Our Teachers


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.

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Lopen Sonam and Lucy with the monks at Pokahara c.2013 S Armington

Lopen Jamyang Nima

ge la Jamyang Nima c.2014 S Barakzai

ge la Jamyang Nima c.2014 S Barakzai

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

 

 

 

 

 

Pema Gyalpo and Dawa learn chokey c.2014 S Barakzai

Pema Gyalpo and Dawa learn chokey c.2014 S Barakzai

Tsering Chomple recites his scriptures to ge la Nima c.2014 S Barakzai

Tsering Chomple recites his scriptures to ge la Nima c.2014 S Barakzai

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Tsering Chomple scatters holy water during new year puja c.2014 S Barakzai
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Norbu watches Sangha painting in the gyalpo c.2013 S Barakzai

For more information, please choose a link below:

Chhairo’s founder and reincarnations (Tulkus)
Guru Nawang Chhogyall Tenzin (Shashi Dhoj Tulachan)
The Monks