Pema Golden Bridge

Shaping future through education

Our Project: Urgyen Kater Rabye Ling School

With the help of your donations, Golden Bridge supports the construction and operation of the boarding school Urgyen Kater Rabye Ling, an educational home for in the beginning approximately 500 students located within the Tibetan settlement Dhondeling in Karnataka, South India.

On the third of October 2022, the monastic school was solemnly inaugurated by Khenchen Pema Sherab. In spring 2022 the first 8- to 25 year old students, amongst them retreatants from the traditional three-year meditation retreat, moved into the new rooms.

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Welcome to the website of Golden Bridge charity

About us

We are a charitable organization promoting access to education in order to empower disadvantaged children and young adults from the Himalayan region and the Tibetan settlements.


Our main projects at is the construction of the Buddhist boarding school Urgyen Kater Rabye Ling in Dhondeling, South India. We already provide a home for 70 students who are studying with us.

We need your help

The majority of the Buddhist families in the Himalaya region in India live in very modest economic circumstances and many of them or below the poverty line. As a result, many children have no access to school education.

Words of gratitude

Thank you everyone from the bottom of our hearts for supporting our projects and activities. Each supporter makes a huge different to the life of a child.

What have we done so far

  • We started with the construction works for the buildings of the school complex of Urgyen Kater Rabye Ling in October 2019.
  • The first priority was given to building hostel rooms, dormitory and classrooms so that we can as soon as possible start with the operation of the school.
  • Water and Electricity connections were successfully installed in the end of 2020. The water source proud to be a reliable one, which is the most important need along with electricity. The building are guided by professional engineers and supervised by Khen Rinpoche himself.
  • In November 2020, the foundation of the 113 feet tall Golden Buddha statue was laid . It is mainly aimed at spreading the teaching of Buddha to all the nearby places.

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What comes next

  • Recently, a number of bathrooms were tiled, and toilets, sinks and showers were installed. The exterior walls facing the veranda were also tiled to window height. Much plastering was done, and exterior walls and windows were painted. Certain utensils for the kitchen were ordered.
  • Prior to that, the water and sewer pipes and electrical wiring had been installed.
  • The next step now is to fit the doors and window panes, and to lay floor tiles in several interior rooms.
  • We are still collecting funds for additional wall tiles for the bedrooms and classrooms, and Golden Bridge is also looking for sponsors for finishing kitchen and solar panels (for hot water, lighting and kitchen). We also need to purchase another plastic water tank for temporary use, so that our students have enough water.
  • After this work has been accomplished, our first students can move from their temporary accommodation to the new premises and fill our Lama Cheno School with life.
  • The prayer hall that is further up on the hill which will serve as the throne for the large Golden Buddha statue is under construction.

Read more about our project, why help and how to help

Become a donor

We have done a lot, but a lot more is to come! By becoming a supporter, you can make a change. You won’t be just a part of this project, you will become a reason for this school to exist, you will become a reason for a better and brighter future of our students. With each of their activities your kind support will multiply and reach out the world and bring great benefit!

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