From the day the "increasing" terma was brought in as an important relic to Chokyi Gyatsho Institute, the number of new monks has increased. The first two monks, one from Bartsam and other from Mongar, came on the eve of 11th January, 2014 and now we have more than twenty five new monks.
Almost all the monks, ages 9 to 16, went to primary school from grades two to five and one of them went through grade nine. They have come from Tashigang, Mongar, Lhuntse, Shingkhar, Lauri, and some from Dewathang.
In informal chats they said it was their interest and choice to be monks. Now they are really happy to be at the Institute with so many friends.
This group of monks will start their basic Buddhist studies beginning this new academic year 2014.