(Established –2004 with 25 students) Bodhkharbu is a very remote village at a distance of 170 kms in the west of Ladakh which is a part of Kargil District. With a population of over a thousand, it had only one Government High School, where the teachers and facilities existed only on papers. For many years the children from all the surrounding villages had access only to this School. At the request and participation of the local villagers, Ven.
Sanghasena, decided to open a Mahabodhi Branch School in Bodhkharbu which was much needed for the basic education of children in that neglected area between Leh and Kargil district. The Mahabodhi School was finally opened in 2004 and presently there are 150 students pursuing their education.
A residential hostel is also being constructed for students coming from far-flung villages like Hinaskut (8 kms), Kanji (12 kms), Kundik (2 kms), FotolsLok (8 kms) and Kukso (12 kms).
June 25th 2004 : - The groundbreaking ceremony for the new school took place in the presence of eminent guests Venerable Nyanabodhi from Buddha Haus in Germany and Divine Mother Avatara Devi from Austria. The ceremony was led by Venerable Sanghasena.