SABA, a Charitable Trust founded by Thaye Dorje, H.H. the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, South Asia Buddhist Association

Support the activities of SABA

SABA’s role is to help ensure the Buddhadharma flourishes in India, the very place where Buddhism was born. With your support, and under the guidance of Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, we can achieve this noble goal. Thank you for any contributions you can make to SABA’s monastic and educational projects to benefit all sentient beings.

Three ways to give

SABA’s activities rely upon your generosity. Every form of support is welcome.

You can give:

A one-time donation: Every amount is a worthy contribution and deeply appreciated.
An on-going pledge: This helps us to plan ahead and provides financial stability for projects.
A heartfelt wish: Your wish for the vision of these projects to be fulfilled is a great support for SABA and Karmapa’s activity

With your donation, you can choose to support:

SABAʼs activity and projects in general

SABA’s activities rely entirely on the generous support of friends and students who share our vision. All support – whether a one-time donation or an ongoing pledge – is welcome. Even a modest amount of 5 USD/Euro can help guarantee the sustainability of our projects. Donations enable us to create annual budgets, and plan ahead.

Karmapa Center of Education

You can support the construction and monthly maintenance costs of the center, a student or make a contribution to a teacherʼs salary.

Construction & Maintenance

Thanks to the support KCE has received, the first phase of the school’s construction has been completed. The financing and realisation of the next two construction phases will once again depend on the support of generous friends and students, who share SABA’s pioneering vision for education.

Studentʼs sponsorship

For the monthly maintenance costs of the center, we also request your support. A sponsor­ship of just 40 Euros per month covers the costs of a student attending KCE.

Teacherʼs Salary

Make a contribution to a teacher’s salary. KCE employs state-qualified local teachers and supports volunteer teachers who commit themselves for at least 6 months. The monthly salary of a qualified primary school teacher in West Bengal is between 300-400 Euros.

See more information under  “Karmapa Center of Education”


“Aspiration and dedication: these are two are such skilful means, such unsurpassable phenomena or qualities of the mind that, if it would normally take an eon to accumulate a certain merit, with aspiration and dedication we are able to reduce an eon of hard work into just one lifetime.”

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

3 ways to send your donation

Online Banking via PayPal and Credit Card

Make a donation through PayPal, a secure method for making online contributions.

To make a one-time donation, click PayPal and just fill in the amount.

To make a recurring donation, click PayPal and check the “Make This Recurring (Monthly)” box*.

Select a purpose:


Bank transfer within Europe

Donors can send donations to the German Association Karmapa Indo-Tibetology School. The registered non-­profit association is authorised to receive funds on behalf of SABA. Bank transfers within Europe are free of banking charges.

All donations to Karmapa Indo-Tibetology School ­Association are fully tax deductible for German taxpayers. Donation receipts will be sent automatically to all German residents at the beginning of each following year.

Banking Details:

Karmapa Indo-Tibetology School e. V.
Bank: Sparkasse Karlsruhe
Address: Ortstrasse, 76228 Karlsruhe, Germany
Account No: 108115791
IBAN: DE86 6605 0101 0108 1157 91

Please name the project or activity for which you would like to give your contribution on your remittance order:

  • SABA in general
  • KCE Construction & Maintenance
  • KCE Student Sponsorship
  • KCE Teacher Salary
Within Asia

Donations can be sent directly to SABA’s Indian bank account. SABA is registered under FCRA and eligible to receive foreign funds.

If you prefer to transfer your donation to a NGO authorised by SABA in your country please send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible and provide you with the banking details of South Asia Buddhist Association in India or help you to make your transaction within your country.

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Get in touch

We are an international SABA Team and are happy to respond to any enquiries about SABA, its projects and discuss any support you may wish to give.
Contact us here

Legal status

South Asia Buddhist Association (SABA) is a public charitable trust registered 2008 under the Indian Trusts Act 1882 (registration number BK IV 1296/2548) and is registered u/s 12-A of the Income Tax Act 1961.

Further, the Trust has been registered under the Foreign Contribution (Registration) Act, 2010 for carrying out activities of Religious (Buddhist), Cultural, Educational and Social nature with registration number 231661605.