Tulku Ngawang Lapsum Rinpoche
The Founder and Principle of the school
“Today whether a child from mountain or the child from city they both require knowledge of modern education for their bright future, but equally important is the knowledge of morality and spirituality which can be acquired through study of the vast teachings of the Buddha. What is happening is , modern schooling education is inclined on materialism and lacks spirituality. And traditionally monastic education has been focusing on spirituality. Therefore today bringing these two streams of knowledge together is important. This will equip today’s and future generation to face modern day problems.
In rural mountain area like Rolwaling there are many children who are deprived of this indispensable basic need- the education. And particulary in Rolwaling, which is a holy land of Guru Padhmashambava, we had monastic institutional set up to study Buddhism in the past.
So realizing the need of giving both modern education and traditional Buddhist education to the new generation I have established this school. Even though there are many difficulties due to lack of facilities, providing good education and produce a good human being who will benefit more of other human being is the purpose of the school. After completing the education from the school these children have their freedom to decide to stay celibate as monk and stay in monastery or to live a lay life. It is upto them.”