Free-of-cost eye camps at the three major areas of Lower Mustang were held for the week of 21st - 26th May 2013. The eye surgeons were from the United States and the Himalaya Eye Hospital, Pokhara. Ven Lama Tashi la and a dozen of our college students assisted the eye camps. In total, 700 patients' eyes were screened. Out of which the cataract surgery was done for 15 patients and the glasses and medicines were distributed for hundreds of patients. I am very proud to tell you that once again the eye camps concluded with a great success. It was the 3rd time Pema Ts'al successfully organized and publicized the eye camps. The 1st one was held at Pema Ts'al in 2010 and the 2nd in Upper Mustang in 2011. Dooley Foundation - Intermed International, New York was the sponsor on all three occasions. It was kindly supported by HEH, Pokhara and Mission Himalaya, Kathmandu on all three occasions as well.
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Pema Ts'al Sakya Monastic Institute!
Major Programs of the Year
Feb The annual grand Vajrakilaya Lama Dance and Phurdhok Mar Losar (Tibetan New Year) celebration Mar The annual grand reading of Kagyur Rinpoche 108 volumes May The annual grand Vairochana Sand Mandala Rituals July Celebration of HH the Dalai Lama's birthday Aug Summer Retreat Sept Celebration of HH the SakyaTrizin's birthday Oct Commemoration of SachenKungaNyingpo's death anniversary with the annual grand Vajrakilaya Sand Mandala Rituals Dec Commemoration of SakyaPandita's death anniversary Dec Commemoration of DrogonChosgyalPhagpa death anniversary with the annual grand Hey-Vajra Sand Mandala Ceremony
In addition to all the above programs, the birthdays and anniversaries of all great masters of Sakya Sect are observed and Sojong is performed twice every month.
Academic Programs: Feb Shedra students' annual examination Feb Spelling contest in three languages April The 3rd Terminal Examination May Quiz contest in three languages Aug College students' half yearly examination Aug The 1st Terminal Examination Sept Poem recitation contest in three languages Oct Essay writing contest in three languages Dec The 2nd Terminal Examination
In addition, the college students have mini debate every Sunday & grand debate once every month.