Foundation was founded in 2001 by Geshe Sonam Gyaltsen, known to his students as 'Geshela'. Geshela has been teaching
Buddhism at the Maitreya Institute in the Netherlands since he arrived here in 1992.
Geshela offers his western students of Buddhism and all sympathetic supporters with a reliable charity for the practice of generosity and compassion.
Geshela's supervision, the governing board consists entirely of volunteers,
who not only undertake the organisational tasks, but also donate all organisation and administrative costs themselves. By paying for these expenses personally (e.g. costs of promotional events, fund-raising projects and administration), the board members guarantee that every cent you dontate to the Dhonden foundation will reach the project in mind.
board consists of:
Geshe Sonam Gyaltsen
Treasurer: Marco Werre
Secretary: Marina de Gier
Board members: Jacoba Postma, Fiona Rose, Inge van Eykhout,
Herman Homan, Nico Knol
Feel free to have a look at our financial report for 2008-2010 and (in Dutch) and our financial reports for 2011, 2012, 2013 (in English) and 2015. The financial report for 2014 is found in this newsletter.
Foundation is recognised by the Dutch tax authorities as a non-profit
organisation for which donations are tax-deductable. (See the page on the ANBI status - in Dutch only.)
Secretariaat Stichting Dhonden
p/a Bilderdijkstraat 33,
4819 GA Breda