2022 Update: Covid virus Omicron is rampant in Dharamsala where many of our sponsored destiture refugee monks and nuns are living. We are working on increasing our ability to help with medical emergencies and treatment for covid and other illnesses. We hope you will join us. We are grateful for any donation amount. You can click donation link above or mail donation. Pls contact office for additional information.
In 1998 we created The Emergency Fund after His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Dept of Religion requested our assistance for destitute refugee monks and nuns arriving and living in northern India and remote Nepal. This fund assists with emergency medical needs and ongoing chronic medical needs of refugee monks and nuns, often themselves torture survivors. Also, many do not adjust well to the hot and humid climate in India and suffer from TB, Hepatitis B, skin and stomach illnesses. This is a very important fund and we are grateful for donations of any amount.