What We Do
Namo Buddha Foundation (NBF) is a Canadian registered charitable organization (891225211RR0001) founded by Thrangu Rinpoche to provide food, clothing, medical care and education to the poor children of the Himalayan region, and to support nunneries, monasteries, schools, free clinics, retreat centres and monastic colleges in Nepal and India.
The Very Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche was born in Kham, Tibet, in 1933. At the age of five, he was formally recognized by His Holiness the Sixteenth Karmapa and Tai Situpa as the ninth incarnation of the great Thrangu tulku. In 1959, Thrangu Rinpoche was forced to flee to India. Due to his great scholarship and unending diligence, Rinpoche was given the task of preserving the teachings of the Kagyu lineage; the lineage of Marpa, Milarepa, and Gampopa. Rinpoche has now taught in over twenty-five countries and has seventeen centers in twelve countries. He is especially known for making complex teachings accessible to Western students. Furthermore, he was appointed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama to be the personal tutor for His Holiness the 17th Karmapa.
Board of Directors
NBF is run by a Board of five volunteer members, who are all closely connected to Thrangu Rinpoche, and give their time and financial support to his projects. Thrangu Rinpoche is also a guiding member of the NBF Board.
It is our aim to ensure that every dollar donated to NBF is used wisely. We welcome input or assistance from others who also have a connection to Rinpoche and would like to offer help. Your support is sincerely appreciated and we extend a heartfelt thank you.