There are many ways to support Thrangu Ko Jong Sherab Ling Nunnery. Besides supporting the new medical center project, one may wish to contribute to the daily costs of running the nunnery, or support a nun in three-year-retreat.What funding is needed at the Nunnery?
1. Food – Nuns at the monastery are nourished by the generosity of the townspeople. However, the influx of converting nuns to the monastery is creating a shortage of food. Currently over 100 nuns are relying on butter, cheese, and the slim donations they receive through begging.
2. Lamps, especially during pujas
3. Supplies for the kitchen and library
5. Monetary donations to cover the costs of heat, electricity, medicine, teaching material, and transportation
Itemized list of weekly expenses:
$25 – 5 lbs of butter
$25 – 3 lbs of Yak Dung used for heating
Itemized list of monthly expenses:
$65 – Electricity for one month in the few places they have any
$126 – Three round-trip bus fares (one month of transportation) to purchase needed supplies.
More sponsorship options:
$83 – Sponsor one individual for one month of their 3-year-retreat
$792 – Sponsor 10 Anis and 1 Master for one month of their 3-year-retreat.
$800 – Sponsor one Nun at the monastery for an entire year.
$1000 – Sponsor one individual for one year of their 3-year-retreat.
$3000 – Sponsor one individual for the entirety of their 3-year-retreat.
$4,752 – Sponsor 10 Ani and 1 Master for 6 months of their 3-year-retreat.
$9,504 – Sponsor 10 Ani and 1 Master for one year of their 3-year-retreat.