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.