Located at Ka-Nying Sheldrup Ling Gompa, this Buddhist institute offers a seven-day seminar on Tibetan Buddhist teachings, practice and meditation, led by the monastery’s abbot Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. The popular course is held in mid-November and fees are by donation. A follow-up three-day retreat is held at Nagi Gompa (US$85).

The institute also offers a university-accredited summer course in Buddhist theory and meditation in June/July, as well as eight-week summer Tibetan and Nepali language courses, staying with local families.