Saraswati Charitable Trust Begins Construction of Buddhist Retreat and Meditation Centre at Martam (April 2006)
The Saraswati Charitable Trust was set up in the year 2003 as a Public Trust under the inspiration of His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The registered office of the Trust is in Jangpura B, New Delhi, with a Branch Office in Gangtok, Sikkim to care for any ongoing projects in the State. The Saraswati Charitable Trust was established to support educational, research and religious institutions, along with many other subsidiary aims and objectives. His Holiness the Karmapa is the Chairman of the Trust.
The first Project to be undertaken by the Saraswati Trust is the establishment of a Buddhist Retreat and Meditation Centre at Martam, East Sikkim. The consecration of the site was completed on 18th of April, 2006 after an elaborate three day cermony of pujas and prayers led by His Eminence Goshir Gyaltsab Rinpoche, Venerable Drupon Dechen Rinpoche , and the monks of Rumtek Dharma Chakra Centre and Ralong Palchen Choeling Monastery. Construction work has now commences in earnest. The retreat Centre upon its completion will serve to provide a secluded learning centre for all serious religious practitioners. More in Projects
The Saraswati Trust consecrates the site for the establishment of a Buddhist Retreat and Meditation Center at Martam