SPONSOR A MONK: TASHI LHUNPO MONASTERY

monastery_dlThe Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, the traditional seat of the Panchen Lama, was established in 1447 in Shigatse and was one of the four great monasteries of Tibet .  During the lifetime of the 4th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Choekyi Gyaltsen, there were more than 3,000 monks in the Monastery and by 1959 there were 5,000, with another 2,000 monks affiliated to the monastery living outside Tibet .   Re-established in Mysore District, South India, in 1972, the monastery currently has about 300 monks, including many new refugees from Tibet .  The influx of new refugees is putting a strain on the monastery which faces difficulties supporting the existing monks.  The novice monks who need sponsorship all come from a remote, improvised village near Zanskar in Ladakh , India .  Nearly all their families are subsistence farmers.  Tashi Lhunpo Monastery seeks to provide the best possible modern education, along with a deep and intimate understanding of the heritage of Tibet . We aim to become a contributing member in spreading the virtues of honesty, compassion and sacrifice, as taught by Lord Buddha. But, we are somehow lacking from a financial point of view. So, we appeal for your help anyway you can.

Lobsang Lhundup

Admission No: 956   Date of Birth: April 25, 2003

Lobsang born to poor family at Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh India. His parents are farmers and it’s very difficult for them to take care of their children.  Lobsang joined local school in his village and later joined Tashi Lhunpo Monastery on November, 2011. At present, he is receiving Modern and monastic studies. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Ven, Lobsang Jampa La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Thupten Tsering

Admission No: 848   Date of Birth: July 6, 2000

Thupten was born to poor family at Zangskar, Ladakh India. His parents are farmers with lots of children. He joined the monastery on April 2004. At present he is receiving Modern and monastic studies in good opportunity. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Hence he is struggling hard to achieve his goal. Ven, Tenzin Gyaltsn La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Lobsang Nyima

Admission no: 975   Date of Birth: March 16, 2008

Lobsang born to poor family at Zangskar Jammu and Kashmir. He has joined local school at his birth place. They parent have more children so he was joined a monk at early age. The main occupation is farmer. His parent sent Lobsang to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. At present, he is receiving Modern and monastic studies in good opportunity. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Hence he is struggling hard to achieve his goal. Ven, Lobsang Norbu La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Tenzin Norbu

Admission No: 874   Date of Birth: April 30, 2004

Tenzin, born to poor family at Spiti, Himachal Pradesh India. His parents are farmers. The place where he is staying is quite far and remote, hilly area. They parent have more children so he was joined a monk at early age. With low income earning of their family and could not able to get good education to their child. So they decided to send Tenzin to Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.  He’s studying Modern and monastic studies Ven, Tenzin Tenghong La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Lobsang Namgyal

Admission No: 978   Date of Birth: April 25, 2004

Lobsang born to poor family at Zangskar, Jammu and Kashmir India. He joined local school at his birth place. The place where he is staying is quite far and remote, hilly area. They parent have more children and main occupation is farmer.  He joined on October 2012. At present, he is receiving Modern and monastic studies.  He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Ven, Kachen Thukjee Wangdue La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Tenzin Lhundup

Admission No: 966 Date of Birth: May 24, 2007

Tenzin born to poor family at Zangskar Jammu and Kashmir. His parents are farmers with lots of children. He joined local school at his village.  Due to family financial conditions he joined Tashi Lhunpo Monastery on September 2012. At present he is receiving Modern and monastic studies in good opportunity. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Hence he is struggling hard to achieve his goal. Ven, Kachen Tenzin Kalden La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Norbu Samphel

Admission No: 751    Date of Birth: January 1, 2000

Norbu’s from a place in Zangskar, Ladakh.  He joined Tashi Lhunpo Monastery on January 2001 to study Buddhist philosophy. At present, he receives education from school and doing well in modern as well as monastic studies too. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Therefore, he is struggling hard in studies of Buddha Dharma.  He is also interest in playing games and reading books etc. Ven, Kachen Thukjee Wangdue La is his private teacher and he will take care of him in all aspect of daily routine.

Tashi Tsetan

Admission No: 981 Date of Birth: August 30, 2008

Born to poor family with many children at Thogsamling, H.P India. He joined local school at his village They family have more children could not raise due to financial problem, so he became monk at early age and joined Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in July 2013. At present he is receiving Modern and monastic studies in good opportunity. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Ven, Jamyang Ngodup La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Tenzin Lobsang

Admission No: 958    Date of Birth: June 15, 2005

Tenzin was born to poor family at Zangskar in Jammu and Kashmir, India. Both parents are farmers. His parents sent Tenzin to Monastery for better future and to study Buddhist Philosophy. At present he is receiving Modern and monastic studies in good opportunity. He has to undergo so many years to complete his full course. Hence he is struggling hard to achieve his goal. Ven, Lobsang Norbu La is his private teacher and guidance to take care of him in all aspect his studies.

Tenzin Yangjor

Admission No: 972    Date of Birth: August 15, 2005

Tenzin joined Tashi Lhunpo Monastery on September 2012, with the consent from his parent his age was six. The administration office the monastery has appointed Ven,Lobsang Jigme to look after him. He is quite smart and always active. Tenzin Yangjor is from poor family depending on farmer to live livelihood.  It is in Zangskar at Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir State of India.  His Mentor is providing good education to the young child from Himalayan region to become learnt Bhigshu. At the same, monastery school is offering modern studies to young monks.

Lobzang Chamba code#563

Date of Birth: February 3, 1978
Birth Place: Hunder (Nubra) in Jammu & Kashmir

Lobzang Chamba is one of senior monk of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He was joined on January 1990 with the Buddhist family with poor background. He was a monk before in his place in Hunder (Nubra) at small age. Later join in Tashi Lhunpo,   He has finished course in Tantric and very good at CHAM DANCE. His native place is quite remote and hilly and he does not get good at Modern Education studies. But he does get good knowledge on Buddhist Philosophy studies.  He received Degree of Kachen in Parmana Philosophy. Presently, he is one of the Active administrator’s member works under the General Secretary. So he has to serve his duty for the period of three year.

Lobzang Jamyang code#555

Date of Birth: April 2, 1974
Birth Place:  (Nubra) in Jammu & Kashmir

Lobzang Jamyang is one of senior monk of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He was joined on January 1989 with the Buddhist family with poor background. He was a monk before in his place in Nubra at small age and later join here with agreement of his parent. It is quite remote and hilly and he does get good education of Modern studies, and do further in Buddhist studies, He has almost completed his full course received a Degree of Kachen in Namdren Philosophy. Before that he had served an Examiner (Lobgner) for period of three year. He also served a school Principal for three year. Head Disciplinary of Monastery for period of one and half year (Geagoe).  Presently, he is serving tutorial of Buddha Dharma Philosophy for Nunnery monastery at Ladakh. It will take some time for them in  tutorial course to finish. 

Lobsang Thuptan code#511

Date of Birth: January 3, 1956
Birth Place:  (Nubra) in Jammu & Kashmir

Lobsang Thuptan is one of senior most monk of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He joined the Monastery in year 1977, when the Monastery itself is five year old. He became a monk at young age but joined small Monastery at his home town. Being a Buddhist family background his parents made him a monk and sent to local Monastery background. He was a monk before in his place in Nubra at small age and later join here with agreement of his parent. It is quite remote and hilly he does not get any good education of Modern studies, and do further in Buddhist studies, He has completed all basic course and graduate international Geluk Examination with good marks. He received a Degree of Kachen in Philosophy. Presently he is just staying and read the scripture text in his room and taking good care of younger monk.

Lobzang Thuptan code#530

Date of Birth: October 2, 1964
Birth Place:  (Zansker) in Jammu & Kashmir

Lobzang Thuptan is one of senior monk of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He was joined on February 1983 with the Buddhist family with poor background. He was a monk before in his place in Zansker at small age and later join here with agreement of his parent. It is quite remote and hilly and he does not get any good education of Modern studies, and he has experience further in Buddhist studies, He has completed his full course. Therefore, he is struggling hard in studies of Buddha Dharma.

Lobsang Tsultrim code#543

Date of Birth: March 5, 1970
Birth Place: (Alehi Tongong) in Jammu & Kashmir.

Lobsang Tsultrim is one of senior most monk of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He joined Monastery in Year November 1977, when monastery itself was five years old.  During those days there were no school facilities at his home town.  He became a monk at small age and later joined here with study Buddha Dharma Philosophy. Alechi is quite remote and hilly with no proper road. He has completed his full course after many years.  Later he received the Degree of Kachen Lharampa.

Lobzang Jamyang code#555

Date of Birth: April 2, 1974
Birth Place:  (Nubra) in Jammu & Kashmir

Lobzang Jamyang is one of senior monk of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He was joined on January 1989 with the Buddhist family with poor background. He was a monk before in his place in Nubra at small age and later join here with agreement of his parent. It is quite remote and hilly and he does get good education of Modern studies, and do further in Buddhist studies, He has almost completed his full course received a Degree of Kachen in Namdren Philosophy. Before that he had served an Examiner (Lobgner) for period of three year. He also served a school Principal for three year. Head Disciplinary of Monastery for period of one and half year (Geagoe).  Presently, he is serving tutorial of Buddha Dharma Philosophy for Nunnery monastery at Ladakh. It will take some time for them in  tutorial course to finish. 

Ngawang Lobzang code#550

Date of Birth: January 1, 1972
Birth Place:  (Nubra) in Jammu & Kashmir

Ngawang Lobzang is one of the senior monks of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He was joined on October 1988 with the Buddhist family with poor background. He was a monk before in his place in Nubra at small age and later join here with agreement of his parent. It is quite remote and hilly and he does not get good education of Modern studies, but received good knowledge of Buddhist Philosophy studies at here.  But he served administrator work of the Monastery for three year. Later, he has served others related work for period of 15 years. At small age, he was keen interested on Tantric studies. He joined in Tantric Section and become good at Tantric sculpture and it culture. He is one of the good and Head of CHAM DANCE. He has done GEAGOE in Monastery.  Presently, he is one the active member and working on New Library Project as Treasurer.  

Ngawang Tondup code#560

Date of Birth: November 7, 1972
Birth Place:  (Spiti) in Himachal Pradesh

Ngawang Tondup is one of senior monk of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He was joined on April 1989 with the Buddhist family with poor background. He was a monk before in his place in Spiti at small age and later join here with agreement of his parent. It is quite remote and hilly and he does not get good education of Modern studies, and does get further in Buddhist studies, He has completed half of his course. He is struggling hard in studies of Buddha Dharma. Presently he is one of care taker of Gyalwae Potang Simchung for period of Three year.

Tenzin Kunga code#515

Date of Birth: June 1, 1970
Birth Place:  (Zansker) in Jammu & Kashmir

Ven, Tenzin Kunga is one of senior monk of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He was joined on January 1983 with the Buddhist family with poor background. He was a monk before in his place in Zansker at small age. Their native place is quite remote and hilly and he does not get good education of Modern studies and but does get good knowledge in Buddhist Philosophy studies. Presently, he is serving as care taker of the main temple of the Monastery known as (Kuegner) for the period of three year. This was done on nomination of majority count.  Therefore, he has to look and keep everything in order for the visitor to visit the temple.

Topten Tsering code#516 Sponsored

Date of Birth: February 22, 1952
Birth Place:  (Spiti) in Himachal Pradesh

Toptan Tsering is one of the senior most monks of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. He was joined on January 1977 when monastery itself is five year old, with the Buddhist background family.  He was a monk before in his place at Spiti in small age and later join here at Tashi Lhunpo.  He was in Tantric section. At his small age he is keen interested on Sculpture maker but he does get good knowledge in Buddhist Philosophy especially in Tantric studies. He is good at CHAM DANCE. His native place is quite remote and hilly does not have school facility at his time.  So when he was here there were fewer monks with no proper rooms and other facilities etc. Now he has almost finished half of his course. Therefore, he is struggling hard in studies of Philosophy.

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