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Sustaining the Kilung Shedra


You are warmly invited to support the Kilung Foundation Jindak sponsorship program.

In Tibet, Jindaks (སྦྱིན་བདག) have been the benefactors and donors, essential to sustaining Tibetan Buddhist institutions, and supporting cultural traditions. As a jindak of the Kilung Shedra and Community Center, your continued donations will support teachers salaries, study materials, meals, health clinic supplies, facility maintenance, doctor’s and artisan’s stipends.

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.

This calligraphy by Dza Kilung Rinpoche represents jindak in both Tibetan and English,
and symbolizes how the support of jindaks is the strength of the mountain…
and each drop of generosity fills an ocean of blessings.

Before the devastating fire in April 2016, Kilung Monastery housed a Shedra (nine-year monastic college) and a children’s youth program. Since then, the education of both monks and lay children has been disrupted.

Jindaks have continued to support monks who relocated to other Shedras to continue their studies until the Kilung Shedra reopens.

As well, your donations are helping to 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.

Your donations will support monks in the Shedra program, boys and girls in their youth educational programs, as well as nuns in nearby nunneries. Ongoing medical and nutritional resources will be available to those most in need among the nomad community.

How you can help:

For monthly and annual sustaining contributions, donate HERE.
Donations of any amount are most welcome HERE.

Your sustaining contribution will enable:

  • Monks to complete their 9-year monastic education and to become the Buddhist teachers for future generations.
  • Boys and girls to learn Tibetan reading and writing, as well as receive education in Tibetan life skills and cultural traditions.
  • 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 Jindak 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.

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