Helping Us

Sponsor a monk through our Monastic Leaders Program

IMG_2285IBA’s Monastic Leaders Program trains talented graduates from a selection of monastic philosophical colleges to become textual and oral translators, administrators and teachers to serve their monasteries and the wider dharma community.  You can make a basic or full sponsorship pledge for a year or more, or alternatively you may wish to give a one-time donation for an amount of your choice.

Basic sponsorship of US$85 per month/$1020 per year will cover one monk’s basic needs such as food and accommodation.

Full sponsorship of US$150 per month/US$1800 per year will completely support one monk’s basic living costs plus a proportion of the annual educational costs of the Monastic Leaders Program.

Sponsor a text translation

With US$160 you can sponsor the translation of one page of a Tibetan text of your choice. This includes salaries for the monastic scholars, the translators and the editors, as well as a percentage for the Chodung Karmo translation group. There are three levels of sponsorship:

Patron: sponsor the translation of an entire text
Sponsor: donate for any number of pages to be translated
Supporter: donate any amount towards Chodung Karmo’s translation projects.

Wellbeing of our monastic students

The IBA Student Health and Wellbeing Association was founded at the request of Khenpo Ngawang Jorden in 2010 for the express purpose of assisting with students’ medical needs.  Donations will directly benefit students on the Monastic Leaders Program. All funds received will be spent solely on essential medial items and treatment.