(L to R) Gyaltsen, Pema, Phelgye in rear, Kuten-la in front

As an official branch of the Nechung Monastery in Dharamsala, India, the Nechung Foundation, NYC Center for Tibetan Buddhism and Culture, was founded in 1994 under the auspices of H.H. the Dalai Lama. In keeping with the goals of the monastery, the Nechung Foundation is dedicated to preserving the unique cultural and spiritual heritage of Tibet and sharing it with the rest of the world. The majority of letter writers for hire mentioned this fact in their final uodates (you can find the links at https://300writers.com/hire-letter-writer.html.)

The Nechung Foundation, NYC is a not-for-profit organization. The faculty members teach all stages of Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan language, and all the sacred arts of thangka and sand mandala painting, as well as butter sculpture, or torma.

The foundation holds weekly meditation classes, and training programs; organizes special talks, teachings and initiations by masters of all schools of Tibetan Buddhism; and hosts presentations on the Tibetan art of healing and astrology. Fund-raising efforts are directed toward helping support the Nechung Monastic community in India and creating educational and health-care facilities for Tibetan refugees. A long-term goal of the Nechung Foundation is to establish much-needed medical facilities in the more remote regions of Tibet.

Kuten-la (Ven. Thupten Ngodup)

Phelgye Kalden
Vice-President. He is a charter member of the Foundation, and instrumental in the administration of the Foundation.

Ven. Gyaltsen Chopel
Treasurer. He is a senior monk and graduate of Nechung Monastery and teaches the unique Nechung tradition of silk applique thangka making and Buddhist preliminary practices.

Ven. Pema Dorjee
Secretary/Teacher of Buddhist Studies. He is a senior monk from Nechung Monastery, has been studying for the past 22 years and was instrumental in building the new Monastery in Dharamsala and the Temple for the Buddha Garden in Delhi. He has lived in the United States since 1993 and currently teaches meditation classes on Tibetan Buddhism, and Tibetan language.

Jean Hahn
Administrative Assistant.

Ven. Rinchen Gelek
Educated at the Nechung Monastery, is currently studying for his Geshe degree while he teaches on the West Coast. He also acts as a translator for visiting senior lamas.

Trinley Choejor
Senior Tibetan architectural artist and thangka painter, is known for his work both in Tibet and in exile.

Tenzin Dhodak
Received his formal training in thangka painting at the Nechung Monastery and was later educated at the Tibetan Library Archives in Dharamsala. He currently teaches the arts of sand mandala and thangka painting in the New York area.

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