Bodhi Seeds - Seeds of Enlightenment was founded by The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche to help with the many needs of monastic and lay community in the Himalayan Regions of India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet.
Bodhi Seeds supports monasteries and lay communities with medical care, education, and other basic necessities of life.
Bodhi Seeds finds sponsors for the children whose Families are unable to send their children to School.
Thus far, Bodhi Seeds has provided resources in the form of supporting one community to set up and operate a medical clinic that serves monastic, women, men, children, and elderly in the surrounding community. It has also supported the monastics' daily living personal needs including travel stipends for family visits. And, as already mentioned, it has located sponsors for children's education.
Bodhi Seeds goal is to continue these endeavors, to equip the clinic to serve women's needs, and to offer basic health education classes for the monastics to enable them to better serve the community as front line health care advocates and monitors for themselves and the community.
Our Current Projects
Bodhi Seeds is engaged in funding initiatives at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India, one of the most important seats of the Kagyu lineage. Rumtek Monastery was built in the 1960's at the behest of His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa.
Rumtek is the International Kagyu Headquarters from which lineage activities have manifested throughout the world. Here the younger generation of Kagyu masters are being trained in the traditional study and meditation practices which have been taught for the last 900 years.
Future goals for Bodhi Seeds are to broaden even further, including facilitating the growth of community centers and clinics in other Himalayan areas. Bodhi Seeds aspires to continue to consider new project requests that arise from a direct connection with the people in those communities that need its support.
Visit Our Bodhi Seeds Website
For more information about Bodhi Seeds, our projects, and how to help, please visit our website at www.bodhiseeds.org.