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.
If you are interested in
helping the project, please send Kailashzone an email and tell
us what you can do to help.
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
Jorphal, and many others, had to go to India to get Buddhist
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.
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.
- 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
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.