GENERAL DONATIONS

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Taking care of a large community is like taking care of a small town. There are many expenses behind the scene that are indispensable to the smooth running of a place. Services such as providing clean water, continued electricity supply, disposal of the garbage and sewerage, efficient administration are all vital to keeping the community functioning. Maintenance of infrastructure, buildings and facilities is also essential.

The costs of all these 'background expenses' are high. But most of the donations that Kopan receives are dedicated for specific items, such as food, medical care etc, and cannot be used for other expenses. We invite you to help us in our efforts to keep the monastery running well. Sponsor any amount as a general donation or choose one of the special projects that are high on our priority list right now.

Choose one of our special project below for your support

Renovations

Kopan is beautiful, and we like to keep it that way. Mother Nature however does not always cooperate with this wish. Monsoon is hard on the people, but even harder on buildings and the infra structure. Monsoon is very destructive: buildings get black streaks, stone walls collapse and need to be rebuilt; the rain washes out the pathways and roads.Repair and repaint for all buildings needs to be done every few years. This is expensive.
Make a donation to keep Kopan buildings beautiful offerings to the Buddhas.

Kopan is beautiful, and we like to keep it that way. Mother Nature however does not always cooperate with this wish. Monsoon is hard on the people, but even harder on buildings and the infra structure. Monsoon is very destructive: buildings get black streaks, stone walls collapse and need to be rebuilt; the rain washes out the pathways and roads.Repair and repaint for all buildings needs to be done every few years. This is expensive.
Make a donation to keep Kopan buildings beautiful offerings to the Buddhas. read less

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General Maintenance and Gardening

Maintaining the beautiful but large garden area is an ongoing concern. Kopan employs three gardeners permanently. In the dry season watering needs to be done on a regular basis, whereas in monsoon grass cutting is needed. This is providing jobs for many people from the surrounding villages.
Our general maintenance crew keeps the water and electricity going,makes sure that the generator works, and looks after the big and small repairs, and are always ready for an emergency.

Maintaining the beautiful but large garden area is an ongoing concern. Kopan employs three gardeners permanently. In the dry season watering needs to be done on a regular basis, whereas in monsoon grass cutting is needed. This is providing jobs for many people from the surrounding villages.
Our general maintenance crew keeps the water and electricity going,makes sure that the generator works, and looks after the big and small repairs, and are always ready for an emergency. read less

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Infrastructure Developement

Infrastructure needs constant updating. When the monastery was built in 1972, only very rudimentary facilities were there, serving a small community. As the community was growing, so did the need for water, electricity and sanitation.Retaining walls are regularly rebuilt to stop land slides.The water supply has been updated by drilling more wells and by replacing corrugated pipes. The sewerage system is undergoing a major overhaul, connecting it to the municipal system. Broadband has been installed to improve communication with the rest of the world. Office equipment needs to be renewed.
More is needed. Help us to keep our infrastructure up to date.

Infrastructure needs constant updating. When the monastery was built in 1972, only very rudimentary facilities were there, serving a small community. As the community was growing, so did the need for water, electricity and sanitation.Retaining walls are regularly rebuilt to stop land slides.The water supply has been updated by drilling more wells and by replacing corrugated pipes. The sewerage system is undergoing a major overhaul, connecting it to the municipal system. Broadband has been installed to improve communication with the rest of the world. Office equipment needs to be renewed.
More is needed. Help us to keep our infrastructure up to date. read less

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Road Repair

A taxi ride to Kopan is a bumpy affair.
In 1998 the road was upgraded, widened and blacktopped for the first time in its existence. Drainage channels were built all along the part from the Kopan Nunnery to Kopan. Now this part of the road needs to be re-surfaced. The road has been washed out in several place. Huge potholes increase in size every year.
A better road to Kopan would benefit many
-The local people who need to use the road daily.
-The taxi drivers who have to negotiate the potholes.
-The visitors who experience a quite uncomfortable ride on the way to Kopan.

It is a huge jobs - but every cent helps to make it possible.
Donate here to improve the Kopan road.

A taxi ride to Kopan is a bumpy affair.
In 1998 the road was upgraded, widened and blacktopped for the first time in its existence. Drainage channels were built all along the part from the Kopan Nunnery to Kopan. Now this part of the road needs to be re-surfaced. The road has been washed out in several place. Huge potholes increase in size every year.
A better road to Kopan would benefit many
-The local people who need to use the road daily.
-The taxi drivers who have to negotiate the potholes.
-The visitors who experience a quite uncomfortable ride on the way to Kopan.

It is a huge jobs - but every cent helps to make it possible.
Donate here to improve the Kopan road. read less

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Kopan Monastery
(Nepal Buddhist Mahayana Center Gompa)

Kopan Monastery is affiliated with FPMT
(Foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana Tradition)