Support Phakchok Rinpoche's Vision by Sponsoring the Monastic Community
Phakchok Rinpoche has made the education and spiritual growth of ordained monks one of his principal visions. Rinpoche’s approach has manifold benefits and sponsors are invited to share this vision. We appeal to your generosity as lay practitioners to sponsor the monastic community at Chapagaon and Riwoche monasteries.
US $ 700 = Welfare, Education, and Health Care for One Monk for One Year
The offerings in support of the monks are categorized under Welfare. This covers food, clothing, and basic needs totaling US $ 420 per year for each monk. Education & Health Care for each monk comes to US $ 280. We welcome offerings of any amount and encourage monthly or annual offerings. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our regular donors who have been steadfast in supporting our monks.
Five Great Purposes
1. Creating a home for young orphans and children from poor families.
2. Providing education and care for destitute children so that they can have a better future.
3. Creating an environment for the sangha to flourish and produce authentic Dharma teachers and practitioners upholding the Buddhadharma.
4. Nurturing a dedicated sangha devoted to serving and supporting the community in Dharma activities.
5. Sharing the immense accumulation of merit in supporting and nurturing the sangha.
Training to Lead Meaningful Lives
At present, between Chapagaon and Riwoche monasteries, there are 150 monks. The youngest student is 5 years old. There are 50 novices below the age of 15 and 45 monks aged 15-20. Novice monks are given monastic training, Dharma studies, and Tibetan as well as secular Nepali education in Math, English, and Nepali. At Riwoche, there are a total of 8 monks being trained in Tibetan medicine. After they complete their studies, they will be sent to villages to serve the needy communities.
The novice monks have the opportunity to complete monastic college or become ritual masters according to their interests and capacities. Currently, 12 novice monks are furthering their monastic studies at the Sangye Yeshe Monastic College at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. The novice monks at the Chapagaon Monastery are now assisting and performing pujas with senior monks for the benefit of sponsors and all beings.