Supporting our DCI Sangha
We are so fortunate to have four resident ordained Sangha members (one monk and three nuns) currently offering service at DCI in the roles of Resident Teacher, meditation leader, attendant and spiritual program coordinator. We rely on our Sangha to teach, lead pujas, do prayers, organize the program, organize volunteers and to help in many ways as caretakers of Dorje Chang Institute. Most of our resident Sangha rely on the support of our DCI community for food, shelter, medicine and other basic living expenses.
The Importance of Sangha
From the early days of the FPMT, monks and nuns have served tirelessly to help bring the benefit of the Buddha’s teachings to the far corners of this planet. Today, the FPMT International Mahayana Institute (IMI) community has over 300 monks and nuns who continue to serve throughout the FPMT in many capacities. The Sangha, by taking vows of renunciation, living in morality and having the space to focus on the Dharma, are an integral part of maintaining the existence of the Buddha’s teachings.
How You Can Help
If you would like to help support our resident DCI Sangha and create powerful merit by making a one-off or ongoing offering towards Sangha food, living expenses, or to support our Resident Teacher’s salary please consider helping using one of the following methods.
There are three methods for making donations.
- cash (in person) or cheque (in person or by post) made payable to “Dorje Chang Institute”
- online banking
- online with a credit card via secure Paypal (please be aware that Paypal take a percentage of each donation)
If you make a one-off or ongoing support donation, please email us with the date, amount and any dedications you have.
It is also possible to make a one-off or ongoing support secure online donation with a credit card using paypal (please note that paypal take a small percentage of each transaction). If you donate via paypal please select “DCI Sangha Support Fund.” You do not need a paypal account to make the donation.
Imagine if you offered the equivalent of the cost of a cup of coffee each week to supporting the basic needs of the Sangha. This would be something you could rejoice in everyday (a lot longer than the enjoyment of a cup of coffee would last).
Heartfelt Thanks from Rinpoche
“FPMT is extremely fortunate, unbelievably fortunate that we have many qualified teachers, resident teachers who…are not only scholars but are living in practice – that is an extremely important moral for us. So therefore the organization is very fortunate, extremely fortunate.”