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 between their early teen years and early twenties.