Save a Gompa
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What is a “gompa”?

The Oxford Dictionary defines a gompa as “A monastery or hermitage traditionally isolated from the nearest village by the distance of a single reach of hearing”, but it is more than that.

A gompa is where people study, pray and ..
What is a “gompa”?

The Oxford Dictionary defines a gompa as “A monastery or hermitage traditionally isolated from the nearest village by the distance of a single reach of hearing”, but it is more than that.

A gompa is where people study, pray and learn to practice “Dharma”. Dharma means “protection”. When you practice Buddha’s teachings you protect yourself from suffering and improve the quality of life. Quality of life depends upon the mind and not external development or material progress. It is the inner development of peace and happiness.

Anyone can learn and practice Dharma. It is not just for Buddhists living in poor and underdeveloped countries. Buddha’s teachings are fast growing in Western countries because we are all so unhappy and depressed even though we have these good external conditions.

We must first learn to control our minds and develop peace from within before we can achieve outer world peace.

The gompa is located in the Bolde Village of Kalleri, which is 75km east of Kathmandu. This village is located in the district of Kavrepalanchok, part of the Bagmati zone of central Nepal.

The beautiful Tamang people make up the population of this village from around 3,300 – 4,000 people. 200 of these residents are Lamas, monks and lama students. 90% of the population are Mahayana Buddhists.

The village relies on these 200 lamas and monks to bring about peace, happiness and good karma throughout their lives, and especially during the death process.

The gompa was registered in the year 1843 but actually dates back to 1643. As you can see from the pictures (taken in the earlier part of 2012) it is very old and in great need of repair.

The locals have a plan to maintain as much of the original structure and materials as possible while erecting at least 2 new walls (could be 4 depending on damage).

While the local people of this village will be doing their best to raise money and make donations, it can be a long and difficult goal to reach without the kindness and help of others.

Universal compassion is the heart of Mahayana Buddhism and whether you are Buddhist or non-Buddhist, and believe in Karma or not, we all know deep down that to help others is the ultimate act of kindness that pays off in a very big way!

If we increase our compassion to embrace all living beings without exception, in a short time we can help the people of the Bolde Kalleri Village, and it will also help yourself in your own life.

“We are all interconnected in a web of kindness from which it is impossible to separate ourselves.”
“I am only one, whereas others are countless, so how can I cherish myself alone while I neglect to cherish others?”
“All living beings are important and their happiness matters.” Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
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