Gaden Relief is the charitable humanitarian organisation founded by Ven. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Lama who has been teaching in the west for over 30 years. Gaden Relief helps Tibetan refugees in exile as well as giving assistance to communities in India, Tibet and Mongolia.
The following is taken from http://www.gadenrelief.org/ ….. (click on this URL or on Rinpoches picture to visit the Gaden Relief website)
“Because we were moved by the suffering of Tibetans throughout Asia, and having recognized our tremendous debt to the ordained and lay communities of Tibetan Buddhists in keeping the rich teachings of the Tibetan lineage of Buddhism alive, the Gaden Relief Projects focus on alleviating their material needs. Gaden Relief is also helping Buddhists in India and Mongolia because of their deep spiritual links to Tibet.
Gaden Relief has become famous, despite its modest size, for its efforts in channeling medicine and funds to the Tibetan refugee community-in-exile and to monasteries in Tibet, India and Mongolia. Since 1988, Gaden Relief has raised over $500,000 in donations, of which over 95% reached Tibetans and Mongolians in the form of direct aid. Our very low overhead is possible because we are run 100% by volunteers.
Some of the institutions we have supported:
Amarbayasgalant Monastery, Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Delgeruun Choir, Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Chuchikjall Nunnery, Zangskar, India
Drepung Loseling Monastic University, Mundgod, India
Geden Choling Nunnery, Dharamsala, India
Samten Choling Nunnery, Dharamsala, India
Sera Jhe Health Care Centre, Bylakuppe, India
SerJey Denma Khangtsen, Bylakuppe, India
Zuru Monastery, Kham, Tibet
Nepal earthquake appeal, Nepal
Gaden Relief is non-sectarian in its outlook. Beneficiaries have come from all four major Tibetan Buddhist sects.”