SMD Boarding School (Shree Mangal Dvip) is in Boudhanath, Kathmandu, near the great stupa.  

Education helps poor children lift themselves out of poverty.

Thrangu Rinpoche established SMD in 1987. Over 500 students excel at exams... >>READ MORE

In 2007, SMD kids wrote and recorded a CD Bring Back Peace with Canadian Ross Green of Music Seeds International.


Thrangu Tara Abbey is a nunnery for girls and women in Swayambunath on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

In 1991, the first group of 17 nuns arrived from the province of Manang near the Tibetan border.  Now there are over 230 girls and women ... READ MORE  

The Thrangu Clinic (Menla-Thrangu Mentsi Khang)  (2 hours outside of Kathmandu at Namo Buddha) provides medical services to the villagers who live nearby. It has  free health care services and essential preventative health information and low-cost medicine...READ MORE

Thrangu Tashi Yangste Monastery  

Namo Buddha is 2 hours away from Kathmandu is a Buddhist holy site. Hundreds of monks study lower grades as well as higher Buddhist studies there.   

SMD Branch School has more than 70 students from Grade 1 to 9 and 12 monk teachers. They also study Bhuddist prayers and care for the environment: Each week the members of the Thrangu Environment Club clean the monastery grounds." ...READ MORE

Vajra Vidya Institute in Sarnath near Varanasi, India, was finished in the fall of 1999. An institute of Buddhist studies, the university is currently training more than 70 ordained monks and nuns in Buddhist Philosophy in general and in the teachings of the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism in particular so that they may become Buddhist teachers. 

They are following the five-year program with the resident Khenpos (accredited teachers) under the guidance of Rinpoche.   READ MORE 

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