I have only included some of the main monastic organisations reporting directly to my office in this section. This list will be updated with photos and descriptions over time.

Their Functions

In our tradition, monastic organisations had always been the backbone of our various societies and communities. Historically, monasteries provided education, medical care, consultation, astrological information, psychological help and many other different services. In return the people living in the surrounding of each monasteries supported the monastics with donations or with their labour.

In the modern world, monasteries are now more specialised in spiritual activities including offering of prayers and teachings, and in keeping the cultural and traditional outfits, although in the remote areas, most monasteries are still keeping their traditional functions.