Support Our Mission

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.

Make a One-Time Donation to Samye Hermitage New York

We invite your generous support to realize this vast vision. Your donations of allow us to continue operating throughout the year, and also help fund essential projects to realizing Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s aspirations for his North American center in Cooperstown.

Become a Pillar Member

We also invite your monthly support as a Pillar Member. Our members help provide a stable, long term financial basis for Samye Hermitage New York to operate and to expand its programs through monthly donations. Membership benefits includes priority access to retreat registration, and discounts on selected retreats.

Other Ways to Support Our Center

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.