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Sponsor a Tibetan Buddhist Monk or Nun

Sponsorship Requested at $25 US per month
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Tibetan
                  Refugees: Monks and Nuns

MONKS

Sponser monk from Tibet Name: Yonten, Monk
Code: HN-303
Monastery: Sera Jhe
DOB: 1992

Yonten's mother passed away when he was very young. A few years ago, he and his father fled Tibet, seeking a better life. Yonten entered Sera Jhe Monastery to pursue his education. He is studying Buddhism, along with modern subjects. As his father is unemployed, he seeks a sponsor to cover his expenses and allow him to focus on his studies.






Sponser monk from Tibet Name: Tsering Sonam, Monk
Code: HN-303
Monastery: Sera Jhe
DOB: 1978

Born in Tibet, Tsering Sonam wanted to study Buddhism. He therefore escaped into India where he can study without restrictions. His family remains in Tibet, and he seeks a sponsor to assist him with continuing his education as a Buddhist monk.






Sponser monk from Tibet Name: Thimley, Monk
Code: HN-303
Monastery: Sera Jhe
DOB: 1977

Ordained when he was 18 years old, Thimley escaped Tibet very soon after and joined Sera Jhe Monastery to continue his studies. His mother passed away, and his father is unable to support him, so Thimley seeks financial assistance from a sponsor.






Sponser monk from Tibet Name: Kunsang Yonten, Monk
Code: HN-303
Monastery: Sera Jhe
DOB: 1981

Kunsang Yonten was born to a poor nomadic family in Tibet. When he was twenty years old, he left behind everything to pursue his main aim of studying Buddhism in a free land. With no family to assist him, he seeks a sponsor to assist him in his education.


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Sponser monk from Tibet Name: Thupten Tenzin, Monk
Code: HN-777
Monastery: Sera Jhe
DOB: 1990

Thupten Tenzin's father died when he was young, and he lived in Tibet as a nomad with his mother and sister, until he came to India to study as a monk. He suffers from Hepatitis B and is receiving medications, yet he wishes to continue his studies. Your sponsorship provides him with medical and educational support.






Sponser monk from Tibet Name: Thupten Yignyen, Monk
Code: HN-303
Monastery: Sera Jhe
DOB: 1987

Born to a very poor family in Tibet, Thupten Yignyen escaped his homeland when he was only 11 years old. He entered Sera Jhe Monastery and now seeks support to continue his higher education as a monk.


THANK YOU! I'VE BEEN SPONSORED!




Sponser monk from Tibet Name: Sonam Tsering, Monk
Code: HN-303
Monastery: Sera Jhe
DOB: 1978

Sonam was ordained a monk in 1994, at the age of 14 years, and studied in a monastery near his home village in Tibet. Later, he escaped Tibet and joined Sera Jhe Monastery in order to continue his studies in a free country. Recently he has been suffering from hepatitis and has required expensive medications for his treatment. Your sponsorship provides Sonam with invaluable support, relieving him of any worries about the cost of his treatment.


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Sponser monk from Tibet Name: Ngawang Jinpa, Monk
Code: HN-303
Monastery: Sera Jhe
DOB: 1977

Ordained a monk at the age of 13 years, Ngawang Jinpa studied in a monastery in Tibet for ten years before he fled into India, no longer able to bear the restrictions on his religious studies. Ngawang Jinpa joined the Sera Jhe Monastery and now seeks sponsorship to allow him to continue his advanced studies.


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Sponser Tibetan monk Name: Lobsang Wangchuk, Monk
Code: CTLCS #895
Monastery: Tashi Lhunpo
DOB: February 1, 1999

Lobsang Wangchuk lived as a nomad with his family until he joined the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in southern India. Both his parents were illiterate, and they ask a friend of their family to help support Lobsang Wangchuk's desire to travel to southern India and enter the monastery. Beginning as an older student has been difficult, but Lobsang Wangchuk is making good progress.

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Sponser Tibetan monk Name: Lobsang Tenzin, Monk
Code: CTLCS #910
Monastery: Tashi Lhunpo
DOB: March 19, 2004

Young Lobsang Tenzin hails from a poor peasant family in Ladakh. After going to kindergarten at a local school, he entered Tashi Lhunpo Monastery as a novice monk and has now begun his studies under the guidance of one of the venerable older monks.

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Sponser Tibetan monk Name: Lobsang Dawa, Monk
Code: CTLCS #915
Monastery: Tashi Lhunpo
DOB: June 6, 1996

Lobsang Dawa joined the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery early in 2011. He had studied in a local school near Nepal, but the students there did not speak Tibetan. With three other students, he came to southern India to study Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan Buddhist rituals. He is now speaking Tibetan well and learning to write in Tibetan, as well.

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Sponser Tibetan monk Name: Lobsang Tenzin, Monk
Code: CTLCS #785
Monastery: Tashi Lhunpo
DOB: February 2, 1995

Lobsang Tenzin grew up in a poor family, whose small house has no drinking water or electricity. He joined Tashi Lhunpo as a young teenager and is enjoying beginning his education.

THANK YOU! I'VE BEEN SPONSORED!






Your sponsorship donations cover room, board, robes, health care, educational resources, and a small stipend for these deserving monks and nuns. In prior times, these expenses were traditionally covered by members of the family, but these monks and nuns have either left their families behind or have family members who are similarly impoverished. The heart of Tibetan culture resides in its spiritual teachings, which are preserved in the sincere and dedicated practice of these monks and nuns.

NUNS



The nuns at the Khari Nunnery are learning to read and write in the Tibetan language, so that they can study Tibetan Buddhist scriptures. The costs for their education and the costs for their food, clothing, and housing run very high because of the remote and austere setting of the nunnery, high in the Himalayan mountains. We therefore ask that sponsors in this program contribute at the level of $50.00 USD per month. If you are willing to share a sponsorship, we are happy to accept your donations at $25.00 USD per month.
The nuns now have beds to sleep on and a few toilets, but most of the sleeping rooms only have dirt floors. The nuns' diet is very spare, and we seek donors who can provide the nuns with better nutrition and cover the cost of electricity to provide light and warmth.
If you cannot sponsor a monk or a nun, please contact our office or click on the "Donate" button below to donate to our new Educational and Nutritional Fund for Nuns!


Sponser Tibetan nun Name: Gelek Dolma, Nun
Code: KDGTL # 01201985
Monastery: Khari Nunnery
DOB: 1985

Gelek Dolma was born in Tibet and became a nun at the age of 14 years, when her father died. Her escape from Tibet was very difficult and painful. Now she is in good health and is learning to read and write in Tibetan and English. Gelek Dolma was sponsored previously, but her sponsor has been unable to continue support.


THANK YOU! I'VE BEEN SPONSORED!




Sponser Tibetan nun at Khari Gonpa Name: Ngawang Nangsa, Nun
Code: KDGTL # 08041937
Monastery: Khari Nunnery
DOB: 1937

Ngawang Nangsa is an elderly nun, who took her vows over sixty years ago, when she was 9 years old. She is not in good health and requires medicines for tuberculosis, but despite this, she serves as a teacher for the younger nuns. Ngawang Nangsa was sponsored previously, but her sponsor has been unable to continue her support.


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Sponser Tibetan nun at Khari Gonpa Name: Tsultrim Dolma B, Nun
Code: KDGTL # 01181944
Monastery: Khari Nunnery
DOB: 1944

Born near the Khari Nunnery over 65 years ago, Tsultrim Dolma B became a nun when she was 10 years old, seeking a peaceful life and the preservation of the Dharma. She teaches meditation at the nunnery and would like to go on pilgrimage to receive teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Tsultrim Dolma B was sponsored briefly, but her sponsor has been unable to continue support.


THANK YOU! I'VE BEEN SPONSORED!




Sponser Tibetan nun at Khari Gonpa Name: Ngawang Choezom, Nun
Code: KDGTL # 03201985
Monastery: Khari Nunnery
DOB: March 20, 1985

Ngawang Choezom's father endorsed her motivation to become a nun when she was very young, because of her interest and motivation. She is a good student, eager to learn other languages and study other cultures. At the nunnery, she blows the horns for special ceremonies. She was sponsored previously and now needs a new source of support in order to continue her education.


THANK YOU! I'VE BEEN SPONSORED!




Educational and Nutritional Fund for Nuns

Nuns study Tibetan language by candlelight
                        under the direction of Rinpoche la

Tashi Delek!




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if you have questions or need additional information.





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