Karma Leksheyling

Karma Lekshey Ling Institute
Leader: Choje Lama Phuntsok
Coordinator: Acharya Karma Wangyur


Karma Lekshey Ling Institute, which is situated in Swoyambhu, Kathmandu, was established in the year 1990. It was founded by Choje Lama Phuntsok, who had initiated the same following the noble suggestion given to him by His Eminence the Jamgon Kongtrol Rinpoche and his pure intention to benefit the entire sentient beings through imparting the proper education of Buddha dharma. And it is due to his pure motivation and sincere resolute intention combining with his untiring effort and dedication that the institute had fully fledged into a genuine shedra for higher Buddhist studies where five major sciences of Buddhism (Pramana etc) along with other texts of the Karma Kamtsang tradition plus languages such Tibetan grammar, English, Nepali and so are taught. At present there are about 160 students from various places studying at the institute.  Being felt the importance and the necessity of the combination of Buddhist and academic school level study in this generation, at the request of some senior monks and with the blessing of His Holiness The Gyalwang Karmapa and other esteemed Rinpoches Karma Lekshey Ling School was set up in 2006. The school has currently gained the full recognition from the government of Nepal and is thus successfully affiliated to it. There are around 50 young monks studying at the school and the number of the students will be expanded every year.


5Environment  The entire family of Karma Lekshey Ling Institute had been very aware of the environment and the tremendous ill-effect of its negligence to the whole world. Following the two meetings held at Varanasi and Dharamsala respectively on environment organized by His Holiness The Gyalwang Karmapa and also having a great fortune to listening to his speeches on environment during Monlam Chenmo and so, we have been more enthused and cautious about it and are strongly influenced to take various steps for its well preservation.

41)   Sanitation: On the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha year 2009, the who family of the institute had gone to the Swoyambhu Stupa and engaged ourselves into cleaning the entire plastic bags and other garbages littered  around for two days.

2)   Avoidance of the uses of plastic bags and other non-recyclable stuffs:  As per the noble direction given by His Holiness the uses of plastic wrapped stuffs for tsok (ritual offerings) during prayers held on auspicious days have been totally banned and the fruits and other eco-friendly stuffs are being served for the purpose. Further, we are trying to use, as less as possible, the plastic bags and like on our campus.

3)   Plantation of trees: Regarding the planting of trees, owing to our very small and uneven monastic area we have been not so much able to plant trees in our premises. But have to the best possibility grown some plants around. So due to this unavoidable circumstances we have taking into account the consideration of plantation and a forestation urged some persons from Manang, Yalambhu and Kalimpong, Himalayan regions of Nepal and India to plant scores of trees on its wide and spacious lands on our behalf.   

4)   Other environment awareness programmes:

We are also taking various initiatives to spread its awareness among the people residing in our neighborhood. Besides, we are education our monks about environment through the help of stage shows and various books written on it by His Holiness and other respected environmentalists. Likewise, we have been actively taking part in various environment awareness programs to the best of our capacity. And we are also looking forward to continuing with it and to come up with different new ideas in relation to it and keep our this endeavor and aspiration thriving for the benefit of entire sentient beings.

May peace prevail on earth!6


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