Support the Flourishing of the Dharma

We invite you to share in our mission of establishing a North American center for study, practice, and service in the spirit of the Buddha’s teachings. Located in scenic Cooperstown, New York, Samye Hermitage takes inspiration from Samye Tsuklakang, Tibet’s very first Buddhist educational institute, founded in the 8th century by the greatest Buddhist masters of the day. Guided by Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche and this time-honored lineage or spiritual development, Samye Hermitage is committed to fostering both a physical and spiritual sanctuary where new generations of compassionate and wise humans can grow, right here on North American soil. Through your contributions in any form and of any amount, you help support this endeavor, so that deep wisdom and skillful action can flourish, thus shaping the course of our world to come.

Become a Pillar Member

Your support as a Pillar Member allows us to continue to grow into a flourishing sanctuary for the Dharma, providing a stable, long term financial basis for Samye Hermitage New York to operate and to expand its offerings to the community local and worldwide. Membership benefits includes priority access to retreat registration, and discounts on selected retreats.

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Other Ways to Support Samye Hermitage

Sponsor Pujas

Every day our resident lama, Lama Kalzang, performs prayers and practices on behalf of our Samye Hermitage New York community. If you would like sponsor these prayers for yourself or your loved ones, please click here.


To make an offering by mail, please visit the contact page for our address.

Wire Transfer

To arrange a wire transfer, please contact us for more information.

Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

If you currently have a donor-advised charity fund with Fidelity Charitable, we can assist you in directly transferring funds to Samye Hermitage New York. Please contact us for more information.


If you are interested in volunteering for Samye Hermitage New York, please contact us for more information.