Munsel Foundation and Dragon Seat Meditation Center have been active participants in the development of the Munsel School Project since it started in January 2006.

In 2007-08 fifteen children moved to the town of Yushu (Jyekundo) and begin living in a rented house near a public school. 2008-09 an additional 20 children came to live in a purchased home 5 minutes from the public school.

April 14, 2010 at 7:49AM a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the town. In less than a minute most buildings had collapsed. Five Munsel School children died that day. Due to the heroic efforts of the adult staff 25 children survived.

Almost all of the children returned to the villages for two months after the earthquake yet when it was time to attend school again they all returned to Yushu. They lived for over 2 years in refugee tents suffering the harshest of conditions while the city was rebuilt.

Due to changes in governmental city planning our school home site was lost to a new city park. This required a big change in homing our children. At the start of the 2013 school year, the older children were spread throughout the city living with extended family members. The five children without a place were moved into a much small house with the house parents. Our kind and hard working house parents continued to oversee the other children being sure they were attending school and had necessary supplies.

At the 2013-2014 winter school break all the children gathered together, along with other kids, to have an intensive study period of studying the Tibetan and Chinese languages. Emphasis was placed on Tibetan writing skills.