His Eminence Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche’s family monastery in Tromge, Kham (eastern Tibet) and Amrita hold a special connection. This is primarily through our practice of Chenrezig which belongs to a unique cycle preserved at Tromge for some centuries. Lama Padma and a few sangha members received this cycle directly from the lineage holder on a pilgrimage there in 2004.
We are delighted to learn recently that a school dedicated to literacy skills and Buddhist study has been re-established in Tromge with about two dozen students. After the pilgrimage in 2004, the Tromge nomad community was able to acquire adjacent land and offer it back to the monastery. The current building structure is very small and was previously a chicken coop!
As you can see in the photos, the students study in very basic conditions and there is much to be done. It is our great fortune that Lama Padma will be able to take our contributions directly to the monastery when he joins the next pilgrimage. Even a small contribution can go a long way in fortifying and expanding the building as well as providing necessary study materials and supplies for both teachers and students. After so many years of students studying in their housing quarters, to be able to have a building specifically designated for the dharma education is heartening. Not only is this project a clear sign for the continuing propagation of dharma, but it also ensures that young people can receive a traditional Buddhist education with all the support and blessings of the lamas and the lineage. Your contribution will directly help the Buddhadharma to grow in a whole new generation. The merit is potentially limitless.