Named for the now-destroyed early 15th century Menri Monastery in the Tsang region of Tibet, the Menri Monastery-in-exile in Dolanji is the spiritual and administrative center for all Bonpo. As Abbot, His Holiness Menri Trizin 33rd Lungtok Tenpai Nyima not only oversees the affairs of Menri Monastery and is the worldwide spiritual leader of Bon.
At Menri, monks and nuns receive authentic training in Bon religion and culture. Sutra, Tantra, and Dzogchen studies are taught by traditional dialectic methods in conjunction with a curriculum in medicine, poetry, astrology, and grammar. Monks pursue a strict monastic life and look after children who have been orphaned or placed at Menri by families who cannot care for them. Resident students are educated through the tenth grade at the Central School for Tibetans in Dolanji, and many remain at the monastery to continue monastic training.