This year sixteen new monks arrived from Nepal, which was an extraordinary adventure for them to travel from the mountaintops of Nepal down to the planes of India. This month three additional monks arrived from Assam, and have already acclimated to the settings under the guidance of the director Lama Tsering Tashi.
Together with the sponsorship from our Chiso Shop and PBC, Lars Cederholm and Anna Rochegova have been important pillars of strength with annual donations to cover the costs of the education and healthcare for our monks.
In order to curb the rising costs of nutrition, we have planted a very expansive garden at the PBC Orgyen Samye Chokhor Ling Nunnery in Sarnath, which is easily within walking distance of the monastery.
The monastery was renovated to include new bathrooms and a kitchen area. We’re also providing new clothing and three daily vegetarian meals to all of the monks, and five teachers offer five daily classes on the Dharma, Tibetan, English, Hindi, and mathematics. We’re on our way to creating an ideal environment for these young minds to flourish!
If everything goes well, another addition ten-fifteen monks will soon arrive, bringing the total number of monks to over thirty!
We welcome and joyfully encourage any sponsorship for these young students. You will see how open and inspired our young men and children are. Our aspiration is to give them an introduction to living a life according to the Buddhadharma, and provide them with a good education so that they’ll have the tools to become scholars, doctors, Tibetan cultural artists, meditation practitioners, and/or even be the future educators who help teach and train the next generation.
We estimate the sponsorship between $35-50 USD/month, but of course any amount is very helpful, including one-time single donations. This sponsorship will cover their daily expenses.
If you’re so inspired, please contact Lama Lorraine at email@example.com
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