TSONGKHAPA 2019

Commemoration of the Ascent to Parinirvana of the Great Lama Je Tsongkhapa

Buddha Maitreya Project

Pneuma Institute’s project to provide charitable support to Tibetan Buddhism.

Help us to make it happen.

MISSION

Pneuma Institute deeply believes it is necessary to preserve the education of  ancient cultures, in particular, Tibetan Buddhism whose traditions serve the purpose of teaching the inherent wisdom of the heart.

Our aim is:

  • • To keep this beautiful lineage alive since we share the same values and ideals
  • To preserve the virtues such as wisdom, compassion, unity, inner peace and love and live accordingly.
  • • To strive for deeper knowledge.
  • • To cultivate a spiritualized intellect which contributes to the transformation of consciousness of the human being.
  • • To encourage a peaceful coexistence and brotherhood between all human beings.
Tibetan Monk doping Pneuma Breathwork

CHALLENGES

The Buddha Maitreya Project emphasizes the education of children and young monks who deal with several challenges, one of the most important being inconsistency due to lack of funding in general.

  • • Sparsely equipped library and few educational materials.
  • • Poor sanitary conditions and facilities
  • • Overcrowded dormitories
  • • Insufficient study and prayer rooms
  • • Lack of money to feed the monks properly
  • • Lack of money to hire english teachers

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Gaden Shartse Tawon Khangtsen Monastery (January 2009), build with the support from Pneuma Institute and Juan Ruiz Naupari

HOW YOU CAN HELP

In the last couple of years the arrival of monks to India from Tibet has increased substantially which has led to more difficulties in meeting the needs of the monasteries.

Pneuma Institute has created new projects and developed our existing ones to meet current needs.

Help us to keep Tibetan Buddhism alive by participating in the World Tour for Inner Peace or by making a donation.

MISSION

Pneuma Institute deeply believes it is necessary to preserve the education of certain ancient cultures, in particular, Tibetan Buddhism whose traditions serve the purpose of teaching the inherent wisdom of the heart.

Our aim is to keep this beautiful lineage alive since we share the same values and ideals:

  • • To preserve the virtues such as wisdom, compassion, unity, inner peace and love and live accordingly.
  • • To strive for deeper knowledge.
  • • To cultivate a spiritualized intellect which contributes to the transformation of consciousness of the human being.
  • • To encourage a peaceful coexistence and brotherhood between all human beings.
Tibetan Monk doping Pneuma Breathwork

CHALLENGES

This project emphasizes the education of children and young monks that deal with several challenges, one of the most important being inconsistency due to lack of funding in general.

  • •Sparsely equipped library and few educational materials.
  • • Poor sanitary conditions and facilities
  • • Overcrowded dormitories
  • • Insufficient study and prayer rooms
  • • Lack of money to feed the monks properly
  • • Lack of money to hire english teachers
Gaden Shartse Tawon Khangtsen Monastery (January 2009), build with the support from Pneuma Institute and Juan Ruiz Naupari

HOW YOU CAN HELP

IIn the last couple of years the arrival of monks to India from Tibet has increased substantially which has led to more difficulties in meeting the needs of the monasteries.

Pneuma Institute has created new projects and developed our existing ones to meet current needs.

Donate to make a difference.

Juan Ruiz Naupari with the first group of monks lead by Khen Rimpoche Geshe Konchok Tsering from the Gaden Shartse Monastic University, in Mexico in 1992.

Juan Ruiz Naupari with the first group of monks lead by Khen Rimpoche Geshe Konchok Tsering from the Gaden Shartse Monastic University, in Mexico in 1992.

Juan Ruiz Naupari in Dharamsala, India with the reencarnation of His Eminence Kyabje Ling Rinpoche who was the senior Tutor of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in his previous life.

Juan Ruiz Naupari making offerings to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Mungod, India in 1995.

Juan Ruiz Naupari with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Mungod after making the offerings, India in 1995

Juan Ruiz Naupari and Geshe Gyaltsen with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya, India - 29th December 1999.

Juan Ruiz Naupari with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Graz, Switzerland in 2002

In 2008 in Dharamsala, Juan Ruiz Naupari meets with Keutsang Rimpoché who, in his past incarnation lead the group that found His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

His Holiness gives the monks his blessing before they leave on the World Tour for Inner Peace
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Juan Ruiz Naupari meets with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.

Juan Ruiz Naupari inaugurates the Gaden Shartse Tawon Khangtsen built with donations gathered from the World Tour for Inner Peace, in Gaden Shartse, Mungod, India in 2009

Great Opening of the Gaden Shartse Tawon Khangtsen built with donations gathered from the World Tour for Inner Peace, in Gaden Shartse, Mungod, India in 2009

Juan Ruiz Naupari receives recognition, for the help in building the Gaden Shartse Tawon Khangtsen with donations gathered from the World Tour for Inner Peace, India in 2009

Juan Ruiz Naupari with His Eminence Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, a Spiritual Advisor for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, in Mungod India.

Juan Ruiz with the Abbot of Gyuto Monastery.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama recognizes Juan Ruiz in Zacatecas - Mexico

Juan Ruiz Naupari with Khen Rimpoche Konchog Tsering, leader of the first World Tour for Inner Peace in 1992

Juan Ruiz Naupari meets Jangtse Choje Rinpoche, the 104th Ganden Tripa, Holder of the Throne of Ganden, Head of the Geluk lineage to prepare the Commemoration of the ascent to Parinirvana of the Great Lama Tsongkhapa

Juan Ruiz Naupari with Shartse Kensur Jangchup Choeden, Executive Director of the Geluk International Foundation

Juan Ruiz Naupari in his second meeting with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in preparation for the Commemoration of the ascent to Parinirvana of the Great Lama Tsongkhapa in Dharamsala - India 2017.

Juan Ruiz Naupari with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Abbots of Gaden Shartse and Gaden Jangtse Monastic Universities.

Juan Ruiz Naupari in his second meeting with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in preparation for the Commemoration of the ascent to Parinirvana of the Great Lama Tsongkhapa in Dharamsala - India 2017.

Preparation for the Commemoration of the ascent to Parinirvana of the Great Lama Tsongkhapa in Dharamsala - India 2017.

His Holiness offering a Buddha Sakyamuni statue to Juan Ruiz Naupari.

Juan Ruiz Naupari meets with Keutsang Rimpoché who, in his past incarnation lead the group that found His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. This meeting took place in Dharamsala in 2017, the same day that Juan Ruiz Naupari interviewed His Holiness.

Juan Ruiz with Jangtse Choje Rinpoche, the 104th Gaden Tripa in Gaden Shartse in 2018.

Offering teachings on buddhist texts in Gaden Shartse Monastery. On this occasion Atisha's "A Lamp on the Path of Enlightenment", in 2018.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with Khen Rinpoche Palden Wangchuk
Abbot of the Gaden Jangtse Monastery, Khen Rinpoche Jangchup Sangye
Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery and Lobsang Tenzin, the 104th Ganden Tripa, Holder of the Throne of Ganden, Head of the Geluk Lineage and President of the Geluk International Foundation. Photo taken in September 2018.

Gaden Jangtse Khen Rinpoche and Shartse Khenpo with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at his residence when he accepted the invitation to participate in the Commemoration the 600th Gaden Ngachoe of Lama Tsongkhapa at Gaden Monastery . Photo taken on the 22nd of February 2019

Juan Ruiz Naupari celebrating 25 years of colaboration with Gaden Shartse Monastery in Mundgod, India in 2018.

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OUR HISTORY

In December of 1992, a group of twelve monks from the University of Gaden Shartse in India travel to Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico seeking out Juan Ruiz Naupari, Director of Pneuma Institute (formerly Inkarri Cultural Association), and asked him to help them to coordinate a project throughout Latin America, the World Tour for Inner Peace.

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