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Review for Jhamtse International, Acton, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I started attending Ven. Lobsang's lectures in 2000 and was inspired by his stories about growing up and attending a monastery in India. He was clearly figuring out how to be in the US, bringing the dharma to people, affiliated and not affiliated with Buddhism, to help them lead happier lives, while bringing about positive change in the lives of desperately disadvantaged children in India. Jhamtse International was born from this vision. One of the wonderful things about JI is that it's volunteer-run, and the administrative costs are low to non-existent -- donations directly benefit those in need, and even small donations have a huge impact. It's inspiring to hear how a small amount of money has radically transformed the lives of children who had no hope to rise out of a life of poverty. And the kids at Jhamtse Gatsal are not only as bright as their peers anywhere, but they are learning and living the lessons of the power of love and compassion directly. It's an amazing organization doing much good in the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the community gatherings we have each week, supporting each other as we learn about Buddhism.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

let more people know about what fantastic, successful venture this, and the change it's bringing to the world.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the results -- the complete reversal of child's life from hopelessness to possibility.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

committed, inspiring, and down-to-earth folks who care deeply about each other.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

transform the world through the practice of love, wisdom, and compassion.

Ways to make it better...

I had even more time to commit.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

spreading the word and reaching more people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Board Member & I'm a member of one of the weekly sanghas, and I work on communications for the organization.