P.O. Box 1873 New York, NY 10156

Inagural Ceremony

Rato Monastery, relocated in exile in South India, has the rare privilege of announcing that His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, has graciously consented to preside over the inauguration ceremony of its new Temple in January 31st, 2011.


Latest on the Rebuilding of Rato Dratsang

We are making a new enclosed altar. Thrones are for the abbot and ex abbot.

Monks' rooms seen from in front of the temple

Administration building and side of temple

Administration and debating court

dining and kitchen building with the debating court before it

the temple where we are constructing an enclosed altar

View from atop southern monks' rooms. Monks are reciting their memorization

The monks' rooms

back of monks' rooms with reed bed water purification system

> The Rebuilding of Rato Dratsang

How You Can Help

There are four ways to support the foundation:

  1. Make a secure online donation
  2. Give one dollar a day for one year
  3. Wire money (Electronic Funds Transfer) to Rato Dratsang Foundation; BIC# or Swift Code CITIUS33; Citibank Routing No. 021000089 Account No. 35470424 - For wire transfers, we humbly request you to send us an e-mail with contact information so we can acknowledge your donation.
  4. Send a check by mail to:
    Rato Dratsang Foundation
    P.O. Box 1873
    New York, NY 10156

Tel: 718-222-0007

Rato Dratsang Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization under IRS regulations. Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.