In December 2010 we received the following
"... Sharipankha Monastic school is completed. Namgay and I were
invited for the consecration ceremony. The Head of Bhutan's Central Monastic
Body- the Je Khenpo, (His Majesty the King's closest and most powerful
advisor) permormed the consecration rites and blessing ceremonies and
it was such a BIG honour to have him at the village. We rarely even get
to see our Head Abot, so to have him visit the village and receive his
blessings is truly a once in a life time affair.
seen the boy's dormitory. It is inside the main temple building. Someone
a local person also donated new linen and blankets to the students. The
toilet system, bathing facilities with running water is also in place.
The children study room was also neatly set with their scriptures and
study materials. The government even donated a solar lighting system to
the school. The Gaselo community people were all present. The community
people contributed by voluntary labour and also contributed whatever they
could spare in terms of rice, butter, cheese, chillies, vegetables etc
to feed all the volunteers at the work site. The people worked extremely
hard and finally they have a brand new Community Monastery which looks
after the spiritual needs of the village with learning facilities for
little boys from the village to study Buddhism, english and math."
Namgay and Dorji
"Getting Aid to a difficult
to reach village
Monastery & School - Shali Pankha"
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