In order to read scripture and provide services to the community the young monks will need to be able to speak and read Tibetan, as well as speak Nepali. To welcome guests to the gompa and explain their studies and the history of Chhairo to visitors they will need English.
Therefore they will receive a secular primary education and the focus on dharma will increase as they get older.
Lopen Jamyang Nima
Jamyang Nima is originally from Kharbu VDC in Humla district and began teaching the Chhairo monks in 2014.
At Chhairo they also learn by watching their elders Shashi, Chakra and the lopens as they prepare the paints and work in the gyalpo. They also observe and help with pujas usually led by Shashi, supported by monks from nearby gompas. In time they will need to learn to make tormas, play religious instruments and carry out the various rituals associated with prayers and festivals