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Tashi Delek, USA
P.O. Box 36
Talmage, CA 95481

Buddhist Education Program

The Buddhist Education Project provides financial aid to help cover the daily expenses of food and education materials for more than 300 monks and nuns at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery and at its affiliated nunnery, Nagi Gompa.

Novice monks and nuns attend up to four 90-minute classes daily. secular academic studies, such as reading, writing, grammar, history and mathematics, are taught side-by-side with the traditional study of classic Buddhist scriptures, the ritual arts, liturgical chanting, as well as classes in Tibetan, Sanskrit and Nepali. The fundamentals of English are also taught.

Once the monks and nuns have completed their basic monastic education, they are offered the opportunity to enroll in the shedra, a six-year course of higher education in the advanced study of Buddhist tenets, philosophy and canonical scriptures.

The ultimate objective is they become excellent Tibetan Buddhism teachers so that they can pass on its profound wisdom to the future generations. The suggested contribution toward sponsoring a monk or a nun is one dollar per day, or $365 per year

 

Health Care Project

Tashi Delek USA has been working hand-in-hand with Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen, the volunteer-based non-profit organization based in Boudhanath, to provide health care to monks, nuns and socially disadvantaged people in Nepal.

The vaccination program for diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT) and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) for the monks and nuns at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, Nagi Gompa and Vajra Vahari Monastery has been successfully completed. The program is very important because most of these young children and adolescents had never obtained any early childhood vaccines.

Marsha Dupar of Shenpen conducted a health update on 80 of the 95 monks at KNSL Monastery under 20 years of age. “I can say that these monks are in remarkably good health. It is important to coordinate follow-up care for those monks who need medical attention for hearing/ear problems, vision/eye problems or other chronic illnesses.

In this picture, Tenzin Kunsang, who was formally ordained earlier in the day, is being measured by another monk. Tenzin Kunsang told us he was 8, but I think he’s probably six or seven years old at the most.”

 

Construction of the Vajra Vahari Monastery Medical Clinic

The objective of the Medical Clinic project at the Vajra Vahari Monastery, Chapagaun, Lalitpur, Nepal, is to provide free services to socially disadvantaged people in western allopathic, homeopathy, ayurvedic, Tibetan, and traditional Herbal Chinese medicine.

The first phase of construction has been completed. Nicky Glegg, the director of the clinic reported: “Work is underway preparing for a key element of the project, research on the effectiveness of the different medical traditions. For example acupuncture and homeopathy are very effective in tackling uterine prolapse (which affects 40% of all women in Nepal).

A professor of gynecology at Kathmandu Teaching Hospital told us: "Women with uterine prolapse suffer in silence and misery, unable to do their work effectively and slowly marginalized by their families. In the village[,] we took the mobile surgery unit to last month, a woman was living in the cowshed because of the condition. If we can find a way of tackling uterine prolapse without the need for surgery, we will change the lives of thousands of women".”

 

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 Tashi Delek USA is a non-profit organization registered in the Sate of California. It has been granted exemption from US income taxes as a public charity organization described in IRS code 501 c (3). Our tax identification number is EIN: 94-3404449.