Helping in Three Countries
Tibetan and Mongolian people have suffered many hardships under
communist control. Tibet was invaded by the Peoples Republic
of China and 80,000 fled for India and Nepal. Tibet has a unique
expression of buddhism that can trace unbroken lineages all the
way back to the time of Buddha 2500 years ago. Tibetans are working
hard to preserve their religion and their many forms of cultural
expression. They are also educating their youth to be conversant
in a modern, increasingly inter-connected and technological world.
For 50 years a form of Tibetan buddhism practised
in Mongolia was repressed by that country's government. Following
the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of Soviet influence,
Mongolians are free once again to rebuild their monasteries and
practice their form of buddhism.
Through Gaden Relief, Tibetans and Mongolians are receiving help to preserve
their culture and prepare for the future. You can help..
Tibet is where it all started for Gaden Relief. We have been active in eastern Tibet since 1988. Our varied project activities have included the restoration of monasteries, the provision of health care to the poor, the care of seniors, the support of a nunnery, and, more recently, the provision of relief aid in the wake of the devastating earthquakes that struck in 2010.
For more information about our projects in Tibet, please click here.
Buddhism is resprouting in Mongolia after more
than 50 years of government repression, and Gaden Relief is there
to help. Since 2004, we funded various projects in Mongolia to improve and rebuild monasteries, to provide shelter to homeless families, and to help ordinary Mongolians rediscover their Buddhist heritage.
Click here for information on the Gaden Relief's
nuns have few sources of support and can afford little for food,
clothing or other necessities. Health is also a serious problem:
tuberculosis and malnutrition are endemic. It is also an unfortunate
commonplace that nuns receive poorer education, funding and facilities
Relief's Zangskar Project is funding nunneries in a remote region
of northern India called Zangskar, in the state of Ladakh. Dr. Kim
Gutschow of Williams College has been studying and working with
the nuns of the area since 1991. Each year she brings to the nuns
and other nearby nunneries such items as needed woodstoves and supplies.
here for more information about the Zangskar Project.