Tsoknyi Gechak School is the primary and lower secondary school for the school-aged nuns at Tsoknyi Gechak Ling. Tsoknyi Gechak School combines the power of modern education and Buddhist spiritual training to cultivate students’ basic goodness and potential for compassion and wisdom. At TGS students follow the full Nepali government curriculum. This is enriched with field trips, art, mindfulness, project work and other creative activities and active learning techniques. Students simultaneously engage in traditional Buddhist monastic training. They learn ritual practices, meditation and memorise the sacred texts. For 2 years, the UNESCO award-winning Rato Bangala Foundation delivered a tailor-made teacher training program to TGS teaching staff. TGS now delivers it’s own in-house training program to new staff and continues to develop and grow with help from international mentors and friends.
Tsoknyi Gechak School has a Volunteer English Teacher program, for more details visit their website: www.tsoknyigechakschool.org.
School Director – Fionnuala Shenpen