Sachen Foundation’s primary fundraising goal for 2019 is to increase the principal “Sachen Fund” to two million US dollars by December 31, 2019. All donations made by December 31, 2019 will be accumulated into the Sachen Fund, and matched dollar for dollar by a charitable fund, up to one million dollars. No amount is too small, and every donation counts. As of August, 2019, including dollar for dollar matching, we are about halfway to reaching our goal.
Here are a few examples of the 2018 grants awarded by Sachen Foundation:
- Sponsor the yearly education expenses for 170 monks at Sakya Monastery, Kalimpong, and 115 young monks at Sakya Centre, Dehradun
- Support a portion of the education expenses for young nuns attending Sakya Nunnery, Dehradun
- Support a portion of the education expenses for young monks attending Sakya Academy, Dehradun
- Sponsor the annual issue of Melody of Dharma, a publication of the Office of Sakya Dolma Phodrang, dedicated to the Dharma activities of His Holinessthe 41st Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche and His noble family
- Support a portion of the Children’s Curriculum Development and publication expenses of Tsechen Kunchab Ling in Walden, New York
His Holiness the 41st Sakya Gongma Trichen Rinpoche said, “Drops of water can accumulate into an ocean.” Your donations will accumulate into the Sachen Fund’s ocean of merit, and continuously fulfill the vision of the Sachen Foundation. We invite you to share the Foundation’s information with your friends and family; and together, we will help realize the wishes and aspirations of His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin.
To encourage recurring monthly donations, we will send the following donor appreciation gifts (available on a first-come first-served basis):
For recurring monthly donations or donations totaling $1,000 and above, per year:
- Sterling silver Sachen Foundation pendant, designed by Dagmo Kalden La
For recurring monthly donations totaling $500 to $1,000 per year:
- The Sutra of Recollecting the Three Jewels, along with a Commentary by Khenchen Appey Rinpoche (Translated by Ven. Jhampa Losal and Jay Goldberg) – Gift from the Sapan Fund to donors of the SachenFund, or
- A Collection of Instructions on Parting from the Four Attachments – Gift from the Sapan Fund to donors of the Sachen Fund