It is said that “true giving is true receiving.” When we give genuinely to support the basic needs of impoverished children, provide education that will open doors to fresh starts and new opportunities, make medical care accessible to the sick and elderly-this indeed is the very best gift we can to give ourselves.
A gift in any amount can make a great difference in the lives of many people. Even a small donation will contribute toward the health and well-being of those who earnestly seek a means to fulfill their basic human potential.
Bodhi Seeds provides such opportunities by dedicating its resources to the support of monastics, students, and the elderly in the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Bhutan.
It is only possible to accomplish these goals through your generosity and active interest. I would like to request your kind support of our efforts to relieve some of our world’s most fundamental sources of suffering. Through our mutual intention, may the pain of illness be relieved and may education open all eyes to the genuine wisdom world.
Thank you in advance for your gift.
Please contact Bodhi Seeds staff in your area to join us in this profound enterprise to overcome our world’s suffering.
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
Bodhi Seeds was founded by The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche to help with the many needs of Tibetan monastics and lay communities in South Asia.
This project provides direct financial assistance to Tibetan monks and nuns (both young and old) in South Asia, who are committed to continuing their study and practice of the pure traditions of the dharma. Donations supply individual monastics with books, food, clothing and medical care. Monasteries, such as Rumtek in Sikkim, (the seat of the Karmapas) have limited resources and cannot fully support all of the young Tibetan refugees who seek their traditional training. These individuals may lack texts crucial for their studies and other basic necessities.
Bodhi Seeds also supports lay Tibetan refugees in all areas of life, such as school tuitions, medical costs, books, and the daily expenses of life. Schooling is a significant factor in the lives of these children and is often their only means to learn the skills that will allow them to be independent later in life, to assist other family members and their exile communities.
Bodhi Seeds would like to thank those people who have sponsored Tibetan monastics and children this year. Your contributions are supporting young monks and nuns in the process of developing their full training in sila, samadhi, and prajna. Older lamas with serious medical conditions are receiving assistance as well. Several monks in three-year retreat will be supplied with food, warm clothes, and practice materials. Young children are being provided with funds for school tuition and books.
Because these individuals have meager resources, or perhaps none at all, your generosity has touched their lives in a fundamental way. Bodhi Seeds extends to all of you sincere appreciation for your concern and kindness.