BIA (Bodhisattvas In Action) Foundation
In Sanskrit the meaning of Bodhisattva is an ‘enlightened being’ but traditionally a Bodhisattva is anyone motivated by great compassion. Bodhisattvas in Action (BIA) is a social non-government organization founded by Chogyal Rinpoche with the pure objective of helping the disabled and the underprivileged people. Registered under the government of Nepal on September 9, 2014, the organization is striving towards expanding its work with the disabled by creating employment opportunities through harmonious communities for such people.
Currently there are eight different institutes (Tibetan Thangka, Applique Thangka, Statue, Bamboo, Incense, Tailoring, Pashmina and Organic Farming) run by the disabled people in Nepal under BIA Foundation. Prior to BIA’s establishment, Chogyal Rinpoche ran various projects in different countries that includes an orphanage in Chabahil, which is now located at Swoyambhu, a music institute for underprivileged children in Kalimpong, India and a medical institute in Tibet. These projects are running separately while more are in the process of formation.
Vision: BIA supports ideas of taking actions to help those in need while at the same time set up the trend of doing something for others.
Mission: We seek to transform the world starting one person at a time! By fabricating projects with the aim to transform consciousness, we inspire all to act through loving compassion and create the most beautiful world imaginable.
Goal: Our ultimate goal extends beyond the provision of initial support to generate employment opportunities for the disabled in the society. We aspire to continuous growth (working nationally and internationally) creating sustainable projects for all disabled people throughout the country.
Contact Office: BIA Foundation, Jorpati, Kathmandu