Drepung Loseling Educational Fund was established in 1988 to preserve
traditional Tibetan culture by sponsoring a monk in training at
Drepung Loseling. Conditions in the Tibetan refugee camps in India
are basic, and the average family is poor.
monks born in India have little parental support, and depend almost
entirely upon the production of our small farm. Over half of our
population is comprised of recent refugees whose parents remain
in Chinese occupied Tibet; therefore, they cannot provide them with
support. We also have a number of young monks who are orphans.
Monastery accepts all sincere candidates regardless of their financial
situation and must support them by means of the proceeds of the
same small parcel of land provided to the original 216 Loseling
refugee monks. The Fund helps provide for the basic needs of food,
health care and education for these monks.