Some of the monks of Thame Monastery.

The Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund was very pleased to offer a grant for over US$10,000 to Thame Monastery in the Solo Khumbu District of Nepal. The grant will cover the cost of food for all the monks during 2018. The monastery houses nine elderly and thirteen young monks. Thame Monastery is one of the oldest in the region, and is famous for the annual Mani Rimdu Festival.

Thame Monastery

Lama Zopa Rinpoche was born in Thame which is located very close to Lawudo. FPMT is very happy to support the Sangha of Thame through this offering of food, to contribute to holy object restoration in the area through a recent grant for a large stupa which is being rebuilt in the area, and through support following destruction due to the 2015 earthquake which devastated the area. 

If you want to help Sangha, please learn more about the Supporting Ordained Sangha Fund and the ways it supports monasteries and nunneries around the world.