Residents of Lugsam Samduling Home for the Aged and Disabled in Bylakkupe, India.

The Social Services Fund sponsored five new rooms for elderly Tibetan refugees residing at the Lugsam Samduling Home for the Aged and Disabled in Bylakkupe, India.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche visited this home in 2016 and spent time with the forty-six residents who are living in extremely modest conditions, many with health issues due to the advanced age. 

The work begins on five much needed rooms at Lugsam Samduling Home for the Aged and Disabled.

Please rejoice that these new rooms are now being built and will be finished in approximately six months. Without homes and accommodation like this, many elderly first-wave Tibetan refugees have very little prospect of accommodation or support as many are without families of their own. Offering support in this way is one way that FPMT can help repay the kindness and bravery of the Tibetan people. Lama Zopa Rinpoche avows the profound importance of His Holiness, the Dharma Kings, Shantarakshita, Padmasambhava and the Tibetan people in general. He has said that, because of them, the “sun of Tibetan Buddhism has now risen in the West.”


FPMT Charitable Projects is honored to support the homes of the eldest and destitute Tibetan refugees. You can show your support by making a donation to the Social Services Fund.