The primary expenses for the Choden Rinpoche Enlightenment Stupa include securing the land, construction and registration fees, main construction materials and labor as well as all of the holy objects that will be housed within the stupa and temple. Once the first phase of construction is complete and we move on to the second and third phases, consturction and operation of a free clinic and school, we will also be setting up an ongoing fund to perpetually fund these service endeavors.
We welcome any and all donations, big or small! Be a part of this incredible project to benefit sentient beings for countless eons! Scroll down to see how to donate!
Of course, general donations are always of the most help, they allow us to use the donation as is necessary, which, as we move on through Phase Three, will including not just building but running a clinic and school. However, we are also taking this opportunity to allow devotees to sponsor the various holy objects that will be housed within the stupa and temple.
His Eminence Choden Rinpoche’s Enlightenment Stupa will house 10,000 individual small Buddha statues, approx. 8 in. tall, that will be professionally and beautifully placed into niches in the stupa walls.
Remaining Statues for Sponsorship ($100 each):
1,000 remaining of 1,000 Shakyamuni Buddha statues
1,000 remaining of 1,000 Choden Rinpoche statues
1,000 remaining of 1,000 Lama Je Tsongkhapa statues
1,000 remaining of 1,000 Tara statues
1,000 remaining of 1,000 Avalokiteshvara statues
1,000 remaining of 1,000 Manjushri statues
1,000 remaining of 1,000 Amitabha Buddha statues
1,000 remaining of 1,000 Vajrasattva statues
1,000 remaining of 1,000 Medicine Buddha statues
1,000 remaining of 1,000 Yellow Dzambala statues
Other Statues Available For Sponsorship:
1,000 remaining of 1,000 Choden Rinpoche tsa-tsas (approx. 5 in.): $25 each
35 remaining of 35 Confessional Buddha statues (approx. 8 in.): $75 each
5 remaining of 5 Dhyani Buddhas (approx. 12 in.): $500 each
1 Golden Pinnacle (approx. 5 ft.): $10,000
1 Large Shakyamuni Buddha statue (approx. 6 ft.) $7,500
1 Large Tara statue (approx. 5 ft.) $5,000
1 Large Choden Rinpoche statue (approx. 5 ft.) $5,000
Other Items For Sponsorship:
6 of 6 Sponsorship of Retreat Rooms / Resident Sangha Rooms: $15,000 each
100 of 100 Small Prayer Wheels*: $1,000 each
Large Prayer Wheels, equivalent to 20 small prayer wheels - Constructed as per sponsor’s wishes: $20,000
Temple incense and supplies: $35 per packet
*Each Prayer Wheel will have a plaque bearing the sponsor’s country and name or dedication in honor of someone. The plaque will be 2 in. by 6 in.
The Choden Rinpoche Enlightenment Stupa Organization is based in India, and is currently not able to directly take international donations. We are working out potential avenues and sponsoring bodies that would allow sponsors (at least those based in the US) to make tax-free donations, but that is currently a work in progress.
The Awakening Vajra International organization, also under the directorship of Geshe Gyalten, is able to help sponsor the project and receive sponsorship funds on our behalf. However, at the moment they also do have their completed status as a 501(c)3 religious non-profit organization, their paperwork is still be processed. So we can take donations through them immediately, but we are still not able to offer tax-free donations an option as of yet.
At the moment, digital donation is a two step process:
2. Click on the link below to donate online. We use PayPal to facilitate our digital donations at the moment, but you do not need to have an account to use it. Anyone with a credit card will be able to. Clicking the link will open up the PayPal donation page in a new window, please complete the instructions on that page.
Note that we do askyou to complete both steps to ensure we keep proper track of all sponsorships. As we improve our official organization status we hope to streamline this process, but this is the best we can offer right now, sorry!
If you are interested, we are also excepting pledges. This is an opportunity for you to confirm with us that you're interested in donating and you can secure your donation with us, but you can make the actual donation at a later date. If you are interested in making a pledge simply complete step 1 above and indicate on the form it is a pledge only.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.