The Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling Monastery is a very small, modest monastery of only around one hundred monks. The majority of the monks come from Tibet, India and Mongolia. A great many of the monks are from very poor families and as such are unable to pay for their food, shelter or study, contributing instead by sharing in the daily running of the monastery.
The upkeep and maintenance of elderly and dilapidated buildings, the provision of an adequate diet for the monks, and the cost of good medical care, places a daily burden upon the monastery.
Dedicated as it is to meditation, study and spiritual training, the monastery must rely upon the support of kind and charitable donations.
Thank you for your interest in the Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling Monastery. If you would like to provide support for the monastery, a donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated.
Your assistance would help to provide for example; for 1 monk:
Food for one month rs.840 ($18.5 \ €13 \ £11)*
Clothes for one month rs.140 ($3 \ €2 \ £2)*
Health care for one month rs.200 ($4.5 \ €4.5 \ £2.5)*
Books and stationary for one month rs.85 ($2 \ €1 \ £1)*
A donation of rs.15,000 ($333 \ €230 \ £200)* would support one monk for one year at the monastery.
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*(Amounts given in Indian Rupees, and alternatives depending upon exchange rates).
Ways to donate
Make a bank transfer:
If you would like to make a bank transfer, it is possible to wire your donation directly to our bank account in India. (We recommend that you check with your bank as to what charges may be made for the transfer):
Name: Jonang Takten Phuntsok Chosling Cultural Society,
Tibetan Buddhist Monastery
Bank name: State Bank of India
Branch name: Shimla Main Branch
Account No: 10835936977
Branch code: 0718
SWIFT code: SBININBB288
If you wish, please specify how you would like your donation to be used. We would like to ensure that we use every donation for the use it is intended.
Also, when making a donation via bank transfer, it is recommended to alert the monastery via e-mail so that we may confirm the receipt of your donation.
Phone: +91 117 2841410 (office)
+91 177 2645280 (mobile)
Address: Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling
Tibetan Buddhist Monastery,
Or send a cheque:
If you wish to post a donation to the monastery, please make cheques payable to:
Name: Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling Cultural Society
Postal address: Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling
Tibetan Buddhist Monastery,
Alternatively, anonymous donations also accepted, and gratefully received.
All the monks of the Jonang Takten Phuntsok Choeling Monastery offer their blessings and our most sincere appreciation.
Jonang Takten Phuntsok Chosling Cultural Society
Registered under the Societies Registration Act. XXI-1860. No. S-37/2001