The Healing Buddha Foundation supports impoverished refugee mothers and their children by providing funds for housing and education.
We are asking for your support for our Tibetan Children Scholarship Project.
Children in Tibetan families have a special role in preserving the culture, the Buddhist Heritage and the language. Therefore, it is crucial to fund and provide the opportunities for
the refugee children to receive an education in their own language.
Tenzin Passang, a grateful graduate from the Scholarship Program.
- "It's people like you who gives light to people's dream and hopes. I am so grateful for that.
I hope I can be one of those who also shows other the light to their dreams and happiness.
I will be one day."
In exile children have the possibility to learn in their own language, something that is becoming exceedingly difficult and rare in Tibet under Chinese regime, as discussed by Sophie Richardson in LA Times. “In Tibet. It’s a crime to even talk about the value of mother-tongue education”, hence it is essential to fund and provide opportunities for refugee families to protect their heritage and culture.read more
The Human Rights Watch organization found that China’s “bilingual education” policy has accelerated the demise of Tibetan-medium instruction in primary schools in Tibetan areas.
Many families leave Tibet or send their children away from their homes. They take dangerous long trips to escape Tibet and often live in poverty in exile.read more
Many Tibetan children, both boys and girls, are named Tenzin. Tenzin (Standard Tibetan:
བསྟན་འཛིན) is a Tibetan given name, considered auspicious. It means "the holder of Buddha Dharma". The given name of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, is also Tenzin བསྟན་འཛིན , Tenzin Gyatso.
We want to share with you some of the life stories of the Tibetan refugee children and give you an opportunity to read the original “thank you” letters from the children sent to the generous donors who have supported them and helped their families
Finishing her MA degree in sociology in Jawarharlal Nehru University.
Hope my letter find you in best health. My name is Tenzin Passang. I did my MA sociology from Jawarharlal Nehru University (jnu). This is my final semester and I am graduating in a month. I plan to work from now on and gain some experience from the field. I couldn't successfully finish my studies without your help. This letter conveys my greatest gratitude to you and all the people behind me who had my back. For that I sincerely thank you so much. It's people like you who gives light to people's dream and hopes. I am so grateful for that.
I hope I can be one of those who also shows other the light to their dreams and happiness. I will be one day.
I end my letter of gratitude here with prayers. Thank you
With regards Tenzin Passang
My name is Tenzin Kunga and I am a Tibetan boy living in Dharamshala and going to a Tibetan school here.
I like swimming and I love going to swimming with my sister and my parents.
I live in a small town called Dharamshala in north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh with my small family. Our small family include my parents, me and my younger sister. My parents are working in a NGO as Tailors and my younger sister goes to the same school that I attend.
I am suffering from Haemophilia, a rare disorder in which blood doesn't clot normally because it lacks sufficient blood-clotting proteins (clotting factors). Treatment is costly as it includes regular replacement of the specific clotting factor that is reduced.
I aim to become a good teacher and I am interested in going to school and learn regularly. However, the prevalent conditions regarding my health and its treatment I miss my classes, with your help i hope to bring some changes in my condition.
The Healing Buddha Foundation has been helping me and my family for some time now and has been generously providing us with a monthly aid of 100 dollars per two month which proves a great help as my parent have a meagre income working as tailors.
Left her home in Tibet when she was 11 to study in India.
Wants to be a social worker and studies now at St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous) in year 2017
I’m Gela Sangmo from a small village in Tibet Lithang called Golok.
At age of eleven (2006) I left my family members and came to India to study. I joined the TCV school Gopalpur, which is Tibetan school located in the North India. It’s very good opportunity for me to study there because I don’t have to pay fees for my study and without any problems I completed my till class 10 over there in year 2015, after that I chose science as my further study, so I came to South India and study in TCV Bylakuppe, which is again Tibetan school, were I can study freely. I completed my PUC in year 2017.
Then came to college life, which was a tough task for me, as for the college I have to pay the fees and I don’t have like other students who had their parent besides them and guid them in everything and also don’t have to worry about the fees. I have my uncle here in India, but he is a monk and he did’nt earn anything, he study in the monastery. My parent and my sister are there in Tibet and they do the agriculture, which didn’t earm much income, just enough for them to have basic needs in home, so I never asked the for the study fees. I’m grateful enough for them to sent me in India for study.
I always appreciate those people who can help others to help themselves. This appreciation in mind brought me up in a such person that I want to be a person like them, who can help those who need help, so after my PUC I chose Social Work as my profession and joined St. Joseph’s College (Autonomous) in year 2017 and no I’m doing my second year. I want to continue my study in this profession and want to become a person who can help people in need in such a way that they can be dependent on themselves. The feeling of been help by other when you need in help is great, so everyone is same like that, so I want to put my hand to other and make them happy, so education is the key to success my goal, so I need your help. I will be very grateful for you, if you could help in my further study.
For the past 10 years Rinpoche has been assisting refugee families and their children. Please join our efforts, your contribution will help Phakyab Rinpoche to continue his mission to reduce suffering in the world and support impoverished Tibetan families in Tibet and in exile.
As a Foundation we want to extend our deepest gratitude to our donors for their generosity throughout the years. We hope that you will continue
to support the young refugee Tibetan children and their refugee families.
Note: Healing Buddha Foundation is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3).