THRANGU TASHI CHOLING TODAY
These days, the monastery is the center of monastic life for nearly 250 monks. They receive training in ritual practices, study Dharma and learn to read and write in Tibetan and also learn English. The school age monks from Grades 5-10 attend Rinpoche’s boarding school, Shree Mangal Dvip, in the daytime in order to receive a secular education as well as a religious education. The monks from Grades 1-4 are going to school at Shree Mangal Dvip Branch School at Namo Buddha (see Namo Buddha).
The monastery is very overcrowded and there is no room for new monks. Now that there is a temple and new accommodations being built at Namo Buddha, many of the monks are gradually relocating there.
Thrangu Tashi Choling today Senior Monks