|The Monk Sponsorship program is one way that we strive to ensure the very basics of Buddhist philosophy – human kindness and compassion. Monk sponsorship is a very powerful way for anyone, but particularly students of Buddhist teachings, to demonstrate their gratitude to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who are continuously working for our benefit. Supporting the monks in these times sends tremendous blessings to a weary world. To support the monastic community is to plant seeds of enlightenment for countless beings.
The purpose of the monk sponsorship program is to provide for a monk’s basic necessities during his life at the monastery. The sponsorship monies pay for the costs of food, housing, clothing, study materials, health care and other basic necessities for the monks.
We have approximately 500 monks in our 3 monasteries. Only one-third of our monks have sponsorships.
Yearly goal: $200,000
This is a recurring cost each year.
Monks are of vital importance to our monastic life and teaching of Buddhism. They are a major source of help and support the preservation of the Tibetan language, culture, dance rituals, prayers and practices, written language (Sanskrit), and holy traditions and transmissions brought from India by the enlightened teacher Padmasambhava.
We currently have sponsorship for one-third of our monks. By donating US $500.00 per year, a monk is able to pursue his Buddhist practice and dedication to serving others without the distraction of having to pay for food, clothing, and shelter.
We are grateful for your continued support and generosity and we look forward to hearing from you in the New Year. Losar Tashi Delek!