Welcome! The Tibetan word jhamtse means "love and compassion" and is the cornerstone of the work of Jhamtse International.
It takes a FAMILY to support a child -- our expanded sponsorship program enables more people to experience the joy of opening a whole world of possibilities to a deserving child at the remarkable Jhamtse Gatsal Children's Community. More information about sponsorship.
Ten years ago, Venerable Lobsang Phuntsok, a Buddhist monk from the Tawang region, 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 desperately poor
children a chance to thrive and learn for the first time. Finally, Jhamtse Clubs inspire young people to explore the power of love, compassion, and wisdom in the world.