SPONSOR A MONK: TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY

monastery_dlThe Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, was established in 1447 in Shigatse and was one of the four great monasteries of Tibet .  During the lifetime of the 4th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Choekyi Gyaltsen, there were more than 3,000 monks in the Monastery and by 1959 there were 5,000, with another 2,000 monks affiliated to the monastery living outside Tibet .   Re-established in Mysore District, South India, in 1972, the monastery currently has about 300 monks, including many new refugees from Tibet .  The influx of new refugees is putting a strain on the monastery which faces difficulties supporting the existing monks.  The novice monks who need sponsorship all come from a remote, improvised village near Zanskar in Ladakh , India .  Nearly all their families are subsistence farmers.  Tashi Lhunpo Monastery seeks to provide the best possible modern education, along with a deep and intimate understanding of the heritage of Tibet . We aim to become a contributing member in spreading the virtues of honesty, compassion and sacrifice, as taught by Lord Buddha. But, we are somehow lacking from a financial point of view. So, we appeal for your help anyway you can.

Lobsang Lhundup

Admission No: 956   Date of Birth: April 25, 2003

Lobsang born to poor family at Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh India. His parents are farmers and it’s very difficult for them to take care of their children.  Lobsang joined local school in his village and later joined Tashi Lhunpo Monastery on November, 2011. At present, he is receiving Modern and monastic studies. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Ven, Lobsang Jampa La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Norbu Samphel

Admission No: 751    Date of Birth: January 1, 2000

Norbu’s from a place in Zangskar, Ladakh.  He joined Tashi Lhunpo Monastery on January 2001 to study Buddhist philosophy. At present, he receives education from school and doing well in modern as well as monastic studies too. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Therefore, he is struggling hard in studies of Buddha Dharma.  He is also interest in playing games and reading books etc. Ven, Kachen Thukjee Wangdue La is his private teacher and he will take care of him in all aspect of daily routine.

Tashi Tsetan

Admission No: 981 Date of Birth: August 30, 2008

Born to poor family with many children at Thogsamling, H.P India. He joined local school at his village They family have more children could not raise due to financial problem, so he became monk at early age and joined Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in July 2013. At present he is receiving Modern and monastic studies in good opportunity. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Ven, Jamyang Ngodup La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Tenzin Lobsang

Admission No: 958    Date of Birth: June 15, 2005

Tenzin was born to poor family at Zangskar in Jammu and Kashmir, India. Both parents are farmers. His parents sent Tenzin to Monastery for better future and to study Buddhist Philosophy. At present he is receiving Modern and monastic studies in good opportunity. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Hence he is struggling hard to achieve his goal. Ven, Lobsang Norbu La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Tenzin Yangjor

Admission No: 972    Date of Birth: August 15, 2005

Tenzin joined Tashi Lhunpo Monastery on September 2012, with the consent from his parent his age was six. The administration office the monastery has appointed Ven,Lobsang Jigme to look after him. He is quite smart and always active. Tenzin Yangjor is from poor family depending on farmer to live livelihood.  It is in Zangskar at Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir State of India.  His Mentor is providing good education to the young child from Himalayan region to become learnt Bhigshu. At the same, monastery school is offering modern studies to young monks.

Lobsang Namgyal

Admission No: 978   Date of Birth: April 25, 2004

Lobsang born to poor family at Zangskar, Jammu and Kashmir India. He joined local school at his birth place. The place where he is staying is quite far and remote, hilly area. They parent have more children and main occupation is farmer.  He joined on October 2012. At present, he is receiving Modern and monastic studies.  He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Ven, Kachen Thukjee Wangdue La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Lobsang Nyima

Admission no: 975   Date of Birth: March 16, 2008

Lobsang born to poor family at Zangskar Jammu and Kashmir. He has joined local school at his birth place. They parent have more children so he was joined a monk at early age. The main occupation is farmer. His parent sent Lobsang to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. At present, he is receiving Modern and monastic studies in good opportunity. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Hence he is struggling hard to achieve his goal. Ven, Lobsang Norbu La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Tenzin Lhundup

Admission No: 966 Date of Birth: May 24, 2007

Tenzin born to poor family at Zangskar Jammu and Kashmir. His parents are farmers with lots of children. He joined local school at his village.  Due to family financial conditions he joined Tashi Lhunpo Monastery on September 2012. At present he is receiving Modern and monastic studies in good opportunity. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Hence he is struggling hard to achieve his goal. Ven, Kachen Tenzin Kalden La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Tenzin Norbu

Admission No: 874   Date of Birth: April 30, 2004

Tenzin, born to poor family at Spiti, Himachal Pradesh India. His parents are farmers. The place where he is staying is quite far and remote, hilly area. They parent have more children so he was joined a monk at early age. With low income earning of their family and could not able to get good education to their child. So they decided to send Tenzin to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.  He’s studying Modern and monastic studies Ven, Tenzin Tenghong La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Thupten Tsering

Admission No: 848   Date of Birth: July 6, 2000

Thupten was born to poor family at Zangskar, Ladakh India. His parents are farmers with lots of children. He joined the monastery on April 2004. At present he is receiving Modern and monastic studies in good opportunity. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Hence he is struggling hard to achieve his goal. Ven, Tenzin Gyaltsn La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

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