Heart in Tibet

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Religious Organizations (Monasteries, Monks, Nuns)

Bon Foundation
Dharma Chakra Center
Dhonden Foundation
Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery
Drepung Gomang Monastic College
Drikung Kagyu Institute
Dzogchen Monastery
Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Trad.
Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation

Gaden Shartse Monastery
Gyuto Tantric University

Gyuto Monks of Tibet
Jonang Foundation
Kagyu Samye Ling
Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery
Kyabje Rinpoche Tibetan Sponsorship Scheme
Kopan Monastery
Mindrolling Monastery
Namgyal Monastery
The Neydo Foundation
Palyul Monastery
Pundarika Foundation
Rime Buddhist Center

Sera Jey Monastic University

Sera Jey Monastery - Ngari Khangsten
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery U.K. Trust

Tergar International
The Tibet Center
Tibetan Nuns Project
Tibetan Women's Crossing, Inc.
Tsechen Damchos Ling Buddhist Monastery
Vajrayana Foundation
Vikrama Shila Buddhist Institute

Wenchen Nunnery
Zangdokpalri - Foundation for Great Compassion*

* = Heart in Tibet Member Organization

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The Bon Foundation

Address:  P.O. Box 181148, Cleveland Heights, OH  44118-7148, U.S.A.

Website:  http://www.bonfoundation.org/

E-mail:  boninfo@bonfoundation.org

Mission Statement:

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.

 
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Dharma Chakra Center

Address:  P.O. Rumtek Monastery, East Sikkim, India, 737-135

Phone:  +91-3592-252329  +91-3592-252254

Website:  http://www.rumtek.org/

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Mission Statement:

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.

 

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Dhonden Foundation

Address:  Secretary Dhonden Foundation, p/a Bilderjijkstraat 33, 4819 GA Breda, The Netherlands

Website:  www.dhonden.nl/e-index.html

E-mail:  info(at)compassiezondergrenzen.nl  

Mission Statement:

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.

 

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Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery

Address:  Village Lower Mutt, P.O. Padhiarkar, Via Taragarh, Distt. Kangra (H.P.) 176081, India

Phone:  +91 98163-12062

Website:  http://www.tenzinpalmo.com/

E-mail:  dgloffice(at)gatsal.org  

Mission Statement:

Dongyu Gatsal Ling nunnery was founded to give young nuns of the Drukpa Kagyu lineage the opportunity to realize their intellectual and spiritual potential.

 

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Drepung Gomang Monastic College

Website:  www.drepunggomang.org

E-mail:  gomangoffice(at)yahoo.com

Mission Statement:

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.

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Drikung Kagyu Institute

Address:  P.O. Kulhan, Sahastradhara Road 248001, Dehra Dun U.A., India

Phone: +91 135 2607 189

Fax:  +91 135 2607268

Website:  http://www.drikung-kagyu.org/

E-mail:  info.drikung(at)gmail.com

Mission Statement:

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.

 

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Dzogchen Monastery

Address:  P.O. Dhondeling Tibetan Settlement, Oderyarpalaya, Kollegal Taluk, Chamarajanagar District, Karnataka 571457, India

Phone:  +91 (0) 8225 273247  +91 (0) 8225 273267

Fax:  +91 (0) 8225 273267

Website:  http://www.dzogchen.org.in/

E-mail:  dzogchenmonastery(at)dzogchen.org.in

Mission Statement:

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.

 
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Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition

Address:  1632 SE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214-4702, U.S.A.

Phone:  (503) 808-1588

Fax:  (503) 232-0557

Website:  http://www.fpmt.org/  

Mission Statement:

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.

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Gaden Shartse Cultural Foundation

Address:  3500 E. 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814, U.S.A.

Phone: (562) 225-3072

E-mail:  wangchuk1943@gmail.com

Website:  http://gadenshartseculturalfoundation.org/

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Gaden Shartse Monastery
Address :  Education Development Project

P.O. Tibetan Colony - 581411, Mundgod (North   Karnana) Karnataka State (India) 

Phone  :   0091-8301-245963

Fax :   0091-8301-245752

E-mail : information(at)gadenshartse.net

Website:  http://gadenshartse.net/

Mission Statement:

Gaden Monastery is one of the three most renowned monasteries of Tibet.  There are two colleges in Gaden  monastery the Shartse and Jangtse. Gaden was known to have a population of more than 3,300 monks during early years of 1900. Later in 1950's the population of  the monastery grew up to 5,000.  The beginning of Gaden Monastery in India was very difficult due to the dramatic climate differences from Tibet and severe heat. In spite of all the hardships, in 1970 Gaden Shartse was formed by 85 refugee monks near the remote village of Mundgod, in the state of Karnataka, South India.  Over the time of four decades, population of the Shartse increased to more than 1200 monks, including resident scholar, writers, administrators and students from different parts of the world.

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Gyuto Tantric University

Address:  P.O. Sidhbari-176057, Dharamsala, Dist. Kangra (H.P.), India

Phone: +91 (1892) 236154/234608

Fax:  +91 (1982) 234609

Website:  http://www.gyutomonastery.com/

E-mail:  gyutotantricuniv(at)yahoo.com  

Mission Statement:

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. 

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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

Website:  http://www.gyuto.co 

Mission Statement:

Gyuto House Australia represents Gyuto Tantric Monastery and organizes and manages the Australian visits of the Gyuto Monks to Australia - it is a small organization dependent on volunteer support yet operating year round an extensive program of events.  Resident refugees in Dharamsala India, the Gyuto Monks travel the world to spread awareness of Tibetan culture. Since 1994, Australia has hosted the monks every year and they are now much loved through public programs, school visits & personal puja cremonies. 
 
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Jonang Foundation

Address:  182 Howard Street #206, San Francisco, CA 94105, U.S.A.

Website:  http://www.jonangfoundation.org/

Mission Statement:

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.

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Kagyu Samye Ling

Address:  Eskdalemuir, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, DG13 0QL, Scotland, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0) 13873 73232

Fax:  +44 (0) 13873 73223

Website:  http://www.samyeling.org/

E-mail:  scotland(at)samyeling.org

Mission Statement:

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.

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Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery

Address:  P.O. Box 1200, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone:  +977 (1) 4470993

Fax:  +977 (1) 4478611 

Website:  http://www.shedrub.org/

E-mail:  office(at)shedrub.org

Mission Statement:

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. 

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Kyabje Rinpoche Tibetan Sponsorship Scheme

Address:  Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 8 Ross Avenue, Flinders Park SA 5025, Australia

Phone:  61 + 8 8351 8788  m:0418847016

Website:  http://www.tibetansponsorship.org

Mission Statement:

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.


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Kopan Monastery

Address:  P.O. Box 817, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone:  +977 - 1 - 4821 268

Fax:  +977 - 1 - 4820 267

Website:  http://www.kopan-monastery.com/

E-mail:  kopan(at)mail.com.np  

Mission Statement:

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. 

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Mindrolling Monastery

Address:  Clement Town 248002, Dehradun, Uttaranchal, India

Phone:  +91-135-2640556/2640968

Fax:  +91-135-2640943

Website:  http://www.mindrolling.org/

E-mail:  mindroling(at)gmail.com

Mission Statement:

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.

 
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Namgyal Monastery

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

Website:  http://www.namgyalmonastery.org/

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Mission Statement:

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. 

 

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The Neydo Foundation

Address:  G.P.O. Box 8975 E.P.C. 5104, Kathmandu, Nepal

Phone: -(9771)4478508

Website:  http://www.neydo.org/

E-mail:  neydofoundation(at)gmail.com

Mission Statement:

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.

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Palyul Monastery

Phone: (South India)  +91 8223-254-036  (U.S.A.) (1)-607-656-9640 or (1) 607-656-4645

Website:  http://www.palyul.org/

E-mail:  information(at)palyul.org

Mission Statement:

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.

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Pundarika Foundation

Address:  P.O. Box 57, Crestone, CO 81131

E-mail:  information(at)pundarika.org

Website:  http://www.tsoknyirinpoche.org/

Mission Statement:

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.

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Rime Buddhist Center

Address:  700 West Pennway, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, U.S.A.

Phone:  (816) 471-7073

Website:  http://www.rimecenter.org/

Mission Statement:

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.

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Sera Jey Monastic University

Advanced Buddhist Studies & Practice

Address:  P.O. Bylakuppe - 571104,
District Mysore, KS, India..,
Phone: (91)  8223-258435, 
Fax: (91) 8223-258781
Email: office(at)serajeymonastery.org
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Website:    http://serajeymonastery.org


Mission Statement:

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). 

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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
Phone:  +91-8223-258244

E-mail:  serajeyngarimonks(at)yahoo.co.in
Website:  http://www.serajeyngari.org/index.html

Mission Statement:

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.

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Tashi Lhunpo Monastery

Address:  P.O. Bylakuppe 571104, Distt. Mysore, Karnataka State, India

Phone:  +91 (0) 8223 252601

Fax:  +91 (0) 8223 254282

Website:  http://www.tashilhunpo.org/

E-mail:  office(at)tashilhunpo.org

Mission Statement:

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.

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Tashi Lhunpo Monastery U.K. Trust

Address:  The Round House, Netton, Salisbury, SP4 6AW, U.K.

Phone:  +44 (0) 1722 782265

Fax:  +44 (0) 1722 782703

Website:  http://www.tashi-lhunpo.org.uk/

E-mail:  info(at)tashi-lhunpo.org.uk

Mission Statement:

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.

 

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Tergar International

Address:  810 S. 1st St., Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN  55343

Phone:  (952) 232-0633

Website:  http://www.tergar.org

E-mail:  info(at)tergar.org

Mission Statement:

Tergar International oversees the activities of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche outside of Asia. Our activities include the creation of materials for practice and study, training programs for meditation instructors and facilitators, programs that serve the entire worldwide community of Mingyur Rinpoche’s students, and the scheduling of Rinpoche’s teaching tours.

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The Tibet Center

Address:  P.O. Box 1873 Murray Hill Station, New York, NY  10156, U.S.A.

Phone:  (718) 222-0007

Fax:  (718) 222-0087

Website:  http://www.thetibetcenter.org/

E-mail:  info(at)thetibetcenter.org

Mission Statement:

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.

 

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Tibetan Nuns Project

Address:  619 Western Ave PMB 22, Fourth Floor, Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: (206) 652-8901

Website:  http://www.tnp.org/

E-mail:  info(at)tnp.org  

Mission Statement:

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. 

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Tibetan Women's Crossing, Inc.

Contact:  Tsering Lhamo

Phone:  (215) 742-3232

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Mission Statement:

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.

 
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Contact:  Ven Kunga Gedun

Address:  Tsechen Damchos Ling, Village No. 1, P.O. Tibetan Colony, Mundgod 581 411, Distt. N.K. Karnataka, India

Website:  http://www.tibetan-village.org.uk/

E-mail:  sdamchosling(at)bsnl.in  

Mission Statement:

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.

 

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 Vajrayana Foundation

Address:  2013 Eureka Canyon Rd., Watsonville, CA 95076, U.S.A.

Phone:  (831) 761-6266

Website:  http://www.vajrayana.org/

E-mail:  office(at)vajrayana.org  

Mission Statement:

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. 

 
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Vikrama Shila Buddhist Institute

Address:  Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre, No. 38 Lorong 22 Geyland, Singapore 398695

Phone:  +065 749 1103

Website:  http://www.shangpa.org/

E-mail:  amy.choon(at)gmail.com  

Mission Statement:

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.

 

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Wenchen Nunnery

Website:  www.wenchen.org

Mission Statement:

Wenchen (“Great Seclusion” in Tibetan), a monastic branch of Kyere Monastery, is a Kagyü-Nyingma nunnery of the Surmang tradition. The nunnery complex, which includes the nuns’ residences and lhakang (main temple), was completed in 2006 with help from more nuns, their families, and friends. The nunnery complex also now provides a place where many children from the area receive an academic eduction. Wenchen now has 80 nuns in residence, well-versed in both Kagyü and Nyingma traditions, who receive the same traditional education as monks.  Of the 80 nuns now practicing at Wenchen, over 40 are long-term retreatants. 

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Zangdokpalri - Foundation for Great Compassion

Address:  130 7th Avenue, Suite 221, New York, NY 10011, U.S.A.

Phone:  (212) 741-4443

Website:  http://www.zangdokpalri.org/

E-mail:  asianarts108(at)gmail.com

Mission Statement:

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.

 

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