The Gyuto Foundation
The Gyuto Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of Tibet's living cultural and spiritual heritage. The Gyuto Foundation's main goal is to perserve the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism with a Learning Center, as well as offer social charitable, non-profit programs for the education and healthcare of Himalayan children and Tibetan senior citizens living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Gyuto monks need your support to continue to maintain the programs in the Bay Area. All Gyuto programs are open to the public where community members can practice and study onsite.
Prayer Wheel Project
We have plans to install 300 small Prayer Wheels that will surround the monastery and give members an opportunity to circumambulate and turn the wheels. It is suggested that one recite the six syllable mantra - OM MANI PEDME HUNG - while turning the Prayer Wheels. When circumambulating, one can contemplate compassion and develop bodhicitta. Those who spin Prayer Wheels not only create benefit for themselves, but all sentient beings.
We have received donations from 150 sponsors for individual Prayer Wheels at $350 per wheel. Each Prayer Wheel will have a nameplate displaying the sponsor's name.
We are also looking for donors to sponsor the printing of Compassion Buddha mantras - OM MANI PEDME HUNG - to enclose in the Prayer Wheels. We’ll need 250 boxes of printed mantras (11x17 white paper with black print) and each box will cost $110.
In addition, a large prayer wheel has been sponsored (like the beautiful one at Land of Medicine Buddha, displayed in the photo below). It will be enclosed in a gazebo and will contain 10 billion Buddha of Compassion mantras - OM MANI PEDME HUNG - as a dedication for the benefit of all sentient beings. We have received donations from 150 sponsors for individual Prayer Wheels at $350 per wheel. Each Prayer Wheel will have a nameplate displaying the sponsor's name.
Donations for the Prayer Wheel Project are most welcome.
Your generous contributions allow us to continue serving the community. Thank you.
All donations are tax-deductible.