Looking back a year and moving on forward!

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Langtang in Kathmandu; starting all over again

Thinley Lama came to see Phakchok Rinpoche two weeks after the earthquake last year, from the village committee in Langtang. He described how with the earthquake came a huge landslide that destroyed the village completely. Thinley Lama survived thanks to strongly holding on to his horse and a tree, but 300 people from the village… Read more »

Clean water – a wonderful gift!

Water supplies in the Kathmandu Valley can be difficult at the best of times but since the earthquake life has been harder than usual. Ngagyur Memorial School (Boarding School) moved from their former home in Nubri to Thankot after the earthquake. Their water comes from ‘governmnet lines’ – government laid pipes. Water is currently only available… Read more »

Striding into the Future- the leaders of tomorrow

Our second Himalayan Youth Gathering in July revealed a wealth of talent and energy and CGLF promised to offer further training to participants. Our wonderful facilitators MC Cheong, Leo, Lily, Mahendra and Lopön Urgyen Dorje were reunited this month to run two days of leadership and project management training. After morning prayers each day there was a packed programme of… Read more »

Medicine to Hyolmo

Tashi Lama is the principal of Yangrima School in Sermathang village in Hyolmo, brother to Dr Pasang. During the earthquake relief, both brothers spent their time providing medical help in Hyolmo, particularly in Manekharka. On October 9th CGLF sent Dr Pasang all the remaining medical supplies so kindly donated by CGLF friends in Singapore. He… Read more »

The final delivery to Tarke Gyang

The petrol crisis here in Nepal is acute. Queues of 7 hours this week for a rarion of 5 litres per vhicle were the only concession to the main festival of Dashain, celebrated by every faith and creed throughout the land. Last week drivers waited in line for three days at a time….. So the Tarkegyang… Read more »

Those first precious moments; first aid saves lives

Immediate help saves lives! That was one of the messages we learnt the hard way during the earthquakes and their aftermath. Knowing what to do in an emergency benefits everyone – those who are injured or sick and those called upon to help, who can put their own fears aside in the moment of sharing…. Read more »

Art therapy update – and inspiration!

One of our most inspiring stories has been the work done by Kiran Karjit in Sitapaila. Kiran used our jasta to build an ‘art hut’ where drawing and creating has helped children overcome the traumas of the earthquake – catch up with the original story . We can now bring you up to date! Kiran… Read more »

“Our inestimable gratitude to you all”

The Hyolmo Social Service Center in Boudha (HSSC) usually helps the Hylmo community living in Kathmandu. After the earthquake, HSSC was at the forefront of relief work, focusing on the Hyolmo area of Sindhupalchok district. CGLF joined them in supporting rescue work and supplying and delivering supplies to affected areas.  Last week the Hyolmo community wanted to… Read more »

Cooking for Nepal – Australian fundraiser with a twist!

This week we  have news of another fundraiser for CLGF and friends Shenpen (helping smaller NGOs in Nepal) and Shedrub ( and rebuilding Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery). CGLF were delighted to receive $1380 USD ($2018 AUD), with the same amount also going to Shenpen and Shedrub. Ali Williams told us how it was done! “Friends of… Read more »

  • Gyatso Rinpoche and Minling Penam Rinpoche in Menje, Thalo, and Qhuel in Yolmo

    Yesterday, Gyatso Rinpoche, Minling Penam Rinpoche and several of their monks travelled to Menje, Thalo, and Qheul villages in Yolmo, Sindhupalchowk to distribute tents and food. Both Menje and Thalo are traditional Buddhist villages, whereas Qhuel is a Hindu village. Having set off from our HQ at Ka-nying Shedrub Ling in the morning, they returned… Read more »

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  • Record of supplies sent out

    Yesterday, our tireless teams sent supplies out to the following areas: Thalo in Yolmo, Helambu (28 tarps and 28 food packs which include rice, salt, daal, noodles, beaten rice, and oil) Kabilash in Nuwakot (15 small tarps, 2 sacks of rice, and 4 boxes of noodles) Galsa in Sindhupalchowk (9 tarps) Dalit in Chitir, Sindhupalchowk… Read more »

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  • Juan’s first trips – Melamchi Bazaar, Balami Gaon, Chaturale, and Kakani

    Day 1 Juan, a trekking guide from Argentina who has also been working as a cranio-sacral therapist in Nepal these past few months, jumped on his motorbike and followed our first truck heading for Melamchi Bazaar on 28th April. Along with Lana, Jampa, and a local doctor, he spent the day helping to treat the… Read more »

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  • Compassionate Donations Received From Thailand

    Yesterday afternoon, 3 May we received two extremely generous donations from friends in Thailand. Our medical team from Singapore and Thailand, who arrived in the afternoon, delivered the donations. Rangjung Yeshe Thailand, Vajrayana School donated 612,000 Baht and Luangpor Sa-Ngob kindly donated 500,000 Baht via the Do D Foundation. In total these donations are equivalent to US $34,750. With… Read more »

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  • A Personal Account from Neding, Yolmo (Helambu): Paul Keller

    When the earthquake struck last Saturday, Paul Keller jumped from this window. Paul is a friend of the monastery who was residing in a small, wooden retreat cabin at Chatral Rinpoche’s retreat center in Upper Yolmo in Neding, near Tarke Gyang. He was the only retreatant at the center, thus the only one staying inside… Read more »

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  • Today’s Events Provide Evidence of Growing Desperation As Days Since the Quake Continue to Pass

    3rd May, 2015 Early this morning, as soon as the office gate opened, victims began pouring in with various requests for aid from countless villages across Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, and Rasuwa disctricts. We have heard emotional testimonials from Jeevan Lama and Phurpa Yolmo in Thalo whose local monastery has collapsed along with every home in the… Read more »

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  • Aid Headed for the Famous Rasuwa District

    Chris Limburg and Sara Bolasevich from the Helambu Project have teamed up with the Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation to provide aid to the Rasuwa district, a region which is famous for the Langtang, Gosaikund, and Tamang Heritage trekking routes. The area, which was already quite remote before the earthquake, has now become extremely difficult to reach,… Read more »

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  • Testimonials from Sindhupalchok Receive Immediate Response

    This morning, May 3rd, the organization received two visitors. Both Anil Tamang from Ramichav, Sindhupalchok, and Ram Bisukarma from Dalit, Sindhupalchok explained in separate video testimonials what their village was lacking. Responding immediately, CGLF has sent trucks this morning with tarps for both areas. Their testimonials can be viewed below and more information will follow… Read more »

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  • Volunteer Efforts Make International News

    Word of Chokgyur Lingpa Foundations’s (CGLF) relief work in Nepal has made international news. Lana O’Flaherty, a recent addition to the team of volunteers working for the Foundation in Kathmandu, has featured in The Sunday Times, a British newspaper with an international readership. Scooted off the front page only by Kate Middleton’s delivery of a baby… Read more »

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