|Fig 2. Monks studying at the institute||Fig 3. A little monk studying|
A day for the monks begins with a Morning Prayer session at 6:30 a.m. during which they chant two prayers: Manjushri (Deities for Wisdom) and Green Tara (Deities for Removing Obstacles). School begins at 8 a.m. and concludes at 3:30 p.m., with designated periods outside of class time for self-study. At 4 p.m. the evening prayer session begins, and the Mahakala prayer (the Guardians of the Buddha's teachings) is recited with musical instruments. With this schedule they are able to fuse prayer with study, both important features in the development of a Buddhist monk's.