Nying-Jey Projects

Helping Children, Students, Nuns and Monks, Nying-Jey Projects provides essential financial support for Education, Medical Care and Well-Being, to Tibetan Refugees living in exile.

Nying-Jey Projects for Tibetan Communities (Australia) Inc., established in 2002, is a non-profit, non-religious and non-political aid organisation managed by an elected committee of volunteers. Originating from Ganzi, Geshe Sonam Thargye, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, is its founding president.

The projects rely solely on contributions from donors and sponsors.

Many more sponsors are urgently needed to grow this work. Sponsorship of monks, nuns and students in India is possible, please refer to the relevant pages for the sponsorship which appeals to you:




Vaccination for monks in South India

Seventeen hundred monks aged 18-45 at Sera Monastery have recently been given their first injection of Covid Vaccine with a second to be given at the end of June.

The vaccinations were made possible by a funding raising effort by Geshe Sonam Thargye president of Nying-Jey Projects and Spiritual Director of Drol Kar Buddhist Centre in Victoria.

Having become aware that many monks in Sera had contracted Coronavirus, and that the monks aged under 45 had not received vaccination, Geshe Sonam sought donations from his many connections far and near. The response has been remarkable.

Enough money has been provided so that not only have the Sera monks received vaccinations, but Geshe Sonam has been able to provide for monks at 5 major monasteries in Karnataka state South India including Drepung, Gyumed and Tashi Lhunpo.

Many thanks to those who have made this donation possible by their generous support.

[Note: Monks over 45 received vaccination provided by the India government.]

The English translation of the Tibetan word ‘Nying-Jey’ is compassion, which embodies the work of this volunteer-operated aid organisation.