Helping Tibetans and Mongolians
preserve their unique cultures.
Buddhism in Action
Because we were moved by the suffering of Tibetans throughout
Asia, and having recognized our tremendous debt to the ordained
and lay communities of Tibetan Buddhists in keeping the rich teachings
of the Tibetan lineage of Buddhism alive, the Gaden Relief Projects
focus on alleviating their material needs. Gaden Relief is also
helping Buddhists in India and Mongolia because of their deep
spiritual links to Tibet.
Gaden Relief has become famous, despite its modest size, for its
efforts in channeling medicine and funds to the Tibetan refugee
community-in-exile and to monasteries in Tibet, India and Mongolia.
Since 1988, Gaden Relief has raised over $500,000 in donations,
of which over 95% reached Tibetans and Mongolians in the form
of direct aid. Our very low overhead is possible because we are
run 100% by volunteers.
Some of the institutions we have supported:
- Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Ulan Bator,
Choir, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
- Chuchikjall Nunnery, Zangskar, India
Drepung Loseling Monastic University, Mundgod, India
- Geden Choling Nunnery, Dharamsala, India
- Samten Choling Nunnery, Dharamsala, India
- Sera Jhe Health Care Centre, Bylakuppe,
- SerJey Denma Khangtsen, Bylakuppe, India
- Zuru Monastery, Kham, Tibet
Relief is non-sectarian in its outlook. Beneficiaries have come
from all four major Tibetan Buddhist sects.
The volunteer managers are:
- Zasep Rinpoche, Spiritual Director
- Evan Zaleschuk, Zadoh Coordinator
- Kim Gutschow, Zangskar Coordinator
- Matthew Richards, Mongolia Coordinator
The current members of Gaden Relief's Board of Directors
- Zasep Rinpoche
- Evan Zaleschuk
- Matthew Richards
- Matt King
- Irene Cortes
- Stephen Tang
Relief Projects is a registered Canadian charity. We
are authorized to issue Canadian tax receipts for most donations
to Gaden Relief Projects. Gaden Relief began as part of
the Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation
Centre in Toronto, Canada, but now is a separately incorporated
charity registered with the Canadian government. Our charity number
is 85585 4972 RR0001.
If you would like more information, or are
interested in supporting the program contact
us by email. Or write to us; our postal address is:
637 Christie Street
we cannot be contacted by phone or fax.