The Dolpo Tulku Charitable Foundation (DTCF) has been active since 2007 and was recognized as a charitable foundation by the Nepalese government in January 2010. It implements the projects of Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche and Khenpo Pema Dorje Rinpoche. All donations collected worldwide are forwarded to the Foundation and distributed from there.
Because of their function as spiritual leaders, the people approach Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche and Khenpo Pema Dorje Rinpoche directly to express their wishes for support. In order for a project to be accepted by the DTCF, someone from the community must take responsibility for the project, and there must be a plan for its implementation and an estimate of its cost.
Particular support is given to initiatives by young people who have just completed their education and want to apply their knowledge beneficially in their home country. All activities of the DTCF therefore directly reflect the needs of the people in Dolpo.
Biography Khenpo Pema Dorje Rinpoche
Khenpo Pema Dorje Rinpoche started the Dolpo Tulku Charitable Foundation (DTCF) together with Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche in 2008, which was recognized as a charitable organization by the Nepalese government in 2010.
He was born in Dolpo, Nepal, in 1971. At the age of six years he joined Shelri Monastery in Dolpo, receiving refuge and his Dharma name ‘Pema Dorje’ from Shelri Choktrul Rinpoche.
At the age of 18 he joined the Ngagyur Nyingma Institute in South India, part of Namdroling Monastery, under the auspices of H.H. Penor Rinpoche, where he studied a wide range of Sutra and Tantra scriptures . There he started to join forces with Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche, also a student of the monastic university, to help their home region.
In the year 2017, Khenpo Pema Dorje received the oral transmission of the whole Tripitaka from Drubwang Sangay Nyenpa Rinpoche. From Yangthang Rinpoche, he received both the initiation and oral transmission of Nyingma Kama, the Canonical Scriptures of the Nyingma tradition and Nam-Chö (sky dharma).
Both, the initiation and oral transmission of Tersar (the new treasures/ newly discovered termas) from the third H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, and from H.H. Kyabje Gyalwa Sechen Rabjam Rinpoche Khenpo Pema Dorje received the whole initiation and oral transmission of Longchen Nyingthig.
Khenpo Pema Dorje’s life tasks:
- Spreading Buddhist teachings: He was enthroned as the first Khenpo from the Dolpo area in 2003 at Namdroling Monastery. In the year 2007, he was invited to Taiwan by the disciples of Margon Rinpoche at Samten Ling Centre to teach there and he has been teaching there about Buddhism. In 2010, he came to Malaysia to teach Buddhism to Malaysian students at Paramita Buddhist Society among other places. So far, he has been teaching Buddhism throughout the region as well as in other countries.
- Charitable projects in Khenpo’s native region Dolpo: Since the start of the DTCF Khenpo has rebuilt and renovated old monasteries; set up a teaching facility and constructed a primary school. In addition, he gathers support for all the other projects of the DTCF like health projects.
Khenpo welcomes all Dharma brothers and sisters to contact him for Buddhist teachings and to join him in his efforts to implement his ongoing projects.
The DTCF is primarily active in the following areas:
In the event of natural disasters such as floods, fires, mudslides or earthquakes, socially disadvantaged people in Kathmandu and remote regions are particularly dependent on the help of charities. …More about Immediate relief
Education imparts knowledge and is the basis for a sustainable improvement in living conditions in Dolpo. That is why the Dolpo Tulku Charitable Foundation is committed to the following …More about Education
Health care is vital, but difficult to access due to the remoteness in Dolpo. The DTCF supports the health of the Himalayan population with a free annual winter clinic, …More about Health
Culture and environment
Due to the effects of globalization and climate change, the environment and culture of the Dolpo region are facing major challenges. The DTCF promotes renovations of monasteries, the restoration …More about Culture and environment
How you can support our charity projects
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Awards and Certifications received by Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche and the DTCF:
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18th September, 2019
Shree Shelri Drugdra Basic School
10th September, 2019
Dolpo Festival and Crystal Mountain School Jubilee
16th February, 2019
1st March, 2018
Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS), Varanasi
23rd January, 2016
2015 Year of the earthquake
Chamba Gumba Committee
17th October, 2015
27th January, 2015
Ngagyur Kama Tradition Preservation Association(NKTPA)
27th September, 2014
Central University of Tibetan Studies Sarnath, Varanasi
3rd September, 2012
13th September, 2011
Buddha Ribo Festival Dho Tarap
6th May, 2011
Milton Institute and Family Health Nepal (FHN)