Match our Challenge Grant! A generous donor has promised matching funds of up to $10,000 for the Children’s Educational Fund specifically designated for children in Rumtek, Sikkim, India. In order to obtain the full matching grant, we need to raise an additional $8,725. Your donation today will help us reach our goal.
The Bodhi Seeds Children’s Educational Fund sponsors school fees for children in the Himalayan region. The donor has designated $10,000 to sponsor the education of children living in the lay community of Rumtek, who ordinarily would only have access to a rudimentary education. In order to achieve their full potential, the children need to be provided with books and attend better schools, where fees range from $400 - $800 per year.
100% of your donation goes to the school fees, and will be doubled by the matching grant.
Rumtek Monastery holds a special place in our hearts, and the Tibetan lay community in the surrounding town has many families who have a shortage of resources and struggle to pay school fees.
You can change a child’s life by supporting this fund today.
Your donation will help disadvantaged students in this rural area develop literacy, and help them reach their potential by attending a school with better infrastructure and curriculum.
If you are interested in sponsoring a specific child, whether in Rumtek or another Himalayan region, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will give you the name and photo of the child you are sponsoring.
To help us obtain our matching grant before October 31, please donate here today. Please specify that you would like your donation to go toward the “Children’s Educational Fund.”
Acharya Tashi Wangchuk
The Nalandabodhi Seattle Sangha along with many of our Bhutanese and Tibetan friends made momos (dumplings) and delicious foods. It was an event of friendship, good food, and music played by our own sangha members. $2,000 was greatfully received in donations!
Just like the fundraising effort in Vancouver, BC, the momo party was an effort to raise funds to match a challenge grant of $10,000 USD presented by the Raynier Institute & Foundation. We would like to acknowledge the The Raynier Institute & Foundation for last year's grant of $15,000 toward the building and establishment the medical clinic for Rumtek Monastery and community. Based on the success of the start of the Tso Jey Clinic in Rumtek in 2010 and 2011, The Raynier Institute and Foundation is, again, offering $10,000 with another $10,000 matching amount based on our efforts to raise $10,000.
We so happy to report that we have raised over $5,110 toward our $10,000 goal! Thank you all for your great generosity.
On Friday, Oct 28th, we had a great time hosting a momo (Tibetan dumpling) party at Maitrivana in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Acharya Tashi, Lama Rabten and a few others spent the whole day in the kitchen making the momos by hand! We also provided a few other dishes and beverages, and guests brought fruit, salad, and dessert.
There were around 40 people who came to the party, which was open to the public. Dinner was sponsored by Bodhi Seeds, with the hope that a good number of people would come for the party, company, and enjoyment, and perhaps consider making a donation to Bodhi Seeds. The generous response was beyond our expectations. The numbers are in, and we were able to raise just over $3,110 CAD that night! Thank you so much to those who came out and donated in support of Bodhi Seeds' programs :).
The momo party was an effort to raise funds to match a challenge grant of $10,000 USD presented by the Raynier Institute & Foundation. We would like to acknowledge the The Raynier Institute & Foundation for last year's grant of $15,000 toward the building and establishment the medical clinic for Rumtek Monastery and community. Based on the success of the start of the Tso Jey Clinic in Rumtek in 2010 and 2011, The Raynier Institute and Foundation is, again, offering $10,000 with another $10,000 matching amount based on our efforts to raise $10,000.
We are so happy that we have already raised over $3,110 toward our $10,000 goal!
On Saturday, Nov 19th, we will be hosting another momo dinner party in Seattle, WA at Nalanda West. Everyone is welcome! Please feel free to bring your family, friends, and whoever you think may enjoy the event and festivities. We hope this dinner will be as successful as the one hosted in Vancouver :D.
Bodhi Heart just received a grant for $15,000 from the Ranier Institute Foundation for the Rumtek Clinic!!! Woohoo! May it bring boundless benefit!