Preserving Tibetan Buddhism

In a world of seemingly endless poverty and suffering, we have an opportunity to do much more than charity work. We can help to keep alive a priceless legacy that will shower its blessings for a thousand years to come.  

This is a window in history, a one-time opportunity to help save a great tradition.   

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Our mission is to provide grants to Buddhist Nunneries in India for the construction, maintenance and equipment of Shedras, Institutes of Higher Buddhist Learning. We honor and perpetuate the values taught by Barbara Jarvis in the realms of equal opportunities for women in education, the arts, spiritual vocation, and in the experience of living in community. We promote the preservation of Tibetan Buddhist culture and the Himalayan spiritual traditions. We achieve these goals with integrity, efficiency and transparency.

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What Does Ohana Maitreya Mean?

OHANA in the Hawaiian language means an extended network of family and friends. Ohana Maitreya is about friends coming together to effect positive change.

MAITREYA is a future Buddha of this world. According to Buddhist texts, Maitreya will be a successor to the historic Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. The name Maitreya is derived from the word maitri (Sanskrit) or metta (Pali) meaning “loving-kindness”, which is in turn derived from the noun mitra (Pali: mitta) in the sense of “friend”.