Sockpa Kangtsen is a hostel for monks at Gaden Monastic University which has been restablished in South India. The Kangtsen is part of Shartse College one of the two colleges at Gaden. At present there are over 120 monks at Sockpa Kangtsen. Almost all of these monks originate from the North Eastern-Amdo region of Tibet closely associated with the lineage of Achok Rinpoche and Achok Tseney Monastery. At Gaden, Sockpa students are generally well known for their dedication to studies and interests in scholarly works.
“Sockpa Kangtsen at Gaden Monastery,” ibiblio catalog, accessed May 24, 2013, http://www.ibiblio.org/catalog/items/show/3932.