Dechen Choekhor's Monks Activities at A Glance
Last updated on 28 May 2012

Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara has approximately 150 monks, age range from seven to over sixty.

As monks, they are living discipline life-styles. Every morning they wake up between 5.30-6am to prepare for
morning prayer at 6.30am; follow by breakfast. After that they went on to attend the respective classes according to their study levels in the morning and evening.

Apart from the daily study program, the monks are also responsible to perform scheduled monthly pujas, yearly grand pujas, and those pujas special requested by Rinpoche disciples worldwide.

Every year upon completion of summer retreat, the monks will enjoy a two days holiday cum picnic in the monastery or at the nearby natural park.

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Three young monks, range from 14-16 years old posted in front of their hostel
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Morning Wake-up Call:

Young monks just completed their morning task - blowing the conch shell as a morning wake-up call to all monks in the monastery

 

Monks at Puja:
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Monks perform puja in a hall More senior monks lead the puja
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Monk on duty sprinkles blessing water to purify the offering objects

Monks perform puja in a hall

Monk at Study:
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Young monks learning Dharma text Young monks learning Dharma text
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Young monks learning Dharma text Young monks learning Tibetan
Monks at Yearly Examination:
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A young monk answering the exam questions with full concentration Hundred of Dechen Choekhor's monks sitting for their yearly examination at the newly completed multi-purpose covered-arcade
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Hundred of Dechen Choekhor's monks sitting for their yearly examination at the newly completed multi-purpose covered-arcade Khenpo Jangchub and Lama Thubten collecting and reviewing the examination papers
Monks at Work:
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Dechen Choekhor's monks ... from the very young to the senior sangha members contirbuting their every effort in building the new guest house of the monastery
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Monks helping in monastery construction works
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Monks helping in monastery construction works Monks helping in monastery construction works
Monks at Trees Planting Project
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Monks of Dechen Choekhor are happily getting ready to perform their tree planting task
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Strong little monk carrying a huge pack of pine tree Khenpo showing off his strength . . . :-)
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Somang Rinpoche digging the ground to plant the little pine tree Monks giving a finish touch to the newly planted pine tree
Monk at Meal Time:
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Young monks holding their bowl waiting for food Monks queuing up for food
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Monks enjoying their meal in the dinning hall Monks at duty distributing food to other monks

Monks at Picnic:

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Monks queuing up to receive blessing from Choegon Rinpoche on the first day of the picnic Monks queuing up to receive blessing from Choegon Rinpoche on the first day of the picnic

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Monks paying respect to Choegon Rinpoche Monks at play

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Monks enjoying meal together with Choegon Rinpoche Monks enjoying meal together with Choegon Rinpoche
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Monks at play Monks at play
Sweet Moments with Choegon Rinpoche:
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Choegon Rinpoche showing the young monks how to take picture
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Choegon Rinpoche award prizes to the monks after completing their yearly examination
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Some young monks at Dechen Choekhor Monastery
 
  
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