Drepung Gomang Monastery thanks its many
benefactors for their contributions and service to the monastery. We are
naming on this page some of our very special friends and showing their pictures.
If you have been a benefactor to our monastery and you are not recognized here,
or if you know of anyone who has been omitted, we apologize for our error and
ask that you contact us at once. Thank you.
Dagpo Rinpoche Jamphel Gyasto,
the founding father of Entraide Franco Tibetaine, France.
Picture with Drepung Tripa (throne holder) Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Tenpa.
Dagpo Rinpoche and Entraide Franco Tibetaine organization are the primary and
oldest association supporting Drepung Gomang Monastery. The progress that we see
in the monastery is also because of great support and guidance from Rinpoche and
Acha Paldron la, Entraide Franco Tibetaine organization are the primary and oldest association supporting Drepung Gomang Monastery. The progress that we see in the monastery is also because of great support and guidance from Rinpoche, Paldron la, Geshe la, Chokey la, Lobsang Rinchen and all kind friends.
Esner, Director of Angels
Geshe kalsang Monlam, Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Lobsang Samten and Gen Palden Gyatso (Tibet's best known political prisoner, who spent 33 years in Chinese prisons)
(at back, Geshe Lobsang Ngawang)
Sandra Esner, working with her teacher Geshe Kalsang Monlam, has been
a strong and generous supporter of Drepung Gomang Monastery for many years. This
monastery has never forgotten her continuous support.
Andreas Kurz, Founder and President of Friends of Drepung Gomang
Kurz with the senior monks of this monastery.
He founded Friends of Drepung Gomang, the first non-for-profit Gomang
organization in the America. In addition, he coordinated the First Tour
Group which started the successive tours.
Bruce Groner and his son (in pic), Wilson Products has helped this monastery by sending donation regularly for last couple of years, the donation that we received from him and other kind sponsors greatly help us in taking care of ever increasing monk population.
Curtis is a generous person and a close friend of
He also hosted the tour group whenever they visit his area. He has visited
the monastery several times and has always given genuine guidance to the
Chela Kunasz and Louise (Shanti) Bhadriah of Boulder, Colorado with Gomang School Children
Everyone calls Chela Kunasz and Louise (Shanti) Badriah "Ama La" ("mother" in Tibetan). Disciples of great spiritual master of Sutra and Tantra, late Khensur Rinpoche Tempa Tenzin. Everyone in this settlement knows them for their kindness, love, and compassionate help to the needy.
DREPUNG GOMANG INSTITUTE, LOUISVILLE, KY, USA.
Gomang Institute, Louisville, KY is a sister organization of Drepung Gomang
Monastery, South India.
Drepung Gomang Datsan Center, Cultural Foundation, Moscow
Drepung Gomang Datsan Center, Cultural Foundation, Moscow, Russia founded in 2011, the cultural foundation will be the official representative of Drepung Gomang Monastery in the territory of the Russian Federation.
Dr. Subhuti Dharmananda and his family with the First Gomang Tour Group
Dr. Subhuti Dharmananda is the Director of the Institute for Traditional Medicine. He is one of the main and oldest benefactors of Drepung Gomang Monastery. Due to his kindness, many projects of the monastery was success.
Greg Schultz (Gomang Samdup )
Greg Schultz and his family have been very supportive towards the tour and
the monastery. He selflessly helped the monastery as the USA National Tour
Coordinator for the 3rd Tour group and also assisted every tour group that has
come to the USA, acting as the local coordinator (Philadelphia). Upon request
from the monastery, leaving aside everything, he flew to Delhi from the USA in
2002 to assist the monks in successfully getting USA visas and also came to
India to assist the monks in their visa reappeal in 2008. More than being a tour
coordinator, he is above all a friend of everyone at the monastery and a great
disciple of Geshe Kalsang Monlam.
Gomang Buddhist Center, Philadelphia, USA
Mr. Greg Schultz (Gomang Samdup), a dedicated student of Geshe Kalsang Monlam and as requested by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to dedicate his life to serve and help Gomang, Mr. Greg Schultz with kind guidance from Geshe Kalsang Monlam has set up this new organization in Philadelphia in 2011. This new organization will focus on coordinating the raising of funds for the projects at the monastery.
Harry Hill is a close friend of Drepung Gomang Monastery
Janaki Pierson, tour coordinator of the Second Tour Group, with friends and the Second Tour Group - 2000-01.
Janaki is popularly known here as "Ama Janakai." Besides coordinating the very successful Second Tour, she was a good friend of the First Tour Group.
Jennifer Harris and Ngawang Paljor
Jennifer has hosted all three tour groups and recent one in 2011. She is a tireless worker for the monastery and is always willing to lend a helping hand.
Lee Gingsen and Lee Yishiung.
devoted Buddhist, the couple have pledged to support the monastery, they are
disciple of Geshe Mepham and have visited this monastery several times. They
have also arranged short visits of our monks to Taiwan which was very successful
and lots of funds was able to raised for food foundation and also for emergency
medical fund. They have been sending donations to the monastery and have also
encouraged other donors in Taiwan to donate for the monastery.
Long Nguyen with Geshe Kalsang Monlam
Geshe Kalsang Monlam is a senior monk of this monastery. His guidance and support are immeasurable. Long Nguyen is a Vietnamese friend known for his dedication towards Drepung Gomang Monastery
Sue Simone (left) with Geshe Lobsang Samdup and Anne Dolma (DGI member)
Sue Simone, US National Tour coordinator
. She greatly helped the tour group by coordinating the tour
schedules after Carol. She has kindly accepted to help the monastery in future
Ama Mary, coordinator for the Fourth Tour Group and dear friend of Drepung Gomang Monastery. She is a volunteer at the Tibetan Cultural Center and has been finding new sponsors for our monks and collecting sponsorship funds to send the monastery. She has been very supportive towards our monks and also to this monastery.
Shojiro Nomura interpreting for His Holiness the Dalai Lama during one of the visits.
Shojiro Nomura, a devoted and dedicated disciple of Khensur Rinpoche Geshe Tenpa Gyaltsen. Nomura has been extending his wonderful support to this monastery for many years. He founded Drepung Gomang Mmba, A Japanese Tibetan Buddhist Association which is an official affiliation of Drepung Gomang Monastery.
Pam Hamilton and her children Kayla, Cody, Dylan, Sawyer with the tour
members that visited her place every year. She has been supporting this
monastery for many years and is the local tour coordinator for many years.
Jennifer White and Students for a Free Tibet have been supporting this monastery for many years and coordinating the tour group of the monastery whenever they visit their area
Please do inform us for any inclusion or omission.