Sponsor a Tibetan Monk, Nun or Lay Student

This sponsorship is a request of Geshe Sangey Thinley, our resident spiritual teacher here at Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling, and why we make this genuine appeal for you to support a Tibetan Refugee Buddhist Monk, Nun or Lay Student in their adopted home at Sera Je Monastery in South India. And it is managed under Geshe Sangey Thinley’s guidance and advice.

Tibetan Monks, Nuns and lay people have been trekking across the Himalayas to Nepal and India for over 40 years, undergoing extreme hardship to escape Chinese persecution. The increasing exodus of people searching for quality and freedom of life is leading to increasing pressure on the infrastructure and resources. Monks, Nuns and Lay students wishing to continue their studies and have freedom of religious beliefs are currently being accommodated in facilities intended for fewer numbers, food is stretched further and the battle against illness and disease within these conditions is constant.

100% of your money will reach the recipient individual

What you will be supporting
Offering this generosity will help to preserve the tradition and culture of Tibet. It will enable the Monks and Nuns to continue their studies, and be properly housed, nourished, clothed and receive medical treatment when needed. By doing this you are creating great merit for yourself and ensuring the spread of Dharma and peace.

How it works
Your money is collected by JTDL. Geshe Sangey Thinley, our resident spiritual teacher, who then selects a needy Monk, Nun or Lay Student from his monastery at Sera Je. The full amount of this money is sent to the chosen individual via Sera Je Monastery. You will be informed of the name and address of ‘your’ recipient and if you wish, you will be able to correspond with this person.
Sponsorships can be paid:
* yearly $200
* 6-monthly $100 (September & March)
* or monthly $17

If you would like to become a Sponsor, please contact us on the form below.

Or maybe you would just like to make a general one-off donation towards this great cause. If so, please make sure you email us letting us know the details of your donation so we are able to allocate the money appropriately.

Our bank account details are:

Jam Tse Dhargyey Ling Trust,
BNZ (Bank of New Zealand) Whangarei
Account number – 02 0492 0418 461 97
Reference: Monk/Nun Sponsorship