Mongolian Sangha Food Offering

Mongolian Sangha Food Offering

The Mongolian Sangha Food Fund was established in 2001 to provide nutritious meals to Sangha members of the Idgaa Choizinlin College within the Ganden Monastery in Ulaanbaatar. The meals are an important part of creating a communal life centered on intense Dharma study. Without the Food Fund, the college would find it very difficult to maintain the attention and dedication of their young Sangha members who would, understandably, leave the monastery grounds to find meals.

Therefore, your contribution to the Food Fund will help Sangha members not only study longer, but much more effectively, because they have enough food to concentrate on their studies.

Each month an offering is made to the monastery to provide a nutritious lunch to over 50 monks seven days per week which works out at approx. USD $.55 per monk per day.

Unfortunately the monastery is not yet in the financial position to be able to cover the cost of meals for the monks. FPMTM continues to provide financial support to the Monks Food Fund and is dependent on local and international sponsors to do so.

A bit of history: In 1910 Trultim Zansrum Idgaa Choizinling Dratsang was founded by the order of the 8th Bogd Khan in Ikh Khuree (the capital city now known as Ulaanbaatar).

In 1937 the monastery was completely destroyed. At the beginning of 1990, when Mongolia began to revive its historic traditions, Idgaa Choizinling restarted its activities and the process of rebuilding its Dratsang began in 2002 and was completed in 2003 with support from FPMT Inc.

Please Make an Offering

With your generous help, we can continue to offer meals to the monks on a daily basis.

FPMT Mongolia is now paying $ 780 every month to cover the cost of one meal a day.

Make a Donation to the Mongolian Monks Food Fund