"I fully understand the difficulties and that the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery monks in South India are going through.   Therefore I ... welcome any assistance given to the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in South India."

   H.H. the Dalai Lama

Patron of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery UK Trust

Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in South India was re-established in 1972 under the direction of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Now home to over 300 monks, the Monastery continues to work to preserve their unique culture in exile.  Each monk who chooses to join the Monastery family will be looked after for the rest of his life.

Everything you give will be sent to the monastery to support the monks, young and old, who study and live in Tashi Lhunpo.  

Your donation will be used to support many different areas of the monastery including the Food Fund, the Clinic, the School, the Library and the Tantric College, and will benefit the whole community from the youngest to the oldest of our monks.  Some details of monks needing sponsorship can be found below - otherwise please email us and we will send information to you direct.  Please do let us know if you have any preference of whether to support a young monk, a senior student or an elderly monk in your message.

An average monthly sponsorship is around £15 per month, although any amount however large or small, is welcome and can be paid either monthly by Standing Order or annually.  If you are a UK Taxpayer we can claim Gift Aid on your donation, which makes it more valuable to the monastery. 

For more information about setting up a sponsorship arrangement, please either send us a message through the website or email [email protected].  You will receive messages from the monastery at Christmas and during the summer, and you are welcome to contact your sponsored monk either through the office in India or through the UK Trust.  Sadly we cannot promise a regular correspondence from him, mainly because of the difficulty in language and also because of the pressure of his studies or duties in the monastery.  Your sponsored monk will, however, know of your support, and will regularly be including you in his daily prayers.

Thank you for your help.

Details of a few of the monks who need sponsorship are visible by clicking the Donate button above.  For full details and life stories of these monks and others needing sponsors, please email us.  It is possible to set up a regular payment for whatever amount you wish by completing the form.

THE SPONSORSHIP PROJECT IS JUST ONE OF THE FUNDRAISING AREAS SUPPORTED BY TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY UK TRUST.  TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER PROJECTS, PLEASE CLICK 'DONATE' BELOW

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