Sponsor pujas and help the Tara Pure Land Nunnery and Educational Centre, Sarnath, India. A branch of Kopan’s Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery.
The Tara temple was created to provide a place for full time practice of the Mother Goddess Tara. It started out as a project of Valentino’s Universal Education school and in early 2010 Valentino offered the Tara Temple together with the property and service buildings to Kopan’s Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery.
The Tara Temple features statues of the 21 Taras. Fifteen nuns live there and twenty four hours a day the praises to the 21 Tara are recited, the nuns take turns one hour at a time. Every morning the Four Mandala offering to Cittamani Tara and the White Tara Puja are performed.
During the day the nuns attend classes that include English and Hindi.
The nuns stay for one year and are then replaced with other nuns from the nunnery. In this part of India it is very hot in the summer months and the nuns from Nepal are not used to this. The accommodation is very simple; recently a new kitchen has been built to allow for hygienic food preparation. Other improvements are planned.
You can help the nuns to improve their living condition.
Participate in the daily Tara praises by sponsoring recitation for one year. You can also request White Tara Puja to remove obstacles to your long and healthy life.
Your personal dedication will be read every day during the pujas.
The cost of these pujas is 100 US$ per year.
Kopan Monastery is facilitating easy payment through its web site. Just click on this link to order your puja.
Choose the option ‘pujas performed at the Tara Temple’.
You are also welcome to make a donation towards the nuns food, or for improving their living conditions.
http://www.kopanmonastery.com/forms/sponsor.html This links will be active for the Tara Temple from August 15 2011.
You can also send your special request to the Tara temple directly.
Contact the manager; Ven Thupten Dekiy at