Rigzin Dechhen Chhyoeling Chuglag Khang (RDCCK)
RDCCK is a practical based school that is responsible for teaching and training Buddhism, Buddhist Arts, traditional Lama Dance, worshipping and rituals, yoga and retreat, meditation, thanka and statue and other types of traditionaltreatments and incantations. It provides free education along with free training and accommodation facilities being based on the Buddhist traditional monastic school.RDCCK mainly aim to make the learners capable and skilled with the knowledge and teachings which they will achieve here. Trainers will be awarded with valuable certificates after finishing their course.
Main objective of this school is to produce qualified and trained students of Buddhist arts, philosophy, meditation, rituals and culture etc.
School will have various curriculumswith following five major departments:
1.Arts Department, 2.Philosophy Department, 3.Ritual Department, 4.Meditation and Yoga Department and 5.Cultural Department
1. Arts Department will deal as wholesome of arts education like crafting various statues of Buddha and Buddhist Deities, Thankas, Tormas (statues of butter and mixed flour), Treasure Vase, Land Treasure Vase, Medicine Vase, Long Life Vase and all types of Amulets. Students will also learn decorative trainings for Buddhist cultural ceremonies like weddings, birth and funerals etc. all under Arts Department.
2. Philosophy Department will conduct for entire Buddhist studies such as Language & Grammar, Literature, Philosophy, History, Astrology, Applied Buddhism, Comparative Buddhism& Religion, Sutra-Vinaya- Avidharma, Therabada, Mahayana and Vajrayana study.
3. Ritual Department will organize the theoretical and practical trainings based on all types of Buddhist rituals and ceremonies.It will mainly focus on rituals based trainings of three tantras and three yogas of Buddhism which will helppractitioners to understand and practice the Vajrayana Buddhism for enlightenment and harmonious living of all.
Buddhist ritual trainings of naming, wedding and death ceremonies will also be conducted along with excellent guide. Learners will be able to perform prayers and ritual on various Buddhist ceremonies such as Buddha Jayanti, Dharma Chakra Day,LhabhabDhuchen(Descending from Heaven), New year (Lochhar) eve. and other Buddhist ceremonies.
Students will be taught about various historical events including how ancient instruments were played. Together, they will be qualified in vocal chanting and playing ritual instruments creating energetic soundin the environment for healings.
4. Meditation and Yoga Department will deal with all the types of meditations and Buddhist Yoga classes and courses. This department will handle Samatha and Vipasanaalong with all types of Mahayana and Vajrayana meditation and practices.
Department will focus to train about five preliminary practices, phowa, chalung and other Zogchhen's practices especially for monks, nuns and all lay practitioners.
This department will also train senior monks and nuns about physical, verbal and psychological healing basis treatment system.
5. Cultural Department will be responsible for spreading awareness about Buddhist Culture and indigenous Buddhist traditions.
Various Buddhist cultures like lama dances, playing instruments, using robes, and other Buddhist rituals will also be trained under cultural department.
This department will promote the ancient Buddhist culture and especially Himalaya Buddhist culture, it will inspire students for research base study for the development of Buddhist culture.
1.1 Name of the School
1.2 Date of Establishment
15th January, 2015 (Magh 01,2071 B.S.)
1.3 Location and Permanent Address of the School
GumbaSauraha ,Danda, Barasthan, Lauke, Madanpur,
BelkotMunicipality-13, Nuwakot, Nepal
Ven. Khen Rinpcoche Sonam Gyurme Tamang, The president
Phone No.: +977-9849118562
Ani Chhoingi Rangdol: Secretary
Phone No.: +977-9808152344
1.5 Prescribed curriculum and additional subjects:
All short and long Empowerment, Transmission and secret Teachings based on Nyingmapa School will be provided at the school by organizing public program through His Holiness Dharma masters.
In addition, permanent students along with those said subject from class 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be taught according to curriculum of Government of Nepal which includes language, grammar, history, literature, philosophy, arts and culture. Permanent or temporary students of RDCCK can choose any interested subjects from arts, philosophy, meditation and yoga, ritual or culture for their short or long term major course.
Permanent students of RDCCK must follow philosophy, ritual and prescribed curriculum of Nepal government and other subjects can be chosen according to student’s interest.
1.6 Duration /Trainings
a) Permanent (Long-term) students will undergo five yearly courses that would include the curriculum of grade 5, 6, 7, and 8 and one additional year of vocational training.
b) Temporary (Short-term) students would be enrolled at various points and periods of time ranging from 1 day to 3 years depending on the nature of course or training.
1.7 Beginning Educational Sessions at RDCCK
a) Baisakh 2 (April-May) of every year for permanent students.
b) Undefined for temporary students.
1.8 Finding Management of the School
The school will be run by the guidance and leadership of the Founder President Venerable Khen Rinpochela Sonam Gyurme Tamang of RDCCK and also the head of Buddhist Teaching and Meditation Centre.
The necessary fund for food, staff payment, health care, stationary, travel will be managed by raising supports from national and international donors, and collected funds from different programs of BTMC such as pilgrimage tour, various vocational trainings programs and the collected donation at BTMC itself. The school will be run according to the five yearly plan of course designed by the central office of RDCCK under the guidance of President Ven. KhenRinpoche.
1.9 Number of Participation
Only this starting year, the number of permanent students in RDCCK is about 40 whereas more than hundreds temporary students, learners and practitioners, both academic and non-academic, will participate this year to learn Nyungne Practice, meditation, yoga, Buddhist art, rituals etc.
From the next years, there will be increasingly more students will join the course and program.
2.0 Monitoring and Evaluation
Nepal is a multi-cultural, diversified with different castes, creed and religions; and thus a beautiful country in the world.
Commonly, Nepal is known as the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, and land of Sagarmatha, the top of the world. Buddhism was originated in Nepal, and later it became widespread all around the world established as the milestone of source of knowledge, happiness, peace, prosperity and enlightenment.
One latest condition of Nepal is that, even though Nepal is the origin of Buddhism, but many Nepalese students are forced to travel abroad in search of practical school of Buddhism.
Realizing the importance of traditional and practical Buddhist education, RDCCK is established with the propose of offering all Buddhist courses to produce adept, expert and skilled manpower.
Therefore, this school will contribute in the field of peace, prosperity and enlightenment for the entire human world if it is provided with the economic, physical and moral support from the interested person, society, organization and concerned NGO and INGO.
2. PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN OF RDCCK
2.1 General Objectives
One main objective of this school is to provide the basic education and training under the five yearly educational plan about theBuddhism, and Buddhist education, culture, tradition, art, dance, meditation and other several existing and extinct sciences connected with Buddhism to the teachers, learners, practitioners, religious preachers across the country and turn them into promising advocates of Buddhism, astrologists, Acharyas and Bajracharyas.
Similarly, it also produces the qualified, skilled and self-dependent students who possess right knowledge of traditional dance, sculpture, Buddhist art, culture, yoga, meditation, worshipping and rituals.
The five yearly education plan comprises one years of practical and vocational education and trainings; and four years of education on the basis of Gumba system which also includes the courses of grade 5, 6, 7, and 8; thus making the total of five years.
The course of grade 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be blended with the prescribed curriculum of Government of Nepal along with Ethnic, philosophy, meditation, history etc.
In every class, 20 to 40 will be learning the academic artifacts regularly. Similarly, other non-academic classes and/or trainings will be conducted as per the need and the demand of the learners. This will include the trainings and workshops about astrology, meditation, rituals etc. for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, 6 months, or for 1 whole year or 3 years long.
2.2 Project Activities and Work Plan
Following the project activities and programare are:
a) To provide all types of long and short term trainings/education about Buddhist philosophy, education, yoga and meditation.
b) To conduct workshops on Buddhist engineering and handicraft, (thanka), sculpture etc.
c) To manage all the empowerment, transmission and teachings, along with the training of worshipping and rituals, yoga and retreat practiced of the Yingmaschool of ancient Himalaya Buddhism (during birth, marriage and death ceremonies).
d) To conduct daily, monthly and yearly trainings for the traditional fasting (Yungne), practice of Mahayoga (Chyoi) and practice of peace (Shitho) etc.
e) To prepare the students for their higher studies in Buddhist universities after providing them with five yearly Buddhist practical education.
f) To preserve, promote, enhance and researchthe Buddhist culture, tradition and education.
g) To help to manage very important and essential attributes of Yingmapaschoollike empowerment, transmission and teachings with the help of renowned Buddhist gurus.
h) To motivate the international learners towards learning Buddhist education, yoga, meditation, art and rituals; and also procure them as a competent learner at national and international level.
i) To upgrade the living standard of under-privileged children by providing them with free trainings related to Buddhist education, art etc. along with the facility of accommodation and food.
j) To appoint and manage the religious preachers at national and international level after making them qualified artistes and gurus.
3. Significance of this School
a) Every year forty to four hundred estimated apprentices home and abroad will get the ample opportunity to learn the practical knowledge of Buddhism through trainings and practices conducted at RDCCK.
b) Temporary practitioners and other Lamas will achieve practical knowledge of Buddhism, trainings, empowerment, transmission and teachings in order to become a qualified and competent practitioner of Buddhism.
c) Buddhist values, cultures and traditions of Nepal will be preserved, promoted and developed.
d) Society and country will get economic surplus after the production of skilled manpower, artistes, and traditional doctors ancient Medicaresystem.
e) Both internal and international religious tourism will be promoted.
4. Why RDCCK ?
a) RDCCK provides base education for higher Buddhist studies and it bridges for those who want to learn Buddhism in university.
b) We aim to produce high skillful artists, practitioners, qualified and trained Buddhist followers and Dharma masters which directly benefit to entire world for making peace and harmony in global society.
c) RDCCK treat all student and practitioners without discrimination of religion, cast, country and color and it offer any desired courses for free of cost to everyone.
d) RDCCK will play a great role to educate lower and middle class students of Nepal and other country.
e) RDCCK may be the first practical school in the world which aims to provide all practical education at one place without charges.
5. Present stage of RDCCK
Presently, RDCCK is under construction but classes for newly admitted permanent students are going on actively from this year 2017.
Students live at trust -wooden house till the main building is completed.
Most of the structure and architect design of RDCCK is completed except hostel and classroom.