Land Purchased for Orgyen Ling Institute
It is with great joy that we can report that a piece of land in Kathmandu has been negotiated and bought at USD $500,000 for the development of the Orgyen Ling Institute.
With generous donations from our supporters, we have raised USD $421,700. To fully secure the land, a remaining USD $78,300 was borrowed from friends and relatives. We are seeking to settle the USD $78,300 debt for the land before embarking the next phase of the development of the Orgyen Ling Institute, which will be the actual construction of the building.
Land is vital, for it is the essential foundation on which the Institute will be built and established, like the ground in which a seed can then grow and bear fruit. The significance of donating to the purchase of land for building the Dharma Institute is threefold:
- One engenders the opportunity for future generations to be in touch with the Buddha’s wisdom, while at the same time enhancing a modern and well-rounded education for monastics;
- One creates an auspicious interdependent connection with the Buddhadharma that will last throughout all lifetimes;
- One helps to ensure the propagation and continuity of the Dharma
We sincerely appeal for your recurring support to help ensure the continuity of the Buddha’s wisdom for the benefit of our future generations.
Since the time of purchase, the land has been left vacant due to the lack of funds to commence any work. With some donations, we have begun construction of the permanent 10ft wall structure to enclose the building site.
We are delighted to share that on 24 Oct 2019, the inauguration of Serang Primary School Building was held under the auspices of Sangchen Rabten Norbuling.
With generous donations from our supporters all over the world, construction of the dormitory and classroom for the students of Serang Primary School has begun.