The tradition and philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism has been preserved intact over thousands of years. Its pragmatic teachings on compassion and its detailed understanding of the mind and emotions have great value for the world. Now it is threatened with extinction within its own country.
Shechen’s monasteries and nunneries ensure that this valuable spiritual heritage is transmitted and maintained in all its vibrancy. Our retreat centers make it possible for students to apply their studies in philosophy to meditation practices. Our philosophical colleges are repositories of knowledge and create the teachers of the future.