For a very long time, the health and well being of the senior monks and the novices has been of special concern to us. It pains us to see many poor and elderly people suffer for want of timely medical attention. The nearest medical assistance in emergency is at Darjeeling a distance of 8km away from the place. It was then felt that a clinic within the monastery equipped to deal with emergencies and also conduct routine checks is a must. Thus in February 2001, the Choedung karpo Gyangdak Clinic was opened collaborated with Guru Sakya Monastery and (CTA) health department.