the vocals and ritual instrumental performance during the pujas.

The musical instruments: Monks are trained to play various ritual musical instruments; the long horn or Dung-chen, Gyangling-the traditional Reed shawn, Kang ling –the short Tibetan horn, Cymbals-Sil Nyang and Bub, The Ritual drum-Choe Nga, the ritual Kar-dung,