Posts Categorized: Reports

Pema Choeling Monastery

Pema Choeling monastery has stood above the village of Phakding for more than 500 years. Those trekking from Lukla to Everest Base Camp will have glimpsed it between the trees of the quiet forest at an altitude of approximately 2700 m. These days the monastery is home to 21 monks and 15 ngakpas (buddhist practitioners)…. Read more »

‘Water is Life’ – receiving a special gift, Portable Aqua Unit

On Saturday 30 May 2015, representatives from the Dwarikas Hotel, Shanti Sewa Griha, and the Rotary Club of Kathmandu Midtown came to visit the Vajra Varahi Healthcare Clinic at Vajravarahi, Chapagaon, Lalitpur to sign a Memorandun of Understanding and donate to us a PAUL-WB or the Portable Aqua Unit for Lifesaving – Water Backpack. This… Read more »

Jyamire and Dadagaun

The road to the villages of Jyamire and Dadagaun is a very difficult one, very steep and rough. Our team, travelling by motorbike, had nine dangerous encounters along the way there and back. Luckily the villages are reachable by jeep. There are people of all castes in this mixed community of 1100 people, and they support… Read more »

Helping hands: a report from Bihi, Gorkha

The villagers of Bihi in the Gorkha district are demonstrating that the local people can work harmoniously and courageously to aid one another in these difficult times. While many have come back from other mountain villages with tales of people fighting over food, Nyima Samdup of Bihi reports that the villagers in Bihi and the surrounding… Read more »

Let’s start with some good news for a change….

On the trail from Lhasa to Kathmandu, in the district of Kathmandu, stands the village of Nanglebhare (Ward 6). Pilgrims and merchants travelling down to the city or up to Tibet would stop here, gathering and resting at the Ganesh temple. This community meeting space and a historic landmark was established 100 years ago and… Read more »

Working in the present, planning for the future; visit to Shantiban

Vajra Varahi Healthcare clinic opens in Chapagaon six days a week from 9am until the last patients leave around mid-afternoon. Some days after clinic the staff and monks from the monastery next door are now loading up supplies and heading to local villages. Last Monday the village was Shantiban. Our main contact in the village is… Read more »

Rebuilding and aid to Badegaun

Last week, our team heard about the dreadful destruction in Badegaun VDC in the Sindupalchok district where not only all but two homes were shaken to the ground, but the community’s schools and main monastery were also destroyed. Gangjyurjhang Gompa, which is entirely community funded, and Saraswati Educational Foundation, a school for low caste children,… Read more »