Pangan Monastery is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist monastery in the Kullu district of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. The monastery sits perched on the side of a steep cliff overlooking the Beas river valley in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Pangan Monastery was established in 1965 and is currently home to more than 110 monks and nuns, ranging in age from 20 to 80. In 2014, the monastery developed plans to build a school for young children from the surrounding region. There would be facilities for 30 students who would live at the school and receive a traditional monastic education in the authentic Tibetan language. Construction began that year, and the grand opening of the Pangan Monastery Ngoedup Choeling School was held in June 2017. Today, there are 19 students ranging in age from 5 to 17, and new students continue to arrive from throughout the Himalayan region.
The monastery pays for all expenses to maintain and operate the school, but is seeking western sponsors to provide funds for the children’s housing, food, clothing and medical expenses. These costs average $50 per student per month, however any amount of financial support you can provide would be deeply appreciated.
Sponsors who are interested can develop a relationship with their students by sharing pictures, letters or sending small gifts or other types of support. This is truly a joyful experience for the sponsors and the kids are so happy and proud to know they have someone in the world who cares.
Please consider sponsoring a young Tibetan Buddhist monk at the Pangan Monastery Ngoedup Choeling School
A $600 donation will provide an education, housing, food, clothing and medical expenses for one young monk for an entire year.
A $50 donation will provide an education, housing, food, clothing and medical expenses for one young monk for one month.
Any amount of financial support you can provide would be deeply appreciated.