The Maratika Foundation:
Provides practical and technical support
Helps share the wisdom of Maratika with the rest of the world
The Maratika Foundation
The Maratika Chimey Rigdzen Dharma Foundation (in short Maratika Foundation) was established in order to help preserve the Maratika cave and monastery for future generations of pilgrims and students, as well as to safeguard its rich heritage. The teachings connected to the Maratika cave have their roots both in the local community as well as in traditional Tibetan Buddhism, and are beneficial to us all. They are universal teachings, also known as the Long Life teachings; they lead to enlightenment and the recognition of our mind’s deepest nature. More background here regarding the history of this sacred site and the teachings, written by Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche.
The Maratika Foundation was established by Satya Katiza Ivulic and Sahaj Kevin Wood after they visited the Maratika cave and the monastery and met with the community of Maratika in the winter of 2014/15. Satya and Sahaj felt very strongly called to help as they realized that the Maratika teachings that lead to liberation are now being spread worldwide, but are hardly being protected. The sacred roots of the teachings need care, and the surrounding community needs support.
The spiritual head of the Maratika Foundation is the Lama of the monastery. Other leaders and masters, including the Dalai Lama and Namkai Norbu Rinpoche, support the Foundation. Please read the following letters from several masters about Maratika: H.H. Dalai Lama, Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Kyabje Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Kyabje Sakya Trizin, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Kyabje Sogyal Rinpoche.
Click here for the full list of statutory board members.
All funds go directly to the monastery and the local Maratika community.