Buddhist Relief is the humanitarian arm of Kunzang Palyul Choling. Since 2005, Buddhist Relief has responded to the needs of sentient beings who are in crisis. Inspired by the compassionate activity of H.E. Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of Kunzang Palyul Choling, Buddhist Relief mobilized in response to the tragic consequences of Hurricane Katrina in the United States. Providing food, clothing and emotional support, volunteers met the need on the ground as soon after the disaster as possible. Within days, through the efforts of Buddhist Relief, volunteers worked with local organizations and businesses to provide relief. This included rescuing more than 120 dogs and cats that had been abandoned in New Orleans itself, and arranging an airlift to a sanctuary provided by Kunzang Palyul Choling in Arizona.
Since then, Buddhist Relief volunteers have responded to the needs of those in crisis. Donors and volunteers have provided meals for the hungry, clothing and personal hygiene supplies, and other things needed by people who are displaced whether it be due to natural disasters, economic displacement, or war and strife abroad. Our program model is flexible and responsive to circumstances. Our efforts are fueled by the commitment to end suffering, which is the mission statement of Kunzang Palyul Choling, and to being a compassionate presence to victims of circumstance.
To maximize outcomes of its efforts, KPC partners with other nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals, where possible. All donations offered to KPC are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by the tax code.
Buddhist Relief is an all-volunteer organization. As an all-volunteer organization, our expenses are minimal which means our impact can be great. Please join us in this vital work for others.
Current Effort: Relief for Ukraine
“This is so hard to watch. These beautiful, kind people. And they are good people too. We love them. I love them. You should love them. They need food and clothing. Please wake up. Please see this. It’s horrible, I know, but please open your eyes and see this so you can do what you can. That is the big question. Will you do what you can?”
-Her Eminence Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo
Please help today. Funds will go to relief organizations on the ground providing supplies to Ukrainians who are suffering and desperately need our help.
KPC is working with multiple groups to provide urgently needed food, medical, clothing, and other supplies. Please donate whatever you can.
As a result of the effort inspired, led and blessed by Jetsunma, KPC’s Buddhist Relief efforts raised $21K over a period of three days (3/12-3/14) to purchase over 450 units of greatly needed QuikClot wound treatment materials, bleeding control kits and tourniquets. These life-saving materials will be shipped to Ukraine where each of these latest-technology hemostatic (literally: blood stopping) packages will increase survivability chances for hundreds of wounded military and civilians.
Help keep up the efforts. Speed is important and the time is now.