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:





Image of a butter sculpture
Sand art is a traditional Tibetan Buddhist art form, constructed on a hard flat surface using copper funnels filled with various colours of dyed crushed marble. 

Nying-Jey Projects for Tibetan Communities is excited to announce that, for the first time since 2015, Tibetan monks visited the Surf Coast region of Victoria as guests of NJP. The monks were in Australia from February to early May.

NJP hosted the ‘Tibetan Monks Cultural Experience’ program, to provide Australians with a unique opportunity to learn about the culture and traditions of Tibet and its people.

You can read more in this flier: Tibetan Monks Cultural Tour 2023 flier

You can read about the monk’s adventures on this page: Tibetan Monks Visit

Vaccination for monks in South India

Seventeen hundred monks aged 18-45 at Sera Monastery were vaccinated at the height of the Covid pandemic.

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 was remarkable.

Enough money was provided so that not only have the Sera monks received vaccinations, Geshe Sonam was also 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 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.