SPONSOR A MONK: THARPA CHOLING MONASTERY

s_monks_tarpacholingThe Tharpa Choling is a renowned monastery built in 1937 atop Tirpai Hill near Kalimpong in West Bengal, India by Domo Geshe Rinpoche Ngawang Kelsang. One of the oldest monasteries in Kalimpong, it has a collection of rare Buddhist manuscripts and thangkas. Tharpa Choling is an ideal location for meditation.  The tranquil ambience, cool and pleasant climate, unspoiled and unpolluted nature and the perfect religious atmosphere make the monastery a unique place for a stay in seclusion. Despite the poor facilities, today a total of 41 monks reside at the monastery. Most of them are young students from poor families, so the monastery urgently needs sponsorship support for 24 of them. The monastery is also seeking support to renovate the main temple and construct a new school building.

Choying Lekdon

Choying Lekdon is from East Sikkim. Born 1988.  He is very friendly, hard working student, studying Buddhist monastic and modern education.

Lobsang Tharchin

Lobsang is from South Sikkim, India. Born April 11, 1996.  Both of his parents are farmers. He joined Tharpa Choling monastery on March 2015.  He is studying monastic and modern education. His special interest are art and scripture.

Penpa Gyalpo

Penpa Gyalpo is from Sikkim, India. Born Yr. 2005. He is from very poor family background and is not in a position to support him. He joined the monastery on Feb. 2013. 

Tenizn Lhundup

Tenzin Lhundup is from Kalimpong, India. Born June 6, 2006. He joined the monastery on March 2014. He is in grade Getsul studying Buddhist monastic and modern education. 

Tenzin Tashi

Tenzin Tashi is from Nepal, born 2006.  He got admission at Tharpa Choling Monastery on Jan 2014. He is studying Buddhist monastic and modern education. Also learning English language.

Dawa Sherpa

Dawa Sherpa is from Bouchen, East Sikkim, India.  Born July 18, 2011. He joined Tharpa Choling Monastery on Jan 2011. He is studying Buddhist monastic and modern education. Also learning English languages. He is very sincere and hardworking.

Pema Tamang

Pema Tamang is from North Sikkim, India.  Born May 2, 1996. He joined Tharpa Choling Monastery on May 2012.  He is studying Buddhist monastic and modern education. Also learning English and Tibetan languages.

Tenzin Dhondup

Tenzin Dhondup is from East Sikkim, India. Born 2007, he got admission at the monastery on Jan 2014.  He is bright student, studying Buddhist monastic and modern education.

Tenzin Sangye

Tenzin Sangye is from Yangang, East Sikkim, India. He got admission at Tharpa Choling Monastery on Jan. 2013. He is studying Buddhist monastic and modern education.

Tenzin Trinlay

Tenzin Trinlay is from Sikkim, India, born 1997, he got admission at Tharpa Choling Monastery on Oct 2013.  He is studying Buddhist monastic and modern education. He is simple, hard working and bright student.

Please note that from September 2015 onward, The Tibet Fund will charge a $5 fee for each quarterly sponsorship payment to partially cover the cost associated with credit card fees, wire transfers to India, and other processing fees.

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