Shedra is a Tibetan word meaning “place of teaching” and is the educational program for Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s monastery in Rigul. Students, friends and family worldwide have helped Rinpoche to realise his dream of restoring his monastery and now the teaching shedra is one of it’s important activities. It passes on to the young monks the heritage of Tibetan Buddhism and places great emphasis on memorising and understanding the teachings. It is usually attended by monks and nuns between their early teen years and early twenties.

Salary for Khenpo Zopa who is in charge of the shedra is around £2,100 a year or £40 a week or £ 5.75 a day. Not much to keep the Buddhist teachings alive in the place where Rinpoche was born and in the monastery for which he is responsible. Please give generously!