Pilot School:
Tergar School Kathmandu

8 full-time faculty
3 administrators
15+ support staff


Serving as the epicenter for our research and development, Tergar School Kathmandu is a charitable monastic school. Currently, Tergar School Kathmandu houses 75 students, 8 full-time faculty, 3 administrators, and over 15 full-time and part-time support staff. This campus is an embodiment of care and support that is so central to our approach.

While still in its early stages of development, Tergar School Kathmandu has firmly embraced Mingyur Rinpoche’s vision of weaving together ancient Buddhist wisdom with the best of what contemporary approaches to learning have to offer. With strong relationships with local leaders in education, such as The Nepal Youth Foundation, as well as other Buddhist-inspired schools like Tsoknyi Gechak Ling, the school is deeply collaborative in nature, something that the staff and faculty embrace.


Located on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley, and set back from the hustle and bustle of city life, the campus provides a supportive and safe environment for the children to learn. Moreover, with its proximity to Mingyur Rinpoche’s monastic headquarters at Osel Ling monastery, the students are able to develop strong bonds with their senior monastic members.


Our current students at Tergar School Kathmandu range in age from 5–14. They are currently all male and come from diverse regions of Nepal, ranging from the southern lowlands of the Nepali Terai to the remote Himalayan regions; from rural villages to the bustling city of  Kathmandu itself. Students bring with them a broad range of educational experience before joining our school, and much of our work is curating a learning journey that fits each student’s unique path.

Support Staff

In addition to our teachers and administrators, we have a dedicated team of support staff that help care for the students and campus. Each one brings a caring approach, helping to create an atmosphere of warmth and love. Without these dedicated individuals, our campus would not run and our mission could not be achieved.

How to Help

As they say, it takes a village to raise a child. And, in this case, we have 82 beautiful children to care for. Please consider making a donation today to help us continue offering a world-class education that is grounded in transformative Buddhist wisdom.