Obsang is a former Buddhist monk who spent years as a spiritual teacher in America, before returning to the Himalayan foothills of his infancy. There, he has set up Jhamtse Gatsal, a home for abandoned children. Tashi, a little girl with a traumatic past, is its newest admittee. She will be his toughest challenge yet. Tashi and the Monk is the story of a chaotic community with no higher purpose than giving its young members the joys of childhood.