Wishing all sentient beings a very happy Saka Dawa. The Shakyamuni Buddha was born, enlightened and passed away in this month. It is the holiest and most auspicious month in our Tibetan calendar.
In May, a dozen of our college students are assisting the Lower Mustang Eye Expedition. It will be held at three major places like Tukche, Kagbeni and Marpha from 21st to 26th May. We have expected 1000 patients, out of which cataract surgery for 30 patients. Dooley Intermed Foundation, NY is funding everything.
Tashi Delek and Welcome to
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.