Dear Act 4 Tibet Supporters:
Thank you for your help and support for this monastery, school, orphanage and hospital project for the unfortunate children and for providing their daily bread, and for supporting the Tibetan refugee camp in Mainpat, India. Please, practice unconditional loving kindness and compassion.
~ Lama Tulku Tsori Rinpoche
The purpose of the monk sponsorship is to financially support the expenses of the monks while they live in the monastery under the care of Lama Tulku Tsori Rinpoche.
The sponsorship money is used to pay for the food, housing, clothing, shoes, study materials, teachers, medical care, vaccines, and other basic necessities for them to be able to pursue their practice and dedicate their lives to serving others.
Sonsoring a monk is a very powerful way to express our gratitude to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who are continuously working for our benefit. Supporting the monk Sangha in these times sends tremendous blessings to a very weary world. To support the monastic community is to plant seeds of enlightenment for countless beings.
The Sponsorship money is used to support all the monks equaly. Your contributions are their only source of income to stay in the monastery, get fed, clothed, treated medically and receive proper education.
Preservation of Tibetan Culture
Importance of Monastic Life
The support of the Monastery and the monks shows several positive and auspicious signs.
1. Support the work of the monks to live a life dedicated to Dharma, to serve other beings, and to achieve accomplishment on the spiritual path.
2. Support monastic traditions and way of life, including the monks’ act of giving up all material possessions and taking chastity vows; these vows are acts of courage, discipline and compassion that humble and inspire us to dedicate as much of our lives to the support, practice, and advancement of the Dharma as possible.
3. Support the preservation and advancement of the history and traditions of the ancient practices and rituals.
4. Understand how supporting the monks, supports the unfoldment, development and improvement of our own practice.
Meaning of Sponsorship
Your support of a monk is like dropping a stone in calm water. The ripple effect is exponential. Through your generosity a monk is able to enter and stay in the monastery. When you support a monk you not only create good karma for yourself but you now have support from a monk and a direct link with the community and the monastery. Think about it this way, you will have a part of you in the monastery.
Appropriate gifts / Supplies / Medical Fund
Giving small gifts is acceptable and greatly appreciated. The monks enjoy toys, books, clothing, shoes, school material, blankets, and personal items. However, expensive gifts like VCR’s, computers, playstations, expensive clothing, large amounts of money (over $100), complex electronic devices, cellular phones, etc. are not good gifts and should not be sent to the monastery. Any gift that might distract them from their studies and duties and monastic vows are inappropriate. Please be mindful of this as you prepare to send a gift. You may send small amounts of spending money, but it is best not to make it a habit as the monastery takes care of all their personal needs.
See the list of Needed Supplies for ideas. Medical Fund.
Letters form India
Dearest Sponsors, First of all we the children of the monastery and whole staff members would like to say heartly Tashi Delek to you and the benefactors. By the grace of Rinpoche, we hope you, your family and all the benefactors are fine and in good health. Here, by the grace of our spiritual director Tulku Tsori Rinpoche, The Dharma Sangha and entire staff members are fine and in good health and all the children at the monastery are doing their education very best and hard.The children and staff members would like to say a very warm thank you for your generous support. We are receiving the funds from the sponsorship.We highly appreciate your generous support and outsanding contribution towards our children’s monastery.We always pray for your long life and your health.We always hold you in our prayers and in our mind and our heart.We never forget your kindness one single day and we always keep your kindness in our hearts for ever and ever.We serve good meals to our children and we also want to improve the meals for the children of the monastery. It is our duty to serve better meals to our children’s monastery and it is our responsibility. Our Tsori Rinpoche’s Love and compassion and kindness and his blessings are always with you and we wish you a long life and healthy life. Our love and prayers are always with you. Take good care of yourself.
Thanking you. Your Dharma Family. Khandro Karzang Dolma.