2009 Temple Fundraiser
Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling, established on the Island of Hawaii in 1973 by Venerable Nechung Rinpoche, is a Buddhist temple in the Tibetan tradition. We are affiliated with Nechung Monastery, the home of the Chief State Oracle of Tibet. Nechung in Hawaii is in Wood Valley, near the town of Pahala.
The main temple, first constructed in 1902, is of classic design, now painted in brilliant primary colors. Since its inception, over fifty eminent lamas, head and lineage masters of all Tibetan schools, have given teachings, transmissions and initiations of Sutra, Tantra and all levels of the path to enlightenment.
Many, such as H.H. the Dalai Lama, have stayed and taught at the temple more than once. Nechung Rinpoche lived at the temple for eight years, and his reincarnation, now 25 years old, visits on occasion, when he is able to take leave from his monastic studies in Northern India.
Your support during our annual fundraisers provides the foundation for our flourishing temple. The gifts that we are offering for the 2009 Fundraiser are items special to Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling.
Some, like the CD of the temple’s evening practice, chanted by the Nechung monks, have been an ongoing request for years. The temple T-shirt, in our classic round logo, and the square one with distinct peacocks in the foreground, have been reprinted in organic and ringspun cotton in a variety of sizes and colors.
We also have some beautiful pieces of sacred art: an image of Buddha Shakyamuni surrounded by great Buddhist masters, and one of the 21 Taras; both of these originals were blessed and signed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The 3rd is a “red on red” image of Guru Padmasambhava, created by the artist monks of Nechung Monastery. These have been reproduced as Giclees on canvas by a talented print maker.
Click here to download the Temple Fundraiser brochure.
Donation Levels & Gifts
Click on any image for a tour of our gifts.
Please choose from one of the donation levels and give your support to the temple!
In addition to your gifts, The Temple Guest House and Store are two ways we support Nechung Dorje Drayang Ling. There are eight rooms in the Guest House, with capacity to accommodate up to fifteen persons comfortably. Many of the rooms are renovated and beautifully decorated with furnishings and art from Asia and the islands.
Staying here is truly relaxing and inspiring — guests love sitting and chanting with Tiapala, our senior monk, enjoying meals in the screened dining room, or simply lounging and listening to the trickling waterfall in the koi pond.
The Temple Store, open by appointment or request, is a treasure box filled with jewels, brocades, silks, embroideries, books, wisdom scrolls, prayer flags, sacred art, cards, and a fragrant blend of natural perfume and incense.
Plan a weekend or a retreat at the Temple Guest House and visit the Temple Store soon!