The Tertön Sogyal Foundations – The name Tertön Sogyal was given to a network of foundations whose primary focus is to provide long-term financial security and resources for the work of Rigpa.
Lerab Lingpa Tertön Sogyal (1856-1926) was a great nineteenth-century Tibetan saint and mystic, who was the teacher of the thirteenth Dalai Lama and a leading figure in the revitalization of the Buddhist teachings in Tibet. His visionary teachings have a profound relevance for our modern times and are the inspiration behind the work of Rigpa.
How Tertön Sogyal Foundations Support Rigpa's Work – Tertön Sogyal foundations have been established in each country where Rigpa has a significant presence, to receive donations and legacies. To date, these foundations have been established in France, Germany, UK and USA. Tertön Sogyal foundations differ from national Rigpa non-profit organizations in that they specialize in holding bequests and donations in endowment, focussing on optimal returns to support the long-term future of Rigpa.
How You Can Help – Donations to the foundations can be gifts of money, property or goods through wills and legacies, as well as major donations. Gifts of land, buildings, investments or other assets may, at the discretion of the board of trustees, be converted into liquid assets.