Pokhara City- 25 Hemja, Kaski, Nepal

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Pema Ts’al Sakya Monastic Institute (aka Pema Ts’al Sakya Monastery) is a unique and beautiful place, situated on a quiet hilltop near Nepal’s famous Fewa Lake and in front of the Fishtail Mountain.

Pema Ts’al Monastery is a thriving modern monastic community. This monastery is dedicated wholly to the education of young Buddhist monks and the preservation of the ancient Sakya Buddhist traditions. It is home to many young students from the inaccessible and impoverished Himalayan Region, Tibetan Refugee and Nepali Buddhist communities.

The institute was founded by the Venerable Khen Rinpoche Pema Wangdak la and the Venerable Khenpo Kunga Dhondup la under the kind guidance, blessings and consent of His Holiness the Sakya Trizin. Venerable Khenpo Kunga Dhondup la and Venerable Khenpo Jampa Dhakpa la are senior and junior residential abbots of the monastery respectively. Venerable Lama Tashi Wangyal is the principal of the monastery. They lead young monks through their journey here at the monastery.

Pema Ts’al is a non-profit educational monastery registered (Regd. No: 1355/061/62) and audited by the Nepal Government since 2004. It was established on 13th March 1999 in Kathmandu, Nepal. In Feb 2002, the children of Pema Ts’al moved into their new home in Pokhara, Nepal. Presently, it has 120 students studying in the college and school levels and well-qualified dedicated teaching faculty.

It provides a comprehensive educational program for all our young monks that has been fully sanctioned by the Nepal Government.

After completing both their class 8 studies and the Cycle of Training in Monastic Rituals, our senior students then progress to formal Buddhist philosophical studies known as Shedra.



Our Objective are:

  • To provide free education and complete care for the Tibetan children of the most destitute families in Mustang and other regions through traditional monastic training combined with modern school level education.
  •  To create a model for the community, where education is highly valued by providing a better opportunity for learning through discipline, dedication and hard work.
  • To inspire an awakening among the community to preserve its cultural identity and ethical values in this changing world.
  • To awaken a consciousness in the heart of the students as they will be a responsible part of the larger community and uplift all humanity through prayers and blessings.

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