Outreach Projects2018-12-12T16:43:47+00:00

Outreach Projects

Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche and the Himalayan Bön Foundation have established the following outreach projects for 2018/2022 to provide education, hope, opportunity and good health to the people of the Himalayas.

These projects provide an opportunity to share our wisdom and resources to manifest the Bön teachings of compassion and liberation through our supportive actions.

Our Projects

OVERVIEW

Since its establishment in 1987 by Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, Triten Norbutse Monastery has been training Bönpo monks through its spiritual and academic programs to teach the Bön dharma throughout the world. Financial donations in support of this monastery have always been needed to house and care for the monks and their faculties and staff.

The numbers of monks in Triten’s training programs continues to increase each year and with it the need for additional faculty, staff, supplies, and funding to ensure a continued high quality of education as well as the student’s health and well being.

We hope you will be willing to help us. Details of the various funds are listed below. We are grateful to all our friends who have supported our work in the past.

Donations in any amount are much appreciated. One-time donations are welcomed or you may also signup as a sustainer donor to have a certain amount withdrawn from your credit card or debit card each month. We share our donor lists or emails with no one.

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you to sustain the work of Triten Norbutse Monastery in the future.

Should you have questions about our various programs, please drop us an email.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

1. Food Endowment

Providing meals for 250 monks each day is always a challenge. In addition, meals are required for the children’s school and the staff and faculty. Currently, there is still no independent source of funding. Yet the monastery takes full responsibility for their monks, teachers, and staff.

Good nutrition is essential to providing a positive environment for study and practice. Nutrition and sanitation is always the best prevention of illness and disease.

Even with a vegetation diet, the cost of food per month for the entire monastery is over $500 USD.

All levels of sponsorships are welcome. Whether it is for one day, one week, a month or for an entire year. The money allocated to food is never wasted and always most appreciated.

Sponsorship: Food Endowment

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Donation Total: $5.00

2. Sponsor a Monk

We offer education programs to the monks free of charge and also provide food, shelter, clothing, study materials and health care at no cost to them. In order to meet the expenses involved we rely on individuals, sponsors, and foundations.

The cost of one monk, basic needs of food, clothing, books, and healthcare is $12.00 USD per day. A monk studying for their Geshe degree remains at the monastery for 13 years.

All sponsorships are important, whether it is for one day, one week, one year or any other period.

Sponsor a Monk

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Donation Total: $5.00

3. Healthcare

Medical care of our monks, children, faculty, and staff are important to our education and spiritual practice.

We rely on preventative and curative methods within our spiritual tradition. However, at times it may become necessary to seek local medical and hospital treatments. As these occurrences may not be predictable, it is important to have funds available for this purpose.

It is also important to have medicines and other medical supplies available for emergencies.

This special fund is set up just to ensure the necessary supplies for all routine medical treatments and for the unexpected emergencies. Yearly cost is $500 USD.

Sponsorship: Healthcare expenses

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Donation Total: $5.00

4. Teacher’s Stipend

In order to retain a stable teaching staff at Triten Norbutuse and to allow teaching Geshes to earn a small income. There are nine teachers. Total cost would be $515 USD per year per teacher.

Sponsorship: Teacher Stipend

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Billing Details

Donation Total: $5.00

5. Post-Graduate Research Scholarship

This is a fund to cover academic study and research projects a Geshe may decide to embark upon as part of their path or practice. They remain within the monastery following their graduation while they pursue their research. The monastery continues to support their basic needs during their the period of their research. Other expenses, such as travel, study materials must be covered by other funds.

Post-Graduate Research Scholarship

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Billing Details

Donation Total: $5.00

OVERVIEW

The new TISE International School, located in Siliguri, India, recently opened in April 2018. It will provide inclusive high-quality education for approximately 300 young students from the Himalayan region, mostly India and Nepal, with its focus on children from the most economically vulnerable families, including orphans.

The project is the vision of H.E Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche. He wanted to give children from Tibetan backgrounds, within the Himalayan region, access to a high-quality education and still preserve their cultural, linguistic and spiritual traditions.

The school was built near Siliguri, an emerging industrial city in northeastern India, easily accessible from all countries within the Himalayas region, and where a large number of Tibetan families currently live.

TISE International School is currently the main project of Sherig Phuntsok Ling Bon Society (SPLBS) founded in 2007 in West Bengal, India. The objectives of the society, presided by Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche, are to provide a quality modern education to children while preserving the traditional knowledge and cultural heritage of the Himalayan region.

A team, supervised by Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche, carries out the selection of students with a priority to orphans, children from economically marginalized families and remote rural communities. The selection process also takes into account gender balance to ensure both girls and boys equally both benefit from education and its opportunities after graduation.

In January 2018 the first pupils arrived from different parts of the Himalayan region and moved into the school.
To read the complete proposal for TISE International School in detail, click here.
Should you have questions about our various needs for TISE or for general questions about the school, please drop us an email.

DONATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2018/2019

  • FIRST CLASSES BEGIN APRIL 2018

After several years of fundraising and two years of construction, the school’s main building was completed and the school received its first group of students in April 2018.

The School has received the authorization to run an Elementary/Primary school for children ages 6 – 14 years (Grades 1-8). After 5 years of operation, The Himalayan International School can apply to add Secondary/high school (Grades 9-12) classes.

Children who begin classes now may then enter the higher secondary school in the school year 2028/2029 and obtain the higher education qualifications. Children who are not interested in this school education can transfer to receive a vocational training program.

  • TWO YEAR FUNDING PROGRAM 2018 – 2019

With the first construction phase completed and the school now open, the next main priority is to secure the funding for infrastructure of facilities and staff of the school for the next 2 years to motivate students towards learning.

The areas identified for 2018 funding are FURNITURE, STAFFING, and STUDENT EXPENSES.

SCHOOL FURNITURE

The objective is to collect sufficient funding to provide for the initial furniture needs of the school for its first year of operation.
This includes the following 12 rooms which need to be furnished:

4 Classrooms
4 Dormitory rooms
1 Dining Hall
1 Administrative Office/Teachers room
2 Staff Rooms & their Residence Quarters

Furniture expenses in full for a single Classroom is $1,283 USD (Total of $29,150)

THIS Funding Program: School Furniture

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Donation Total: $5.00

Furniture Objective (USD)

2018 $29,150
2019
TOTAL $29,150

SUPPORT THE TEACHING STAFF

12 TEACHER & STAFF SALARIES

The school opened with 5 teachers, including a headmaster, and 7 support/administrative staff members.

5 Teachers (includes the Headmaster)
7 Administrative & Support Staff

Teacher/staff expenses for 1 month: $195 USD
Teacher/staff member expenses for 1 year: $2,330 USD
Teacher/staff member expenses for 2 years: $4,660 USD

$28,000 required for Year 1.
$56,000 required for 2 years.

THIS Funding Program: Support the Teaching Staff

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Billing Details

Donation Total: $5.00

Staffing Objective(USD)

2018 $28,000
2019 $28,000
TOTAL $56,000

STUDENT EXPENSES

1. TISE International School covers all student expenses including full board, books, stationery supplies, and healthcare.

Year 1 – 75 students attending
Year 2 – 100 students attending

$43 USD covers all expenses for 1 student for 1 month
$433 USD covers all expenses for 1 student for 1 year
$870 USD covers all expenses for 1 student for 2 years
$903 USD covers all expenses for a whole class 25 students for 1 month

2. Uniforms for Students

1 set of winter and summer clothes for 1 student: $70 USD
(1 set of uniforms has already been donated)

Total quantity required: 75 sets i.e. $5,322 USD

THIS Funding Program: Student Expenses

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Billing Details

Donation Total: $5.00

Student Objective (USD)

*2018 $32,500
Summer Uniforms (2 sets) $2,850
*2019 (inc. increase of 25 students)) $43,350
TOTAL $78,700

Should you have questions about our specific needs for TISE or for general questions about the school, please drop us an email.

6 DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN HELP

1. GRANTS, INSTITUTIONAL, ORGANIZATIONAL DONATIONS

If you work or are linked in some way to a foundation, governmental or non-governmental institution or a private sector organization that has charitable grants or that funds projects fitting our scope, of TISE, we would be delighted for your support or to share a connection to the organization to initiate an application.

2. MAKE A DONATION & SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

A small donation goes a long way; so whether it is to sponsor a single child for a day ($1.17 USD), a month ($36.00 USD), or for a year ($435.00 USD) or for another amount that works for you as one of our regular monthly contributions, your donation would be greatly appreciated.

3. MAKE A DONATION AS A GIFT

Another popular idea is you forfeit your usual birthday gift or other holiday gifts in exchange for your friends and family making a donation to the school. You can also make a donation as a gift for a friend or acquaintances birthday.

4. CREATE & HOST AN EVENT

This is something you can do by yourself or with friends and colleagues (the more the merrier) skip a meal and then donate the amount you would have contributed to the meal. Again this could also be something your employer might be willing to match. It could also be a weekly thing for a period.

5. INTERESTS IN OTHER AREAS LINKED TO THE SCHOOL

If you have an interest in an alternative area of development for the school, e.g. 2nd phase of construction, general health, and safety, sports/playground field, technology, school library, science laboratory; we would be delighted to connect with you and share future development plans.

6. STAY CONNECTED, SHARE, FOLLOW, SPREAD THE WORD

Absolutely key is staying connected to us especially via social media platforms, keep track of our progress but likewise like, encourage and share the school’s news.

Should you have questions about our various needs for TISE or for general questions about the school, please drop us an email.

Our Development Focus

  • Education

  • Cultural Preservation

  • Spiritual Development

  • Healthcare

  • Scripture and Building Preservation

For further information on how you can support our projects or to be added to our mailing list, please reach us out via: donations@himalayanbon.org