«Wherever there is Sangha there the Dharma will flourish.»
For the Buddha-Dharma to flourish it is crucial to have monasteries, as they offer the best possible conditions for practice to those who have chosen a monastic way of life. The development of the monastery depends largely on the support of donors and volunteers.
The monastery building having been renovated in order to provide a basic residential area, gompa and library, we intend to enter the next phase of renovation so that we can welcome more nuns. This includes a new kitchen and several rooms, including a workshop.
We are fortunate that the monastery buildings are in the middle of 6 acres of countryside. This is a haven of nature conducive to recharging, meditation, and above all offering an ideal, peaceful haven for nuns to study, to practice, to offer service, and to work for the benefit of others. However, this spacious area requires quite a bit of maintenance.
Both for the building plans and the environmental plan, support is very welcome.
General financial support
Through recurrent 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.
Specific financial support
Regularly we need specific items. If you want to contribute to one of these, please go to our wish list (coming soon).
*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.
If you are interested in helping, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the volunteer coordinator at +33 (0) 683662215
Joining the team of volunteers for Dorje Pamo Nunnery 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.
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.
The work in progress and in the short term includes the finalization of the gompa (decoration of the altar and furnishing with tables, mats, cushions, etc.) and the library (making and installing shelves, recovering books and documents to be sorted according to nomenclature…). And the regular maintenance of the 6 hectares of land (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. You can come for a half-day, one or more days, or whenever you can to help with the various tasks.