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Monasteries are the core of Buddhist life and community. They are spiritual centers of peace, inspiration, and prayer that offer an opportunity for study and contemplation. They are a place for solace and support for the local community. A stable monastic tradition is a vibrant source for the continuation of the teachings.

Shechen Monasteries provide a complete education, food, shelter, and medical care for over 1000 monks in Nepal, Tibet, and India.