Gaden Relief Projects
Helping to preserve Tibetan culture in India, Mongolia and Tibet
Current Projects

Helping in Three Countries

The Tibetan and Mongolian people have suffered many hardships under communist control. Tibet was invaded by the People’s 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 Mongolia projects.


Buddhist 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 than monks.

Gaden 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.

Click here for more information about the Zangskar Project.

Yes! I want to help! Your donations will go directly to Tibetans, Mongolians and Zangskaris in need. Gaden Relief has a sterling record of putting over 95% of donations to work. All of our staff are volunteers and pay their own expenses. You are assured that your donations will be put to maximum effect to help those who need it. Donate now.