Become a Sponsor
You are warmly invited to support the Kilung Foundation sponsorship program.
A small amount goes a long way to help with the necessities of life in Dzachuka,
and with providing opportunities for Tibetan education.
Your help will sustain and invigorate a culture steeped in a 2,500-year-old tradition
devoted to the spiritual welfare of all sentient beings, while supporting Tibetan nomad culture.
Current sponsorship opportunities:
Before the devastating fire in April 2016, Kilung Monastery housed a Shedra (nine-year monastic college) and a children’s elementary school. Since then the education of both monks and lay children has been disrupted.
Currently sponsorship helps to support 30 monks who needed to relocate to other Shedras to continue their studies until the Kilung Shedra reopens.
In addition, sponsorship donations help meet the medical and nutritional needs of nomad children, adults, and elders. Click HERE for stories of how Kilung Foundation has made a life-changing difference for the nomads of Dzachuka, one person at a time.
Future sponsorship priorities are to support many more monks when the Shedra reopens, boys and girls in their elementary school education, as well as nuns in nearby nunneries, and to provide ongoing medical and nutritional resources to those most in need among the nomad community.
How you can help:
$30 per month provides for food, supplies, occasional transportation, and health costs. In the future when the Shedra reopens, sponsorship will include teacher’s salaries, books and supplies.
One time or monthly donations of any amount are most welcome.
TO BECOME A SPONSOR:
To become a sponsor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your sponsorship will enable:
- Monks to complete their 9 year monastic education and to become the Buddhist teachers for future generations.
- School-age boys and girls to learn Tibetan reading and writing, as well as receive education in Tibetan life skills and cultural traditions, while preparing them to enter the public school system.
- Infants and pre-school aged children to receive the medical and nutritional resources they need to survive and thrive in their native culture.
- Elders with limited sources of support to obtain necessary food, living supplies, and basic medical care.
Note: Kilung Foundation sponsorship funds are allocated on the basis of most urgent need, so as to be of greatest benefit to the nomad community. At this time, individual sponsorships of a monk, child or elder are not available.