Educational Hall for Tibetan monks

Update posted by Iuliia Kapranova On Nov 27, 2015

Hello, my name is Iuliia.
I am doing volunteer work to help Tibetan refugee monks.
Below you can read the information, which was taken from the official site:

Gaden Jangtse Hardong Khangtsen is still the smallest and the poorest Khangtsen of Gaden monastery in exile.

The old Prayer Hall was built in 1972 when Gaden Monastery was re-established in India.

Prayer halls were built very quickly from the cheapest and poorest quality materials because at this time there was a massive inflow of refugee-monks from Gaden Monastery in Tibet. An important issue arose for the monastery administration: how to place all monks and provide everyone with accommodation and all the things needed. The Tibetan government in exile did not have enough means to provide aid to the monks. Therefore each monastery had to build small praying rooms individually and "with own hands".

For the last 40 years, the number of monks increased and another issue arose: How to place all the monks in the prayer hall.

From that time, the building underwent several reconstructions. But unfortunately it is not possible to maintain it in a usable condition. Walls and ceilings are decaying, small insects have almost completely “eaten away” window frames, ancient thankas, the altar etc.

Earlier, when new monks came to Jangtse Hardong Kangtsen, due to lack of space they had to be sent to other Kangtsen of the monastery, which obviously influenced on following the traditions. Now, after successfully finishing the construction of the monastery hostel, which took several years, thanks to your donations and purchase of land plots for a new prayer hall, a hope to recreate traditions and provide monks with all necessary items for Buddhist study and ritual practices has appeared.

We have purchased a plot of land for construction of a new prayer hall. However, we still need funds to complete this project which afterwards will become an important center for study and practice.

And when the construction of the prayer hall is completed, we will invite all of you to see by yourselves your good deeds - in a new prayer hall!

Please consider making a donation today.

We thank you for every your generosity which will allow the monks to accomplish their dream – a spacious Prayer Hall.

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