SPONSOR A MONK: SHALU MONASTERY

s_monks_shaluShalu Monastery was founded by Chetsun Shetsun Jugney in 1027 A.D at Shalu Village near Shigatse town in Tibet.  It is one of the oldest monasteries built during the later spread of Buddhism and was consecrated by the renowned Buddhist sage, Atisha (982-1034). In the early 14th Century, the monastery became one of the most famous centers of learning under the Abbotship of Buton Rinchen Drop (1290-1363 A.D), a great Buddhist scholar.  During his tenure as abbot, he personally supervised the creation of 449 tantric Mandalas and excelled in the fields of preaching, debating and composing.  The number of the monks rose to 7700.  During the Chinese invasion in 1959, Shalu was destroyed and the monks were imprisoned or forced to renounce their vows.  Shalu Monastery has been successfully constructed at Tibetan Cholsum Settlement, Bhuppur, Poanta Shaib India and was consecrated by Sakya Trichen Rinpoche in March 2005.   Currently there are 23 monks undergoing religious training who will soon be completing their studies.  The monastery does not have any source of income and no patron.  Your help is needed to keep Shalu from disappearing completely.  Your contribution would mean a lot to us.

Lobsang Tengyal

Date/Place of Birth:  December 15, 2007/Assam

Lobsang came from village called Naboiche, Assam State. He has recently joined the monastery, both parents passed away, he has two sisters and one brother.  Please support Lobsang to continued his education.

Losel Yarphel

Date/Place of Birth:  October 21, 2007/Assam

Losel belongs to a poor family from village Kalikhola Assam. Both parents works on the construction site as laborer. Lobsang has one brother and one sister. He recently joined the monastery and was happy to be part of Shalu Monastery.

Rinchen Lekshey

Rinchen came from small village in Assam State. He belongs to very poor family. Both parents are divorce. He has one brother. He joined the monastery with the help form his relatives. he is learning Buddhist text. He is very intelligent and quick learning. He likes to play football.

Rinchen Woeser

Date/Place of Birth:  Assam

Rinchen came from small village in Assam. Both his parents are divorced. He has one brother. He was sent to the monastery by relatives. He is learning buddhist texts and studies. He is very smart  active. He also loves to play video games.

Losel Tenkyong

Date/Place of Birth:  August 15, 2011/Assam

Losel came from village called Joyhing Amguri Pathar, Assam, he belong to poor family. Both his parents are divorced. He has one brother. Lobsang’s taken care  by his relatives. He joined the monastery recently and happy to be part of the Shalu monastery. He’s learning buddhist religious texts.

Riche Namdak

Date/Place of Birth:  October 3, 2010/Assam

Riche joined the monastery few days back. He belong to a poor family from village called Odalguri, Assam. Both parents works on the construction site as laborer. He’s their only child. He’s learning Buddhist text, English and other subjects. Happy to be part of Shalu Monastery.

Rinchen Wangchuk

Date/Place of Birth:  December 1, 2006/Assam

Rinchen belongs to very poor family from village called Balijuri, Assam. He is semi orphan, father passed away few year back due to illness. He has one brother and three sisters. His mother works as road construction laborer. Rinchen was was admitted at he monastery recently. he is active and smart learning buddhist texts, he likes to play games.

Rinchen Jamphel

Date/Place of Birth:  Assam

Rinchen belongs to a poor family from Assam. Both parents works on the construction site as laborer. Due to financial conditions of the family, he was sent to the monastery for studies. He’s struggle with mental health issue and not able to study well. He’s taken care by the monastery and doing best to support.

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