For the past forty years, our Nyingma organizations, established by Tarthang Rinpoche, have relied on the generosity of friends and donors to support our Dharma projects around the world. SINI, as one of its branches, gathers strength from these roots as well. Although at SINI we are a relatively small network of individuals, our efforts have been maximized due to a fostered environment of can do coupled with must do 

The Sarnath Institute is premised on the belief that all individuals are happiest when they are giving freely from their hearts. We believe that volunteering, providing technical services, financial support, and good wishes is the foundation of creating a more harmonious and happy environment and we invite you to participate in ways you see most suitable.  Support what you can to help develop goodness in the world! 

Please contact us for more information on how you, your school, or family can be involved.

Specific Programs to Fund

Help join the development of bridges of goodness at the Institute and contribute funds towards the development of the four pillars of goodness: Roots, Study, Transmission, and Collaboration.

SINI depends entirely on the generosity of its donors to support its services and activities. If you are interested in supporting our work, there are three ways to do this: PayPal, check, or wire. Please see below for more information.

How to Donate to the Programs

All donations made in the US are tax deductible and may be given online via SINI’s online donation page.

Or you may send a check in the name of Sarnath International Nyingma Institute to:

Sarnath International Nyingma Institute
​33755 Tin Barn Road
Cazadero, California, USA 95421

For more information on making a donation by check or wire, please contact us.

If you are a resident of India, please contact us at to make a tax-deductible donation to SINI-India.

​Highlighted Projects to Support

Global Kagyur Karchag Encyclopedia Project

Consider joining in the merit of this historic undertaking and make a $108 donation towards sponsoring one of the 1161 titles of the Kagyur Summaries!​

​ English for Dharma Purposes Program

Consider supporting the study and transmission of the Dharma by making a monthly pledge of $100 towards supporting the education and food for a SINI monk.

 Ceremonies & Prayers

SINI monks and students conduct daily prayers and offerings. You may offer a donation of $108 for a personalized prayer and dedication for yourself or a loved one.

Volunteering at SINI-India and SINI-Ratna Ling (Sonoma, California)

SINI relies on the dedication of volunteers from around the world to accomplish its mission to build bridges of goodness. If you are interested in volunteering with SINI, or would like more information on current volunteer opportunities, please email

All SINI volunteers are encouraged to be inspired by the commitments and conduct of the monastic participants. If placed in India, we request our volunteers to consider making a three-year commitment. This longer-term commitment helps to ensure continuity and stability, and allows for deeper growth for all participants.

Due to restrictions on international travel, most of SINI’s programs are currently online. If you are interested in joining SINI from the U.S. and would like to know more about volunteering for SINI at our sister organization in Sonoma, California, Ratna Ling, please contact us here: