Monday, November 02, 2009

Help provide an administrative computer to the Gaden Shartse Monastery in exile

Dear Friends of
In these very difficult times we are requesting your help... not for ourselves but for a very special Tibetan institution seeking to survive and evolve n exile.

Bottom Line: We are looking to raise $1300 in donations to purchase a very important computer for the Gaden Shartse Monastery in Exile in southern India. We believe this computer is very important to meeting the goals of the new Abbott in modernizing the administration of this 600 year old institution.

By "teaching a man to fish we feed him for a lifetime".

The Gaden Shartse Monastery ( ) was originally founded in 1409 in Tibet. Following the Chinese Incursion of 1959, the monastery was destroyed and only a fraction of the 3000 monks survived. The monastery has since been re-established in exile in southern India and is the home to the monks which visit our community and many others in the US annually to share their beautiful wisdom arts and culture.

Our organization is a 501C3 Corporation dedicated to Bridging Tibetan communities in exile - one Tibetan at a Time, One Computer at a time. Your Donations are tax deductible and go directly to the bottom line.

Technology is our weapon of choice in the plight of injustices faced by the Tibetan people. The monasteries in exile are the heart and presevation of this ancient lineage and wisdom trandition. Those of us working in the technology industries may surely appreciate how easy and effective it is for us to obtain computers here.

Please read the request for this computer and how it will be used at the Gaden Shartse Monastery in exile. Having visited the monastery myself, I can assure you personally this computer will be FULLY utilized.

Unless otherwise requested will include all donors names to the monastery Abbott with the offering of funds for this computer.

Donations may be sent to:
228 Commerical Street #78
Nevada City, CA 95959

We are also approved to receive donations via Network for Good. Visit

We are also able to receive donations via Paypal to the email address If you would like to make a donation via paypal, simply email us with your donation amount and we will send you an invoice for payment via credit card in Paypal. No Paypal membership is required.

Finally I would like to thank you all for your continued support and dedication to the Tibetan people. We are all constantly giving and we understand times are tight. Please don't underestimate the impact of event the smallest of donations... $5 - $10 and $20 really adds up. And if you would like to make a donation in someone else's name, just let us know and we will send them a thank card.

Tashi Delek,
Melanie Sullivan,


To one of the newly established department of the monastery, they need to by complete computer system for their daily work.

This departments main work is to check the daily attendance in the debate session thus they need to a computer system to keep all the data and prepare reports.

Beside that this department is also engaged in revise the book of daily and regular programs followed in Gaden Shartse.

Cost breakup of the computer system and the equipments:

For one computer system INR 29,300/=
For the UPS (un-interrupted power supply system) INR 18,100/=
For computer table, small cupboard and consumable items INR 11,100/=
Thus the total amount we need for the computer system is INR 58,500/=
@ 46.50 per $ 1,258/= (US Dollar one thousand two hundred and fifty eight).