Charitable Projects

Samten Tse Charitable Society

Samten Tse Charitable Society was founded in 1993 under the leadership of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen, Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche and Jetsün Dechen Paldrön.  The vision of the organization is to support charitable projects and other organizations whose works aim to improve the living conditions of populations based in India, Tibet and other Himalayan regions and also to support the growth of buddhadharma in individual communities large and small.  Since its conception, STCS has been able to realize its vision by helping hundreds of individuals and many organizations by providing funding for development, food, medicine and medical care, education and sponsorships of individuals, monasteries and supporting organizations that help others. Today Samten Tse Charitable Society is under the Mindrolling International umbrella, serving to support all its charitable activities under the groupings of Shri Dharma Sagara projects which aims to support the preservation and flourishing of buddhadharma; Shri Dipam projects which aims to support community development through the funding of water wells, local community development and building schools and monastic centers as well as support for the elderly, education and preservation of art and culture; Ayujnana projects which supports the building of medical clinics, the Hansen Disease project for the treatment of leprosy and support for that community as well the newest project ― the support of the animal rescue and treatment facility.

Samten Tse Charitable Society is registered as a private non-profit organization in 8 countries: India, USA, France, Greece, Germany, Czech Republic and Denmark. They are under the direction of Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche, Jetsün Dechen Paldrön and a Board of Directors in the respective countries in which it operates.

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Photo: Nuns of Samten Tse working at one of the communities which receive support.

Two new important projects that need your support

Samten Tse Charitable Society is looking for sponsors whose donations will help with two important projects. Please consider becoming a sponsor by making monthly contributions or by making a one-time donation to these projects.

Shri Dipam ‘Geso Project’ ― Support for the Elderly

Please help us support approximately 100 elderly people who are Tibetan refugees living in refugee colonies in India. They are all usually over the age of 70 and without family who could help support or care for them and they would not otherwise receive any assistance. Many of them are refugees who have no family or homes of their own and have severe health related problems. We strive to pay the equivalent of $50 per month to each person within the program and with this small amount of money they are able to live a decent life and receive adequate medical care. The Samten Tse nuns supervise and are actively engaged in this project directly providing funds to the Tibetan Women’s Organization who are then able, to not only give the funds to each person but also help look after and provide in home care for those elderly refugees who require it.

The Ayujnana Project ― Animal Care and Refuge Center

A new initiative under the Ayujnana Project helps support an existing animal care and refuge center near Dehradun, India. The center currently cares for more than 100 dogs and puppies as well as numerous cows and water buffalo. All of these animals would certainly die if not rescued and tended to by the animal center. The center provides a safe place for the animals to live, food and medical attention and does not euthanize them. The caretakers do their best to provide a safe haven and love under very difficult circumstances and with very little money. The nuns of Samten Tse have begun to visit the center monthly, helping with food and care.

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