Compassion + Wisdom Project
The Palyul Clear Light project wishes to help people in the modern world find peace and a better life through the application of the wisdom of the Buddha to their own lives. This wisdom has continued unbroken for 2,500 years and at its heart teaches a creed of nonviolence and compassion towards ourselves and all living beings.
Buddhism explains that the mind is the root of good and bad, happiness and suffering, and that the only way to have a happy life is not through external circumstances but through a clear and aware mind. We hope to make this wisdom available to touch and transform the hearts of people of all ages and walks of life. Under the guidance of late His Holiness Penor Rinpoche and with Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche’s direction, we will undertake this intention step by step through the publication of sacred texts and related workshops and activities.
Our goal is to preserve and publish the teachings of living Nyingma masters, especially those of the Palyul lineage. While it is true that we can read the sutras of past centuries, we must depend on living masters to bring those teachings to life and help us understand them in light of current events. Thus, we need the masters’ help to give a true realization of the authentic meaning of Buddha’s teachings.
We are also developing a fund to provide scholarships both for Shedra students at Ngagyur Nyingma Institute at Namdroling Monastery in India, as well as providing stipends to encourage students interested in pursuing careers in translation.
Namdroling Monastery provides for the food, clothing, housing, medical care, and education of 5000 monks and nuns. The needs are vast. All monks and nuns enjoy a complete curriculum of both religious and secular subjects, but children there of all ages must share textbooks and other materials between them, often 3 to 4 children using a single text. With its educational mission foremost, Palyul Clear Light is developing a fund to provide needed texts directly to the students at Namdroling. Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering for or donating to these worthwhile projects.
Please join us to achieve these goals by giving a gift of appreciation, or by becoming a member or volunteer.
Whatever you can give will be of great help and generate much merit for present and future generations.