The Milarepa Fund seeks to continue this meritorious and joyous tradition here in the West, specifically at, “Longchen Jigme Samten Ling,” Mangala Shri Bhuti’s retreat center in Crestone, Colorado. Over the years people have approached Rinpoche with the inspiration to help support students in long-term or life retreats. In response, Kongtrul Rinpoche officially launched the Milarepa Fund during the Tibetan New Year celebration in February of 2015. It now provides the means for people to make tax-deductible donations to MSB for supporting long term retreatants. Rinpoche, along with four close students, personally allocates the donations from the Milarepa Fund as needed to individuals in retreat. 100% of the donations go toward supporting these practitioners.