Donations to Shar Gaden to fight Covid
Food to less fortunate in Mongolia
Help to Dechen Nunnery
Please help the monks of Shar Gaden in these difficult times: appeal from Zasep Rinpoche
Please help the 154 Nuns of Zangskar Valley: a video appeal from Venerable Zasep Rinpoche
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Helping in the Himalayas

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About Gaden Relief

Gaden Relief Projects is a volunteer non-profit organization providing humanitarian aid to the sick and the needy and spiritual support to Buddhist communities in the Himalayan region and Mongolia — for the last 30 years. We help fill the urgent need of Buddhist communities and monastics with minimal support in remote areas. Since 1988, Gaden Relief has raised over $500,000 in donations — of which 95% reached people in need as direct aid.

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Relief Projects

Gaden Relief helps in four countries: India, Nepal, Mongolia and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, helping provide food, healthcare, daily necessities and spiritual care for remote Buddhist nuns and monks and schools. We've helped restore monasteries, provided health care for those in need, and provided emergency relief despite challenging natural and political obstacles. Current projects include an Indian monastery in need and the remote Nuns of Zanskar — among many other initiatives.

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Donations / Volunteers

Gaden Relief Projects works exclusively with unpaid volunteers. All donated funds reach those in need. Our volunteers even pay for their own travel and donate their time. How can you help? Monthly or one-time donations or any size are most welcome and helpful. Can you volunteer your time? Our registered charity relies on generous volunteers — and donars — to help the vulnerable and remote nuns and monks of the Himilayas.

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Helping children with special needs

The orphanage Khek Sonsoglin Berkhsheeltel takes care of deaf and disabled children. Sharp levels and poverty and changes to families, culture and traditional ways of life have made the lives of Mongolia’s poor orphans and the disabled very difficult. Please help these children with special needs.

Helping the remote nuns of Zanskar

Gaden Relief has been helping Buddhist nuns in Zangskar since 1991. After funding Karsha’s Chuchikjall (or ‘Chuchikzhal’) nunnery as a pilot program, the Zangskar Project now covers all ten nunneries that are spread across Zangskar’s 7000 sq. kilometers.

Helping the Nuns in Zanskar Valley

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Helping in remote ares of four countries


Helping in Remote Areas

Gaden Relief has helped with direct aid and relief since 1988 in many areas, including remote areas of India, Nepal, Mongolia and the Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

Project volunteer Irina Safonova with the young nuns of Zanskar, a remote nunnery in India.

Helping in India

Gaden Relief’s Zangskar Project is funding nunneries in a remote region of northern India called Zangskar Valley, in the state of Ladakh.


Helping in Mongolia

Gaden Relief’s Mongolia Project was started immediately after Ven. Zasep Rinpoche’s first visit to Mongolia in 2003. We have helped with orphanages, education funds and water systems among many other initiatives.

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