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Friends ORolwaling Communty Education




Rolwaling is a remote mountain valley situated in the north east of Kathmandu and to the west of  the Khumbu region. The valley is situated at an altitude of 4000m above sea level and borde​red with Tibet to the north. In the Tibetan language ‘Rolwa’ means ‘furrow’ and ‘ling’ means ‘place’. It is mentioned in the Pema Kathang by Padmasambhava (also known as Guru Urgen Rinpoche) that Rolwaling is a beyul, a sacred hidden valley, carved out with one stroke of his plow.

Rolwaling Sangag Choling Monastery School, being the spiritual center of Rolwaling, has the main responsibility to preserve the spiritual tradition in this sacred valley. In addition, the monastery also undertakes various project activities that are necessary to benefit the villagers, visitors etc. The monastery takes continued initiatives in the areas of education, health and environment.


Preserving free schooling in the Rolwaling Valley in Nepal is preserving a culture and its values. The values from this remote community are not only fundamental for this village to continue thriving but they are also fundamental for the world to evolve.

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Friends of Rolwaling Community Education is a 501-C3 non-profit organization that is committed to the preservation of the culture, education and spiritual tradition in the Rolwaling Community.

Sangag Choling Monastery School
School Sustainment

The following are the basic costs to run the school for 29 students currently enrolled. Basic free schooling is guaranteed to this community if these expenses can be covered by an external entity or by donations. Any contribution possible is one contribution less that this village has to absorb for basic education.


Any small contribution can make a significant difference on this community.

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