Sustainable Solution for the monasteries and the monks of Limi

The three villages of Limi have three monasteries. Weltse Rinchen Ling was fount in 10th century and Til Kunzom Dongag Choe Ling and Zang Philgye Ling were established around 12th century. These monasteries serve as centres of religion, culture and education for the people of Limi. Today, the undamaged monasteries and their historical, sacred objects have so much to contribute to the exiting Tibetan culture. Click here to view some treasures of the monasteries.

To maintain the historicdal monasteries, there are a lot of renovation work to be done externally and internally. Also, the monasteries don't have enough rooms for the monks to live in their monastery.

Kailashzone Charitable Foundation has been keeping close contact with the monks and working with the monks how the monasteries can be renovated and enlarged.

To start off the project, Kailashzone is asking openly for professional guidance on how the best way to the monasteries could be maintained and also requesting for fundings for the project. The proverty in the region and in the country of Nepal can almost do nothing without caring people's donations and aids.

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Senge Tenzin Rinpoche and Limi Monks

The monks of Limi

- As the monks' households need to provide all the monastic expenses on behalf of their monk or monks, this naturally creates a strong link between monks and their households. The costs estimately NRS 198,246 Nepalese rupees ($ 2832) to cover a monk's monastic expenses.

The monks are therefore forced to participate in their households' affairs and work as much as lay men. The monks of Limi have no opportunity to study Buddhist philosophy and must live in their households, with the exception of only one or two monks who stay to look after the monasteries.

- Because the monasteries of Limi haven't been able to establish proper monastic communities, there is no monk who can teach younger monks in Buddhist philosophical teachings. Therefore, many of the young monks from Limi, such as Yeshi Dorjee, Konchok Tenzin, Konchok Jorphal, and many others, had to go to India to get Buddhist educations.

Under the rules of the monasteries, these young monks' households have not only to cover the monastic expenses, but must also pay a penalty for not sending monks to their local monastery to help in the ritual events that the monks perform to ensure the safety of the villages and the monasteries. Are you interested in reading about the monastic ceremonies?

A solution to the monasteries' problems

- Senge Tenzin Rinpoche, Kailashzone, and the abbots of the Limi monasteries wishes to break the tie between the monks and their households. Then the monks wouldn't need to take part in their household affairs and would be able to pursue their spiritual goal. To accomplish this, they need to find alternative financial sources to maintain the traditional monastic rituals and to finance the needs of the monks. Senge Tenzin Rinpoche and the abbots of the monastery can guarantee that this could easily be done with your financial help. Interesting in helping the project, please send an email and tell us what you can do help. or

- The ultimate goal of Senge Tenzin Rinpoche and the abbots of the monasteries is to establish a proper monastic institution, where all young monks and young lay people can be educated in Buddhist philosophy and the Tibetan language.

Currently, Konchok Pasang, Konchok Tenzin, Konchok Gyatso, and many other young monks from Limi are studying Buddhist philosophy, Tibetan and English language. Once these monks graduate, they will be qualified teachers.

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Sponsorship for the Limi Monks Who are on Three Year Retreat

monks to stay on meditation retreat of Fivefold Paths of Mahamudra and Six Yogas of Naropa is one of the most important practices of Drikung Kagyu Order of Tibetan Buddhism.

In 2001, His Holiness the Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang appointed Drubpon Konchok Osal, from Ladhak, to be the retreat masters of the monks of Limi and offered some financial support the five monks of Limi, who went on meditation retreat since 2002.

Now, the traditional practice of three year retreat will be continued by more and more monks from Limi. The monks need financial help to built retreat accommodations and to sponsor them while they practice meditation for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Interested in sponsoring a monk, it would cost approximately 2500 Nepalise Rupees ($35 U.S) for a month. It would be 30,000 Nepalise Rupees, ($ 417 U.S) for a year. There is on posting service in Limi and you may don't hear from him at all.

Contribution for building retreat accommodations, your donation will be send the monasteries of Limi to carry out the project. You would be able to get receipt from the monasteries.

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Kailashzone Projects


Map of the School Project


Phase 1: Plan & Budgets


Phase 2: Plan & Budgets



Management of the school


Jangchub Ling Monastery


Stories of how the monks came to India

Renovate Limi monasteries and search financial source for the monks


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