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Supporting our DCI Sangha

We are so fortunate to have two resident ordained Sangha members (one monk and one nun) currently offering service at DCI in the roles of Resident Teacher and Spiritual Program Coordinator. We rely on our Sangha to teach, lead pujas, dedicate prayers, organize the program, organize volunteers and to help in many ways as caretakers of Dorje Chang Institute. 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 four methods for making donations.

  1. cash (in person)
  2. online banking facilitated by POLi
  3. online banking (manually)
  4. online with a credit card or PayPal account via secure PayPal (please be aware that PayPal take a percentage of each donation)

If you would like to make a donation via online banking facilitated by POLI, online banking manually or PayPal with a credit card or account please click the button below.

If you make a one-off or ongoing support donation, please email us with the date, amount and any dedications you have.


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

Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche: “From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank very much all the Sangha who for so many years, not only living in, guarding, your vows, but able to benefit others – doing retreat continuously for many years or doing social service, doing hard work at the center, doing service to sentient beings and teachings of the Buddha, which is service to our guru, His Holiness Dalai Lama.”

“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.”

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