Welcome! The Tibetan word jhamtse (jhaam'-tsay) means "love and compassion," the cornerstone of the work of Jhamtse International.
What is Jhamtse International?
Ten years ago, Venerable Lobsang Phuntsok, a Buddhist monk from the Tawang region of northeast India, came to the US and started Jhamtse Buddhist Center, five communities in Massachusetts studying and practicing the Mahayana Buddhist tradition of love, compassion, and wisdom. On this foundation, Jhamtse Gatsal, a school in remote northeast India, gives children in need a chance to thrive and learn.
It takes a FAMILY to support a child - Experience the joy of opening a whole world of possibilities to a deserving child at the remarkable Jhamtse Gatsal Children's Community. See Jhamtse Gatsal's sponsor a child page for more info.
Combine cultural immersion with community service for an incredibly rewarding volunteer experience at Jhamtse Gatsal Children's Community. Learn about how you can volunteer at the community in the Himalayans.
Visit Jhamtse Gatsal Children's Community virtually by visiting the frequently updated blog and get a glimpse into daily life for the students at this amazing school.