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Name: Bodhi Seeds
Street 1: 3902 Woodland Park Avenue North
Street 2:
City: Seattle
Province: Washington
Post Code: 98105
Country: United States of America
Phone: 206 522 8553 ext 222
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Donald
Last Name: Ross
Title: Co-director
Phone: 206 522 8553 ext. 222

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms.
First Name: Susan
Last Name: Kirchoff
Title: Health consultant
Phone: 206 522 8553 ext. 222

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Bodhi Seeds – Seeds of Enlightenment was founded by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche to help with the many needs of monastic and lay community in the Himalayan Regions of India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet.

Bodhi Seeds supports monasteries and lay communities with medical care, education, and other basic necessities of life.

Bodhi Seeds finds sponsors for the children whose Families are unable to send their children to School.

Thus far, Bodhi Seeds has provided resources in the form of supporting one community to set up and operate a medical clinic that serves monastic, women, men, children, and elderly in the surrounding community. It has also supported the monastics’ daily living personal needs including travel stipends for family visits. And, as already mentioned, it has located sponsors for children’s education.

We have had an outbreak of tuberculosis in one of our monasteries. Between 2009-2012, we have seen 20 cases in a population of 300 monks. There is no public health response, other than individual treatment of effected monks and villagers, though treatment is provided by the state.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Network with other partners
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
We are attempting to develop ORT's in each monastery and the surrounding village to respond to outbreaks of tb

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Sponsorship of community health workers to improve access to treatment

Drug-Resistant TB:
Sponsorship of individuals who can help report and monitor drug resistant tb and strengthen relationship with treating physicians

Laboratory Strengthening:
Improve communication between state run diagnostic lab and monastic administration


Declaration of interests:

Application date: June 13, 2014
Last updated: July 15, 2014