Lava School for Monks

Lava monks greet Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche
Monks at the monastery in Lava lining up to greet Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

In the eastern part of India, in the state of West Bengal, is situated one of the branch monasteries of Mindrolling in the small town of Lava, near Kalimpong. Over the past few years, the Samten Tse Charitable Society (STCS) has donated funds to the Lava monastery for the building of much needed monk’s living quarters. This project not only enabled the progress and growth of this monastery but improved the facilities for the little monks living and studying there.

School buildings at Lava Monastery
The building that houses the monk’s living quarters at the Lava Monastery funded by STCS (left); a second building at the Lava Monastery
Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche visits the classrooms and dorms at Lava Monastery
Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche visiting the classroom of young monks (left) and dormitories (right)