« Wherever there is Sangha there the Dharma will flourish »
To establish this community, all kinds of help are needed: financial, material, and others. The development of the monastery depends largely on the support of volunteers and generous donors.
The buildings have not been maintained for many years; they require major renovations involving significant costs. To meet these needs, we depend entirely on the generosity and kind support of donors. These benefactors are convinced that, for the Buddha-Dharma to flourish, it is crucial to have these kinds of places, as they offer the best possible conditions for practice to those who have chosen a monastic way of life.
There are many ways you can help:
Give your time and skills
On a regular or occasional basis for the renovations or the upkeep of the monastery.
Through regular donations or whenever you choose. If you live in France, 66% of your donation is tax deductible.*
Spread the word about us
Share information about Dorje Pamo Monastery on social networks.
*A one-time donation allows you to specify the amount of your choice. You can renew it according to your wishes and financial abilities. After tax deduction (in France), your 100€ donation actually costed you 34€. We deliver tax receipts to the individuals who contribute to the monastery’s funding.
Make a donation
With PayPal Or (at a lower cost) with HelloAsso
If you are interested in helping, please email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call the volunteer coordinator at +33 (0) 668642628
Joining the team of volunteers for Dorje Pamo Monastery means working for the benefit of the Sangha, which makes it possible to generate a great quantity of virtuous energy; in other words, an immense accumulation of merit.
It means being part of this great family of people who share Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s vision of enlightenment for all living beings, and who work to make this vision a reality in their own lives and in the lives of others.
It also means working together in a fun way and with kindness. The atmosphere is relaxed and joyful, and everyone works at their own pace and participates according to their skills and availability.
For the moment, the nuns are not yet living onsite and there are no resident volunteers… And there is a lot to do! This is why we are asking for your help, whether on a regular or occasional basis.
What needs to be done?
Paperwork, helping with the renovations, translating documents, and maintaining the grounds and buildings are just some of the ways volunteers can help.
We organize about 4 to 5 major events per year where we try to bring together as many people as possible. Some volunteers come at other times depending on their availability, either individually or in small groups.
In 2018, the main action planned for volunteers will be helping with renovation work, such as painting, installing the wood floors, and other jobs that can be done by volunteers. The major repairs are being done by professionals.
As soon as spring arrives, volunteers will also be needed to help with the grounds (woods, orchards, and meadows).
How does it work in practice?
We have a list of volunteers that we email to tell them about the main event days. These days are also announced on social media. See our Facebook page.
You can come for a half-day, one or more days, or whenever you can to help with the various tasks. Volunteers are managed by the head of the Monastery (Venerable Chantal Dekyi) and the volunteer coordinator (Marie-Christine Hélari).
During our main event days, everyone brings a dish to share and we have lunch in a friendly atmosphere.