Give Schooling and Housing for Children From Nepal

May 22, 2013

Daily Life at the Monastery

Morning Sunrise at the Monastery
Morning Sunrise at the Monastery

School is currently in session at the Bon Monastery in Dolanji, India. 

We recently received this update from one of the monks at the Bon Monastery in Dolanji, India: 

These days the children are going to school during schooling time. Below you will see their schedule: 

5:30am – Morning Bell
5:30-6:00am – Get ready for school
6:00-6:45am – Morning Prayers
6:45-7:15am – Breakfast
7:15-7:45am – Dress in School Uniform
7:45-8:50am – Morning Study
8:50am – School Begins
1:15pm – Lunch
4:10-4:30pm – Evening Tea
4:30-5:30pm – Break
5:30-6:30pm – Evening study (holy book)
6:30-6:45pm – Evening Prayers
7:30-8:00pm – Dinner
8:00-9:30pm – Self Study
9:30-9:45pm – Watch the news
9:45 – 10:00pm – Break to wash hands and feet
10:00pm – Good Night

The students are divided in to four houses. When the children are not studying they are cleaning and organizing various competitions between these houses including games, essay-writing competitions in both English and Tibetan, costume contests, acting, calligraphy, poem recitation, and physical fitness.  

The pictures that we have included in this report depict the morning view from the monastery and morning prayer. We are looking forward to sharing more pictures that depict daily life at the school soon! 

Thank you again for supporting our project to give the gift of schooling to these students. Your donation is truly helping to change lives. Thank you.

Morning Prayers
Morning Prayers
Morning Prayers
Morning Prayers
Morning Prayers
Morning Prayers

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Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, MI United States

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