The Kalimpong Sakya Monastery, in West Bengal, is the only Sakya monastery in the region and, as such, is a project of preeminent importance to His Holiness the Sakya Trizin. Under the able guidance of Khondung Ratna Vajra Rinpoche, efforts toward making it a reality have borne fruit in a well-planned monastic community, with a suitable infrastructure and a balanced curriculum in place. Construction of new buildings to accommodate the monastery's 150 resident monks is near completion, and the monks will soon be able to move to their new quarters. The monastery will eventually house some 250 monks.
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Traditional monastic studies, taught in Tibetan
General Tibetan Curriculum of Dharma studies
Biographies of Great Masters
Dharma teachings focusing on Mind Training
Classes in English
English classes: grammar, spelling, conversation, and writing skills
Rituals are an important component in the continuity of monastic traditions, and one of the essential functional points of contact between the monastic and lay communities, benefitting both.
The necessary funds needed to cover the cost of renovations and the creation of dormitories, classrooms, office space and a library for the use of our staff and students, have been raised, and the buildings are nearing completion.
Now what we need is your support for basic living and educational costs for our monk students' efforts to hold and preserve the Buddhadharma.
AMOUNT KIND OF SPONSORSHIP
$1.50 US dollars
Daily amount required per monk to cover the cost of basic living, and of educational materials & teachers' wages
$45 US dollars
Monthly amount required per monk to cover the cost of basic living, and of educational materials & teachers' wages
$540 US dollars
Yearly amount required per monk to cover the cost of basic living, and of educational materials & teachers' wages
To make a bank transfer of your support funds, details of our bank account in the U.S.A. are as follows:
Bank Name : Wells Fargo Bank
Swift Code : WFBIUS6S
Account Name : SAKYA SFBAY
Routing Number : 121042882
Account Number : 3317235905
You can mail a check to:
Sakyasfbay, 4111 Donald Drive, Palo Alto, Ca 94306
Or you can make a payment to Paypal account: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also email us with details of your payment.
PLEASE INCLUDE AS DONATION PURPOSE for KALIMPONG SAKYA MONASTERY, INDIA
Your support will make it possible for us to house, feed and educate a whole
new generation of Sakya monks, the future teachers and upholders of the Buddha’s teachings.