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Monks begins around 5:00 am when they either engage in their individual meditation practices, or, for the younger ones, training sessions. Each elder monk trains some young monastics as their pupils and continues to guide them in both learning and daily practice disciplines. During the day, they attend different classes or the monthly ritual practices. Every month, the monastery has one to three weeks of intensive practices based on lunar calendar.
All the monks participate in the following daily, monthly, or weekly practices that are held at the main shrine hall of Gyuto in Tibet or in, India. The full assembly of the monk's community at Gyuto, it depends on the financial support of donors to continue to bring to fruition the vision of Je-Tsun Kunga Dhondup. The Gyuto Monastery is home to over 500 monks for whom the monastery must provide the bare necessities, as well as the education and well being of the younger monks. 


Anyone wishing to pursue the study of tantra and sit the examination of Geshe Ngarampa after completing sutra studies and receiving the Geshe degree must follow the course of studies detailed below.

  1. Guhayasamaja Tantra
  2. Chakrasamvara Tantra
  3. Vajrabhairava Tantra
  4. Explanatory tantras on the tantras listed above
  5. Achrya Nagarjuna’s Summary of Methods of Actualization (pindikrtasadhana),
  6. His Commentary on the Mind of Enlightenment (bodhichittavivarana)
  7. Acharya Chandrakirti’s Illuminating Lamp (pradipoddyotana)
  8. Je Tsongkhapa’s compendium of four interrelated commentaries on the Guhyasamaja Tantra,
  9. His Clear Lamp for the Five Stages (rim lnga gsal sdron),
  10. His Complete Foundation for the Five Stages  (rim lnga gdan rdzogs)
  11. His Clarification of All Hidden Meanings (sbas don kun gsal),
  12. His Great Exposition of the Stages of Secret Mantra (sngag rim chen mo)
  13. Khedrub Je’s explanation of the stage of generation, Ocean of Powerful Attainments (skyed rim dngos grub rgya mtsho),
  14. Jetsun Kunga Dondrub’s commentary on Guhyasamaja, Precious Treasury of Instructions (man ngag rin chen gter mdzod)
  15. The great master Sonam Dragpa’s instructions on the stages of generation and completion in the practice of Guhyasamaja
  16. Gomde Namkha Gyaltsen’s instructions on the stages of generation and completion in the practice of Vajrabhairava
  17. Tangsagpa Ngodrub Gyatso’s instruction on the stages of generation and completion in the practices of Guhyasamaja, Chakrasamvara and Vajrabhairava.

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