To Support the Buddhist Monastic Education of Monks and Nuns
By engaging full time in study, contemplation, and performing rituals, monastics devote their lives to upholding the noble teachings of the Lord Buddha. The monastic community also plays a vital role for the lay Buddhist community and general public by providing teachings, transmission, and guidance. In order to ensure the continuity of monasticism, for the benefit of the future generations, Sachen Foundation is setting up a cash reserve to support the education of monks and nuns.
Our initial aim is to raise $700,000 to fund the yearly educational expenses of select monasteries for 10 years. The initial recipients will include the Sakya Monastery in Kalimpong (India), the Sakya Monastery in Ulanbatar (Mongolia), the Sakya Centre monastery in Dehradun (India), and the Sakya Nunnery in Dehradun (India). Support will be extended to additional monasteries and nunneries in the future, depending on availability of funds. Eventually, we strive to create a fund to generate a steady source of income for the yearly educational expenses of monasteries and nunneries.