Religious Organizations (Monasteries, Monks, Nuns)
Dharma Chakra Center
Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery
Drepung Gomang Monastic College
Drikung Kagyu Institute
Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Trad.
Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation
Gaden Shartse Monastery
Gyuto Tantric University
Gyuto Monks of Tibet
Kagyu Samye Ling
Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery
Kyabje Rinpoche Tibetan Sponsorship Scheme
The Neydo Foundation
Rime Buddhist Center
Sera Jey Monastic University
Sera Jey Monastery - Ngari Khangsten
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery U.K. Trust
The Tibet Center
Tibetan Nuns Project
Tibetan Women's Crossing, Inc.
Tsechen Damchos Ling Buddhist Monastery
Vikrama Shila Buddhist Institute
Zangdokpalri - Foundation for Great Compassion
The Bon Foundation was founded in 1989 to assist Bon refugees who have settled at Menri Monastery-in-exile and to help preserve the ancient traditions of Bon, the indigenous culture of Tibet. Located in northern India, Menri Monastery is the spiritual and administrative center for all Bon and is home to its leader, His Holiness Lungtok Tenpai Nyima, the 33rd Menri Trizin.
From its perch on a hilltop facing the city of Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim, the monastery complex at Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre embodies the vision and aspiration of the 16th Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, to establish his seat-in-exile to help spread the teachings of the Buddha throughout the world. The monastery, the largest in Sikkim, is home to the monks community, the place where they perform the sacred rituals and practices of the Karma Kagyu lineage.
Dhonden Foundation helps Tibetan refugees in need and supports the preservation of the Tibetan language and Buddhist culture. By contributing to the projects of Dhonden Foundation, you provide practical support to Tibetan refugees in need. For example, provision of food and medical care to the poor.
Dongyu Gatsal Ling nunnery was founded to give young nuns of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage the opportunity to realize their intellectual and spiritual potential.
Drepung Monastery was founded in 1416 near Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Gomang Dratsang, or college, is the oldest of the 4 colleges of Drepung. In 1959 only about 100 monks fled to India with H.H. the Dalai Lama. In 1969, 62 of the surviving monks established Drepung Gomang Monastic College in Mundgod, south India. Today, the college has about 2,000 monks enrolled. Gomang Monastery interacts with the local community, teaching in the local school, assisting in the hospital and old folk's home, provides training in Tibetan arts and crafts and performs religious ceremonies for the Tibetan community.
In October 1985, H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang, the supreme head of the Drikung Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism, founded the non-profit organization Drikung Kagyu Institute (DKI) in Dehra Dun, India. The Institute is registered under the Charitable Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860. It's primary aims are to preserve, promote and develop Buddhist philosophy and culture.
Dzogchen Monastery is one of the six Great Seats of the Nyingma School, the Old Translation School, of Tibetan Buddhism. It is the most important and influential institutions of the Dzogchen lineage. His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche, Jigme Losel Wangpo, has re-established Dzogchen Monastery in south India, to preserve the unbroken lineage of Padmasambhava and the Dzogchen Kandro Nyingthig. Dzogchen Monastery, south India, is the current seat of the Dzogchen Rinpoches and a flourishing centre of dharma and charitable activity.
The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) is an international, nonprofit organization founded in 1975 by Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-84) a Tibetan Buddhist monk. The foundation is devoted to the transmission of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition and values worldwide through teaching, meditation and community service.
The Gyuto Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries in Tibet and specializes in the study of Tantric meditation, Tantric ritual arts and Buddhist philosophy. The main disciple of the first Dalai Lama, Jetsun Kunga Dhondup, founded Gyuto Monastery in 1474 in eastern Tibet. In 1959 the Monastery was re-established in India and now exists in Dharamsala with over 500 monks.
Gyuto Monks of Tibet
Address: GYUTO HOUSE AUSTRALIA & GYUTO CULTURAL CENTRE
Official representative of Gyuto Monastery in Australia.
Formaly established 1996
P.O. Box 2188 Byron Bay N.S.W. 2481 Australia
Phone: +61 - (0) 266 882266
Fax: +61 - (0) 412124678
Jonang Foundation is a nonprofit support organization, informational network, and online resource for the Jonang Tibetan Buddhist tradition. We host educational and research-based intiatives that preserve, sustain, and enliven this distinctive lineage within contemporary contexts.
Founded in 1967, in Scotland, Kagyu Samye Ling was the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre to have been established in the West. It is a centre for wisdom and learning within the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and is open to people of all faiths and none. You are welcome to come for day visits, short stays or to participate in our meditation retreats and courses available throughout the year.
One of the largest Tibetan monasteries in Nepal, Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery comprises a traditional monastic setting where a community of more than 200 monks dedicate themselves to various monastic activities. To perpetuate the Doctrine of Lord Buddha, their daily life centers around study and daily practice.
This sponsorship program was originally established to help support monks at Sera Jey Monastery, and also their relative nuns or lay Tibetans (mostly children) who live nearby in camps, or in Jungchub Choeling Nunnery (about 200 kilometers away) in India. Today the program sponsors monks, nuns and lay Tibetans in India, as well as nuns at Nyagye Nunnery in Tibet and students at Gyalten Charity School in Tibet.
Kyabje Rinpoche Tibetan Sponsorship Scheme
Address: Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 8 Ross Avenue, Flinders Park SA 5025, Australia
Phone: 61 + 8 8351 8788 m:0418847016
Kopan Monastery had its beginnings in the Solu-khumbo region of the Himalayan Mountains. In 1971 Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the previous Lawudo Lama, fulfilled a promise to start a monastic school for the local children. The school was called the Mt. Everest Center. Now Kopan is a thriving monastery of 360 monks, mainly from Nepal and Tibet, and a spiritual oasis for hundreds of visitors yearly from around the world. Kopan is a member of the FPMT.
Mindrolling was one of the largest and most important study centers in Central Tibet. Established in 1676 by Chogyal Terdag Lingpa, Mindrolling was one of the six main Nyingmapa monasteries in Tibet. Mindrolling was re-established in 1965 in Dehra Dun, India, and is known today as a main center for maintaining the precious secret Vajrayana Doctrine.
Namgyal Monastery is the personal monastery of His Holiness the Dalai Lama located in Dharamsala, India. The monastery is non-sectarian and responsible for maintaining ritual practices and teachings of all the four main lineages of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is especially privileged and honored to perform annually the sacred rites and rituals established by the successive Dalai Lama for the temporal and spiritual benefits and prosperity of Tibet and its people, and for world peace in general.
Address: P.O. McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, Distt. Kangra, (H.P.) 176219, India
Phone: +0091 01892 221492
Address: Institute of Buddhist Studies, 412 N. Aurora Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: +001 607 273 0739
It was six years ago when we, with pure motivation, initially started the construction of the NEYDO Monastery for the preservation of the NEYDO tradition, which is a union of Mahamudra and Great Perfection, it was due to the incredible financial and moral support that we received from many of the friends and supporters of the NEYDO Tradition that we have now successfully completed the whole monastery.
Palyul is one of the six great "mother monasteries" following the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery was founded in 1665 in the Kham province of eastern Tibet. Palyul oversees many centers world-wide including Namdroling Monastery in southern India.
Pundarika is a non-profit foundation that supports the spiritual and humanitarian work of Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Established in 1994 as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit religious organization, Pundarika is a volunteer organization that relies on the generosity of student's time and commitment. It has the support of over 2,000 students throughout the world who attend retreats, practice Dharma under the inspiration of Rinpoche and contribute time, money and prayers to its success.
The Rime Buddhist Center is a (non-sectarian) Center dedicated to the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. The Center's primary objective is to provide a qualified program of Buddhist studies and Tibetan culture, and to promote a harmonious relationship of understanding between both Tibetans and Westerners. The Rime Center offers four outreach programs, the Prison Outreach Program, Buddha Bag Project for the Homeless, Community Outreach and Finding Sponsors for Tibetan Refugees.
Sera Jey Monastery is one of the three main monastic institutes of Gelug (Lama Tsong Khapa) tradition founded in the early 15th century in Tibet. It was re-established at Bylakuppe, South India in 1970. Presently recognized to be one of the largest monastic institutes and learning centers of traditional Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism. Sera Jey Monastery is a registered non-profit Charitable Buddhist Cultural & Educational Institute under Karnataka State Societies Registration Act. 1960 (India).
Khangtsen is the Tibetan word for HOSTEL. As in the great monasteries of central Tibet, each hostel is linked to a province in Tibet and has to accomodate the monks that hail from their area. These houses function independently and have to find their own donators to provide the monks with the living necessities, which includes medical care, and schooling material, as well as housing. Sixty percent of our monks fall in the 15-30 age group and many come from underprivilaged areas/families. They are therefore in need of considerable financial support. The Ngari Khangtsen is one of the poorer khangtsens of the Sera Jey Monastic University.
Sera Jey Monastery - Ngari Khangtsen
Address: Office of the Sera Jey Ngari Khangtsen (Sera Jey Monastic University)
P.O. Bylakuppe - 571 104
Mysore, Dist. of Karnataka
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery is seat to the Panchen Lama, the second most important spiritual leader of Tibet. In 1447 the Monastery was founded by His Holiness the 1st Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Gendun Drup, in Shigtse, Tibet's second largest city. In 1972 Tashi Lhunpo was re-established in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. Tashi Lhunpo is a nonprofit charitable organization which imparts various aspects of the Buddhist religion while maintaining a school of modern education.
Through the Tashi Lhunpo UK Trust's educational and cultural exchanges, including chanting and cham performances, the Tashi Lhunpo monks share their unique Tibetan culture and their special monastic tradition with people in Europe and other parts of the world. The Trust also supports the Monastery's work in India.
As the oldest Tibetan Buddhist center in New York City our vision is to enable the spiritual development of all New Yorkers regardless of religious preference.
The Tibetan Nuns Project was founded over two decades ago to provide education and humanitarian aid to refugee nuns from Tibet and Himalayan regions of India. The Project provides facilities and programs to educate, empower, and improve the status of ordained Tibetan women.
Tibetan Women's Crossing, Inc. (TWC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to uphold the religious, cultural and educational preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist religion, science, philosophy and supports the education of poor Tibetan children. TWC's outreach project fondly titled the "Heart in Hand Initiative" (HIHI) coordinates an east/west letter writing program between families in the west and Tibetan families in the east.
Tibetan Women's Crossing, Inc.
Contact: Tsering Lhamo
Phone: (215) 742-3232
Tsechen Damchos Ling is a small monastery following the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Tsechen Damchos Ling was founded in the eleventh century in Purang, Western Tibet. Now based in the Tibetan Colony in southern India, the monastery has recently entered a new phase with the admission of eleven novice monks. These monks are receiving an education in Tibetan and English language, as well as their religious training.
Lama Tharchin Rinpoche is a Dzogchen (Great Perfection) master of Vajrayana Buddhism. Rinpoche left Tibet by foot with his family in 1959. He lived in India and Nepal before coming to America in 1984. While in America, Dudjom Rinpoche asked Lama Tharchin Rinpoche to turn the third wheel of Dharma, the teachings of Vajrayana Buddhism. Thus, the Vajrayana Foundation was born.
The personal website of Shangpa Rinpoche. Rinpoche has been the Abbot of Karma Kagyud Buddhist Center Singapore since 1997. He is responsible for a number of monasteries and nunneries. The Rinpoche's many charitable projects include, Jangchub Choeling Monastery, Drubgyud Choeling Monastery, Vikrama Shila Buddhist Institute, Tharpa Choeling Nunnery, the Kagyu Institute for Buddhist Study, the New Lama's Retreat Center and the Shangpa Foundation in Nepal and India and teaches within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Vajrayana under H.H. 17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje.
The Zangdokpalri Foundation for Great Compassion was established in 2002 at the request of Kunzang Dechen Lingpa Rinpoche to establish the non-sectarian teachings of the Buddhism of Tibet in the west and to support the nuns and monks of Zangdokpalri in India.