The act of generosity is a defining practice in the Buddhist tradition, and thus, RYI welcomes support from our many friends and associates around the world to help realize our vision of providing all those who are interested with access to a living Buddhist tradition. RYI creates this opportunity for the practice of generosity in order to foster the qualities of wisdom and compassion in our world.
In the wake of the spring 2015 earthquakes, RYI particularly needs your help. Please consider supporting as we rebuild offices and classrooms that were severely damaged. Click on the "Monthly Giving" tile below to make either a one-time or recurring donation. Please visit here for recent updates regarding relief efforts and reconstruction. Thank you for your interest in supporting RYI!
One Time Donation
Because of its rapid growth over the past few years, and with future growth planned to accommodate up to 200 students, RYI is in urgent need of expanding its facilities. Currently, our more than 100 foreign students borrow their classroom space from the monastic community. Our administrative offices and information technology offices are overcrowded and are badly in need of modernizing.
Thanks to the generosity of the Charles Englehard Foundation in the USA, a Matching Fund has been established for the New Building Project at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery. This project comprises both purpose built premises for RYI and new residential quarters for the monastery's monks.
The Foundation has agreed to match any contribution that Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery receives from its supporters - up to $108,000! For every dollar that you donate, the Foundation will also donate one dollar. That means that if you make a generous donation of $25, that donation will be matched - providing the Monastery with $50 to carry out its vital new building project. If you are able to give $500, your contribution will leverage an equal donation of $500 - for a total of $1,000. In fact, every donation you make now will be matched, dollar for dollar!
Your gift will have twice the impact for the new building project, so please do consider lending your support.
The New Building Project at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery
Construction of the New Building began in 2009 and is nearing completion, but funds are now urgently needed to complete it!
Can you help? We have an extraordinary opportunity right now to increase our much-needed funding, through the kindness of this generous matching gift offer.
Donations are tax deductible in the USA and may be transferred to the following account:
Shedrub Development Fund
A/C No: 1981066286
Florence Savings Bank
85 Main Street
Florence, MA 01062
Please add a note to the transfer "Donation for Rangjung Yeshe Institute"
This holiday season brings an opportunity to connect with the large-scale efforts being made to rebuild RYI and Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery following this year's tragic earthquakes. Our aim is not only to build back, but to build back better with your support!
RYI is currently sharing space in the monks' accommodation block while new, dedicated classrooms and offices for the institute are being completed.
How can you help? Become a one-time or monthly donor!
Our donors are friends and alumni of the institute from all around the world. A few provide large one-time amounts; many more give smaller sums regularly. All feel a deep sense of connection to the efforts made to develop Buddhist scholarship and practice in an academic setting.
A few dollars a month may seem like a mere drop, but when many drops are collected, the whole ocean can be filled! Your one-time or monthly donation, no matter how small or great, can make a big difference.
To become a partner in RYI's future growth--donate now by clicking below.
Help us to #buildbackbetter!
Charitable giving is one of the most significant and lasting ways we can express our appreciation for those things that matter most to us in our life - our families, friends and loved ones, and our ideals and values. It is also one of the most practical ways we can help to support the things we find important.
Planned Giving is a term that covers all kinds of charitable gifts that may be made to an organization, like the Rangjung Yeshe Institute, through your estate, either a number of years from now or at the time of your death.
The Circle of Merit
The Circle of Merit
The Circle of Merit is a planned giving society that has been established to help ensure that the Rangjung Yeshe Institute and other activities of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche remain available to future generations.
By remembering the Rangjung Yeshe Institute in your will you can make a significant and lasting contribution to our mission of providing students with access to a living Buddhist tradition. One which fosters the qualities of wisdom and compassion for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Making a Will
In each country, there are different laws, regulations and tax rules pertaining to the drafting of a legally binding will. That is why we would recommend that you speak to your attorney or to RYI's Director of Finance directly. Should your affairs be particularly complex, we would strongly recommend that you consider taking legal advice.
The written document that makes charitable giving clear is a will or testament which describes a gift of money or property that the individual wants to leave to a person or organization. It is also called a legacy or a bequest.
The money and property that are left after a person's death are known as the estate of the person. The will is the legal instrument that permits a person to make decisions on how his or her estate will be managed and distributed after his death, which individuals and organizations inherit all or part of his or her estate, and who will be the executor of the will, that is: who will distribute the estate to the beneficiaries.
Every Country has Different Laws
Depending on the legal system in your country, there are taxes and other duties that will be taken out of the estate before it is paid out to the beneficiary. The heir or beneficiary of a will themselves may also need to pay money out of the inheritance, and often these taxes can be very high.
Contact Us for Guidance
If you are inspired by the Rangjung Yeshe Institute - whether you have been a student, a parent of a student, or simply a friend - and would like to help support us, please consider making us a part of your estate planning. You may contact the Director of Development for further information and guidance.
In order to insure the quality and long-term sustainability of RYI's teaching programs, the institute is currently seeking to establish an Endowed Chair for Buddhist Studies.
Each year, RYI will appoint an eminent scholar to the chair who is able to both improve the quality of academic offerings and enhance the Institute's profile through excellence in teaching, publication and research. The endowment of this chair will further allow RYI to attract and maintain an expert faculty of teachers and translators and improve the institute's long term financial stability.
The sponsor of the chair, which may be an individual, organization, or corporation, stands to have a profound influence on the future of international Buddhist Studies. In recognition of this, naming rights for the chair will be awarded to the sponsor.
All donations pass through the Shedrub Development Fund - a 501c3 organization registered in the United States and are tax deductible for US citizens.
If you are interested in helping to establish the RYI Endowed Chair, or would like further information, please contact RYI's Director of Development.
Contact Us for Guidance
If you are inspired by the Rangjung Yeshe Institute - whether you have been a student, a parent of a student, or simply a friend - and would like to help support us, please contact the Director of Development for further information and guidance.