News from Sowa Rigpa International College (SRIC) in Nepal

Dear Friends of Sorig Khang International Nepal (SKIN) and Sowa Rigpa International College (SRIC),


Warm Greetings from Nepal as summer plus rainy season have started in Nepal and this part of the Globe! Here are the updates on our activities in Nepal between April to June 2016;

We have total 5 participants from Sorig Khang International Nepal (SKIN) at the greatest function of 4th TTM Congress held in Tallinn. Estonia, from 01st to 3rd April 2016, namely its president, Raj K. Shrestha, Vice President of SKIN, Dr. Tenjing Dharke Gurung, Secretary Mr. Rajesh Shakya, member Mr. Namgyal Lama and visitor Ms. Shimran Shrestha.

It was a great experience for all of us and we thank the team of Estonia headed by Ms. Viivi Kaaerme for organizing the 4th TTM Congress in Estonia smoothly. We hope all participants enjoyed the Congress and gained more knowledge on Sowa Rigpa health system and its importance in our daily life.

Here are some pictures of our time in Tallinn;


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After returning to Kathmandu from the 4th TTM Congress in Tallinn, Estonia, we all were busy setting up the college matters as we planned to begin the BSM Degree course from this year onwards. The Course will begin from the 1st week of August 2016.

An essence of high spirit of Sowa Rigpa is in the air ever since the announcement of admission to Sowa Rigpa International College hit the news of Kathmandu Valley. Many candidates showed great interest to pursue Bachelor in Sowa Rigpa Medicine (BSM) degree from every corner of the world.

raj alt pic 09Flood of applications have come to us from Nepal, China, India and other European countries. It’s an honor to welcome Dr. Kyilo from Central Institute of Tibetan Studies, Saranath, to join our college at the start of June 2016 as one of the Principal faculty of Sowa Rigpa Medicine. He initiated bridge course of Basic Tibetan Language to our prospective students.


So far, we have received admission form of 28 local students and almost 5 International students.


To inform more precisely for International students, we have posted following message through the Face Book page of Sowa Rigpa International College;


“ To All International Students;

Please kindly note that all International Students of Sowa Rigpa Int’l College need to submit A Level or Higher Secondary School or General Education Diploma Certificates and Mark sheet translated into English Language to get admission. Bachelors Level Certificates are not necessary as BSM itself is under graduate program.

Admission Deadline: 15th July 2016.


Here is some more Information for all Int’l students, who wish to enroll in our College (except Indian Nationals);

  1. No Objection letter to be obtained from the concerned Embassy here for enrollment as Students in Nepal.
  2. Bank account in the name of student here in Nepal with minimum USD 3000 (Three Thousand) deposit amount.
  3. Certificates of Higher secondary school with curriculum provided by the concerned school.
  4. Photocopy of the passport and passport size photo
  5. Migration certificate from concerned school.

After submitting these documents, int’l students will be eligible to apply in our college and then receive admission.

And then with this admission receipt, college will proceed together with Lumbini Buddhist University for visa application in Nepal.

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It was a great opportunity for Sowa Rigpa International College to organize free Sowa Rigpa Medical Camp lead by Dr. Bhuti on college campus to serve the local people who were deeply affected with divested Earthquake in April 2015


In June 6, 2016, Principal, Dr. NyimaTsering and Vice-Principal Dr. Lobsang, of Sowa Rigpa Int’l College along with Vice Chancellor of Lumbini Buddhist University, Prof. Dr. Naresh Man Bajracharya visited Education Minister of Nepal Honorable Giriraj Mani Pokhrel at Minister’s Quarter to offer him treatment. At that time, many issues and benefits related to Sowa Rigpa Medicine was discussed.


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The day of 16 June, 2016 was the day when Principal Dr. Nyima Tsering attended 7th meeting of Lumbini Buddhist University at Prime Minister’s Resident to discuss about New Curriculum and Developmental Program. The meeting was lead by the honorable Prime Minister and Education minister of Nepal along with dignitaries of Lumbini Buddhist University.

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From the 1st of July 2016, we also employed 2 more staffs, Cook (Mrs. Tashi) and Store Keeper (Mr. Tenjen Sherpa) to prepare meals for our guests and officials staying in our residence facilities in the college.


15 July, 2016 will be the day of Entrance Examination. Those International students, who can’t make it to the Entrance exams on that day, it can be arrange whenever they arrive in Kathmandu prior to the start of the course.  Classes for the academic BSM course will begin from the 1st of August 2016.


SKIN and SRIC request all its national and international partners to support in making this college a great hub for sowa rigpa medicines in Nepal;

If you want to support, here is our bank address;

Sorig Khang International Nepal

Account No.: 02401030254427

Name of Bank: Nepal Investment Bank, Boudha, Kathmandu

Swift Code: NIBLNPKT

Sorig Khang International Nepal

Account No.: 02401030254427

Name of Bank: Nepal Investment Bank, Boudha, Kathmandu

Swift Code: NIBLNPKT

Report prepared by Raj K. Shrestha/SKIN-Chairman and Principal Dr. Nyima Tsering Nepali/Sowa Rigpa Int’ll College/Kathmandu.