Bodhi Seeds

By giving to Bodhi Seeds, you can provide much-needed support to the Rumtek Monastery community in Sikkim, India. Your donations support health care provided through Tso Jey Medical Clinic, established in 2011 by Bodhi Seeds, and covers the basic needs of children and monastics living at Rumtek.

Rumtek Monastery holds a special place in the heart of Nalandabodhi.  Rumtek was established by His Holiness the 16th Karmapa, was the home of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche from childhood until young adulthood, and houses the Karma Shri Nalanda Institute of Higher Buddhist studies where several of our Nalandabodhi teachers were formally trained. Offering support to Bodhi Seeds is a way of giving back to the community that has courageously preserved and passed on the lineage of teachings that Nalandabodhi now offers in the 21st century.

Acharya Tashi Wangchuk, Bodhi Seeds administrator, regularly visits Rumtek Monastery and community.  He reports that the Rumtek community finds the Tso Jey Clinic extremely helpful and good for the monks. They are very appreciative, saying that a “good job” had been done to establish the clinic and keep it running. They are happy with the doctor who serves them weekly. The nurse is available for any drop-in health care issues throughout the week. The clinic is kept very clean by a housekeeper!

Tso Jey Clinic administrators are requesting help to establish specialty clinics to provide care for adults and children suffering from skin diseases, dental decay, and eye problems. Bodhi Seeds is requesting help from International groups to enlist the services of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

“Genuine altruism comes from a state of equanimity. We’re at peace with ourselves and content with what we have. Having overcome self-fixation, we’re relaxed and happy. Giving is effortless and a source of joy.”
– Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche