Elisabeth Seite via Crowdrise
October 18, 2012
I am currently working in a Buddhist monastery in Pharping, Nepal. Like every year, the winter is arriving quickly. However, as monks, the people here depend entirely on donations and thus ressources are often limited. Help me raise some money to buy everyone a new maroon jacket to go through the winter!
More about Manjushri
Manjushri Di-Chen Buddhist Learning Center was founded in the year 1996 by Ven. Drubthob Rinpoche with the vision of preserving and imparting the precious Tibetan Heritage of quality and sacred education of Buddha Dharma along with the modern education. The center is located in Pharping, 22 k/m south of Kathmandu valley. Besides its beautiful locales, what makes Pharping even more special is that it has some of the most holy pilgrimage sites for Buddhists.
The center now has 55 monk students, and provide boarding, food, stationery, medicine, pocket money and expenses for holiday, and other important needs apart from the education itself, free of cost. They often come from remote regions of Nepal were there is extreme poverty, and they have no access to education of any kind back home. Their parents often can't afford to send their children to school even if a school exists in their village. The similarity of culture and religious aspects of these border villages with the Tibetan culture has encouraged Ven. Drubthob Rinpoche's vision of preserving and imparting the precious Tibetan Heritage of quality and sacred monastic education of Buddha Dharma along with modern education.