Orient Foundation For Arts and Culture
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Choose 'Make a donation' to donate in support of the foundation’s Gompa – Tibetan Monastery Services partnership with the monasteries and nunneries of India and Nepal. If your donation is for a specific Gompa partner monastery / nunnery or event, please refer to the information below.
For over 30 years the Orient Foundation for Arts and Culture (www.orient.org) has worked in partnership with the eminent lineage holders and senior lamas of the monasteries and nunneries of India and Nepal to help conserve, revitalise and increase worldwide access to the rich and sophisticated heritage of Tibetan classical knowledge, art and culture.
Gompa – Tibetan Monastery Services (www.gompaservices.com), a ground-breaking initiative supported by H.H. the Dalai Lama and senior lamas of all traditions, is providing a range of online services in partnership with over fifty-five of the major monasteries and nunneries of India and Nepal. The online services include webcasts of teachings by eminent lamas, arrangement of prayers and pujas, and the sending of offerings and donations with no transfer fees. Concurrently, the Gompa partnership is also increasing the educational and scholastic research resources available in the monasteries and nunneries and helping to fund environmental and social welfare projects both within each partner monastery and nunnery and within the local communities which they serve. It is the aim of the Gompa partnership to provide online services, and the related educational and social welfare benefits, to as many as possible of the monasteries and nunneries throughout India and Nepal.
Information for donations to a specific Gompa partner monastery / nunnery or event:
In the 'Leave a message' box, please provide your donation details (note there is a limit of 255 characters):
- for an Event Donation: your Sponsor ID, the Event ID* and the monastery / nunnery (*Event ID is displayed under Show Details for the Event)
- for an Offering to Sangha: your Sponsor ID, the purpose of the offering and the monastery / nunnery
When completing your donation on the 'A few more details' page, if you need to enter a non-UK address please select the link '>Enter address manually'. Please be aware that your payment will be transacted in GBP.
Donation acknowledgements will be forwarded to you, as usual, when these are received from the monastery / nunnery.
Optionally, additional information such as dedications, etc can be sent by email to liaison[at]gompaservices.com. Please include the event ID in your email.
The Classical Tibetan Knowledge Archive and Multimedia Study Resource. Since the early 1990s, the Orient Foundation for Arts and Culture has assisted in creating multimedia documentation centres and digital libraries in the monasteries and nunneries of India and Nepal and has worked in cooperation with the senior lamas of all traditions and the partner monasteries to build the Classical Tibetan Knowledge Archive and Multimedia Study Resource, which is now one of the largest multimedia archives of Tibetan cultural resources in the world. Currently, the archive includes more than 22,100 hours of recordings of oral commentaries to the key classical texts of Indo-Tibetan culture by many of the greatest masters, scholars, doctors, and artists of the 20th century, many of whom completed their studies in Tibet before 1959. The archive is available online (see www.tibetan-knowledge.org) serving over 30,000 monks, nuns and artists and academia worldwide; and new documentation of lineage teachings, monastic special events and classical arts traditions are being recorded and continuously integrated into the archival collections.