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.

Recognizing the need to assure the long-term financial sustainability of Rigpa, 30 years ago a group of students set up a network of Tertön Sogyal Foundations. The Foundations differ from National Rigpa non-profit organizations in that they specialize in prudently investing larger gifts (such as those received through wills and bequests) via the Rigpa Endowment Fund. 

The Tertön Sogyal Foundations will benefit students, instructors, scholars, practitioners and teachers in need of financial assistance for their studies and practice, at every stage of their path through the following three types of grants:

Fund icons 07Study & Practice Grants aimto financially support Rigpa sangha members in their study, practice and retreat, from newer students to senior teachers… Read more

Fund icons 02Light of Dharma Grants aim to sponsor projects and programmes that make Dharma teachings available in ever new and inventive ways, attuned to these times of fast developing technologies and great unpredictability… Read more

Fund icons 06Elders Grants aim to create communities for senior Rigpa members who have devoted their lives to Rigpa and reached retirement age, to spend the remaining years of their lives deepening their spiritual path… Read more

The Precious Cycle of Giving and Receiving – Financial support to these grants is crucial. Here you will find all information on how to make a donation to the foundation as well as for each grant individually in order to keep them financially stable and to fulfil their purpose.Donations to the Tertön Sogyal Trust can be gifts of money, property or goods through Wills and Legacies, as well as major donations.