In the summer of 2017 GRP provided scholarships to Mongolian students living in poverty, and contributed funding for the construction of the new Shashin Delgerekh Temple. Our spiritual director Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche made a visit to Mongolia to personally deliver the financial aid for these projects. Rinpoche, on behalf of GRP, awarded scholarships to ten underprivileged students thus giving them the chance to continue their education and to live their dreams. The ten teenagers awarded scholarships enrolled in various universities, studyingmedicine, business, arts, science, and education. It is a fantastic privilege for GRP to provide scholarships to support developing young Mongolians.
We are fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of building young Dander Rinpoche’s temple Shashin Delgerekh. One of our very significant investments in Shashin Delgerekh temple is the installation of the heating system. Mongolia is one of the coldest countries in the world. Given its harsh climate, where temperatures can fall as low as minus 45C, heat is a basic need. When this temple opens its doors it will provide sufficient comfort for monks and worshippers even in the depth of winter.
Our partners and friends from the NGO Manlha Tus (Medicine Buddha Blessings) in Ulaan Baatar, who also receive spiritual guidance from Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, have a good sense of the needs of poor people in Mongolia. They conduct research on behalf of GRP to identify those recipients who are most in need of aid. For the past thirteen years GRP and Manlha Tus have provided help to monasteries, nunneries, schools, orphanages, a school for disabled orphan children , a retirement home and promoted education for children from humble backgrounds. In the summer of 2017 the City Council of Ulaan Baatar awarded the Medal of Honor to Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche in recognition of his tireless work as the spiritual director of GRP and Manlha Tus and for his extraordinary service to Mongolian communities.
We are very proud of his achievement!