Lotus Direkthilfe is a non-profit charity trust to support people in need within the Tibetan culture.
Our activities are focused upon the support of humanitarian projects of the Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Benchen Phuntsok Darjeeling in Kathmandu, Nepal:
- Benchen Primary School
- Benchen Retreat Centre
- Benchen Shedra (buddhist university)
- Benchen Free Clinic
In 1985 Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche placed the foundation stone of the Benchen monastery at the feet of the Swayambhu Stupa in Kathmandu (Nepal), one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of the Himalaya region. Since then the monastery is developing under the administration of Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche. It is a place were the traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings are unadulteratedly passed on to the further generations. At the same time the monastery provides the students and monks with primary school education, which is integrated in the monastic life schedule and officially recognized by the Nepalese ministry of education. To many exile Tibetans and Nepalese children with a poor social background it is the only chance to escape poverty and analphabetism.
At present the monastery provides education, feeding and health care for over 300 monks. Hereby all the children and the monastery community depend entirely on donations and generosity of the (mostly European) sponsors. Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche bear the social responsibility not only for the monks but also indigent families of the students.
With a sponsorship of 40 € a month you can secure livelihood, education and health care of a student/monk. But any monthly amount including one time donations are of a great help. You could share a sponsorship with your family or friends.
Donations are urgently needed !
photo © Thea D. Boldt
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