Ripa Ladrang Foundation

Campaign to support the Ripa monasteries in India and Nepal during COVID-19 –Ripa Ladrang Foundation 

“The Buddha Dharma is the ultimate source of happiness and refuge for all beings. We should preserve it through practice and so preserve the precious lineage of living wisdom teachings. In order to do this, the monastic setting is indispensable. Such a sanctuary radiates positive energy and promotes peace, harmony, happiness and liberty throughout the entire universe.”
– H.E. Namkha Drimed Rabjam Rinpoche, the supreme head of the Ripa lineage of Nyingma Vajrayana Buddhism and a living Tertön

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In the video message (above), Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche, the  abbot of the monasteries and spiritual heir to the Ripa Lineage,  says: The fundamental teaching of Buddhism is that of interdependence and impermanence. These challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic serve to highlight these principles.  This crisis also offers us the special opportunity to learn to demonstrate greater loving kindness and compassion to one another, a central Buddhist teaching.  Through prayers and meditation, the monks in the Ripa monasteries in India and Nepal are practicing loving kindness and compassion, dedicating their prayers to all of humanity, and promoting peace and health for all. Let us all hope that we will come out of this pandemic soon.

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The Board of the Ripa Ladrang Foundation has established this campaign to help sustain and support the monks of the Ripa monasteries in India and Nepal, who continue to pray for our peace and health. 

In regular times, ongoing teachings and prayer ceremonies, supported by a global community,  provide for monks’ basic needs: food, housing, clothing, medical care, and education. During this pandemic, the monasteries are not able to host regular teachings and prayer ceremonies, which has challenged the livelihoods of the over 400 monks who live and study at the Ripa monasteries in India and Nepal. 

To support the monks of the Ripa monasteries, we need to raise $25,000. We ask that you join us in offering a donation of any amount to help reach this goal, and/or spread this message widely to others who can contribute. Your donations will provide for monks’ basic needs,  enabling monks to continue with their studies and dedication to serving others.  We are grateful for the monastic community that continuously prays for our benefit. We hope that you will join us in expressing our collective gratitude, and promote peace and health in our world through supporting the Ripa monasteries in India and Nepal. 

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Ripa Ladrang Foundation  is non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, supporting and preserving Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, following the footsteps of the Ripa Lineage and its teachers. This tradition’s religious values and practices encourage compassionate engagement with the world and its people. We fulfill this mission through a combination of teachings, preservation of religious texts, spiritual outreach and a wide variety of humanitarian service projects.

For over twenty years, the Ripa Ladrang Foundation has sponsored the Ripa Monasteries in India and Nepal. Over this period, the number of monastic residents, or monks, living and studying in these monasteries has steadily grown to over 160 in Nepal and 250 in India. Monks live a life dedicated to dharma, to serve other beings, and to achieve accomplishment on the spiritual path. Monks are of vital importance to the progress of  Buddhist practices and traditions. They are also critical to the preservation of Tibetan language, culture, dance rituals, prayers and practices, written language (Sanskrit), and holy traditions and transmissions brought from India by the enlightened teacher Padmasambhava.

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    • $40 
    • 7 d
  • Maria Guinnot 
    • $20 
    • 14 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 28 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 1 mo
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    • $20 
    • 1 mo
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