Purchase of a Solar Water Heating System for the Gaden Jangtse Monastery
- Support to the People and Culture of Tibet (Mother project)
- Adoption of Tibetan Monks in the Gaden Jangtse Monastery
- The Nando Peretti School for Children: Construction of a School and an Hostel for Children
- Support to the Gaden Jangtse Tibetan Medical Institute
- Tuberculosis Prevention and Community Health-Dental Care in Gaden Jangtse Medical Buddha Clinic
- Urgent Surgical Procedure for The Tibetan Monk Tamding Tsering
- A Program to Promote and Preserve Tibetan Cultural Awareness for Tibetan Refugees
- Supporting the Three Years “Oceans Of Knowledge” Project for the Protection and Promotion of Tibetan Culture
- Support For Tibetan Monks Of Gaden Jangste Monastery Resident In Italy
- Library Furniture and Equipment at the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education in Bangalore - India
Project location: INDIA, Mundgod
Project start date: January 2008 - Project end date: December 2009
Project number: 2008-25
Beneficiary: Gaden Jangtse Norling College
In 1982 the Gaden Jangtse Norling College Monastery, built on 107 acres of land given by the Indian Government, was inaugurated. It offers education from first standard up to the equivalent of a PhD, in the Buddhist studies and also western education.
The total population of the Gaden Jangtse Monastery is of about 2023 monks aged between 6 to 96. The monks are divided into 12 houses (khangsten). The number of monks varies from House to House. The whole monastery has only one common kitchen, where food is supplied for monks. Cooks are monks themselves, who prepare food for the community on a rotation basis.
In 1993, the monks installed 20 Solar Water Heaters and 2 water tanks with a capacity of 1250 liters on top of the main Kitchen of Gaden Jangtse Monastery, thanks to a grant awarded by the Stichting Tibet Fonds "Dolma" of The Netherlands. The collectors worked well for a long period of time and were of great help for the monastery.
Yet, unfortunately, starting from 2008 the collectors became badly damaged, hence hot water was not running as before. The monks contacted the Saba Solar Water Heater company at Bangalore, which suggested to replace all the 20 collectors and install a new collector in its place.
In the same year, NPF decided to award a grant to cover the expenses for purchasing the new Solar Water Heater System for the Monastery. Its installation on top of the main kitchen of Gaden Jangtse Monastery was successfully completed in less than one month, on October 19, 2008.
The project was of immense benefit for the 2023 residential monks of Gaden Jangtse Monastery. The hot water system saves not only time but also the consumption of Gas, which in turn saves lots of money for the monastery.