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“Perhaps it was a moment of rare opportunity – or good fortune – or just plain luck – when we met a man who deeply touched our hearts and minds. We were traveling in Dharamsala, India when we were introduced to the Tibetan Buddhist monk Geshe Pema Dorjee. It wasn’t just his clear, thoughtful, and practical answers to our questions. Nor was it just his unassuming warm-hearted nature, easy smile, kind eyes, keen intellect, and infectious sense of humor. True, he had all of these qualities. It was mainly that we were profoundly moved by his deep and sincere compassion for those in need – his wish to alleviate suffering.” Carol and Stephen Mackauf, (Tibetan Buddist Charity Aid, Inc.)
“Pema Dorjee has a direct and „hands on“ approach to his projects and personally supervises progress with his project coordinators. He believes in transparency and finds it very important that every donation is accounted for and does not get lost, thus guaranteeing a direct link between donor and projects.” Siri Weirum, project coordinator, Norway
“When it comes to helping those in need, the word “impossible” does not exist for Geshe-la. For those working with him, that can become quite a challenge, but with time, the word impossible fades away for them as well. He is so easily touched. To me, his heart is like a soft boiled egg. When you touch it, it quivers and the goodness comes pouring out immediately. Beings like him are very rare in this time and age. I feel very fortunate to know him so well.” Ani Rita Riniker, travelling nun and teacher
“I first met Geshe Pema Dorjee briefly in 1990 at the Tibetan Children’s Village in Dharamsala, where he acted as energetic principal. I later met him personally in July 1999, at Tsering Damoche’s home in Landquart, Switzerland, where we discussed the project to preserve the Bodong tradition in Kathmandu.
When I entered the room and saw Pema’s beaming, radiant and friendly face, I was instantly touched and knew that we had something in common and that somehow we would work together. After discussing the future of Porong Gompa, I felt that we already had become close friends. There was a verbal but also a mutual understanding of our aims in life although we came from completely different backgrounds.
We have met many times since then and every time I am deeply touched by his tremendous wisdom, his boundless compassion in action, and his humor. Geshe Pema Dorjee is devoting each and every moment of his life to the benefit of others. He is the most important inspiration I have had in life. May he be protected by all of us.” Marlies Kornfeld, president of Bright Horizon Children´s Home