Projects of Thrangu Rinpoche

In Germany, the support of Thrangu Rinpoche's projects is organized by the charitable Pende Association, which was founded in 2007.


The projects aim at preserving and spreading Tibetan religion in Tibet and in exile as well as improving the living conditions of the local population. In order to accomplish these aims, he founded monasteries, study and retreat centers, schools and medical clinics.


Projects of Thrangu Rinpoche include the following areas:


Children receive free education, clothing, adequate nourishment and medical care. They often suffer from malnutrition when first arriving at school.

Emergency Aid

In case of emergencies like earthquakes, the well-organized monasteries send working teams, distribute food and blankets and provide medical treatment

Medical Clinic

Thrangu Rinpoche established medical clinics in each of his monasteries, where the local population gets free treatment.

The monasteries play a central role for all of Thrangu Rinpoche's projects. They provide the necessary ressources and infrastructure, they have a model function and serve as multiplicators, who have an influencing effect on the local population. They started initiatives regarding environmental protection. They provide help in case of natural desasters. After the earthquake in Nepal in 2015, they sent teams into the surrounding communities helping to clear away the debris and providing emergency relief from their own supplies. In addition, they collected donations from all over the world to provide further quick and non-bureaucratic help.