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 »

  • Interpreters Joining Forces

    Tsering Sherpa lives with his wife in Kopan, near Boudhanath in Kathmandu. He joined the Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation’s project ‘Vajra Varahi Healthcare’ five years ago as a medical interpreter. After intensive professional training and experience Tsering has been sharing his skills with other NGOs in Nepal. Last week Tsering recruited nine others and has been… Read more »

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  • Reporting back from Sundakan, Sindhupalchowk

    Yesterday Lamas Lungtok Sangpo, Busulu, Tubten Dorje, and Tashi travelled to Sundakan in Sindhupalchowk district to distribute rice, daal, salt, tarps, rope, and medicine. They could not reach Sundakan by road so drove the jeep as far as they could and then called the villagers to walk down to collect the supplies. It was a… Read more »

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  • Reports from Delivery to Sindhupalchowk

    Late last night at 11 pm, a team of monks returned from several villages in the Sindhupalchowk district. Among them, Kunsang Rangdrol sat with us this morning to report details of the journey.The team traveled by truck on 2nd May to the villages of Kaser, Thalo, Chatang, and Gyanphedi to deliver a load of food,… Read more »

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  • Aid to Bokchen, Sindhupalchowk

    Yesterday the Foundation gave tarps, food supplies, and clothes to Lama Drubi Sangpo of Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s monastery to distribute in Bokchen.

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  • Reporting back from Selgaon, Dhulikel, Bagaicha and other areas, Kavre

    Yesterday yet another team of our monks and nuns travelled to areas in Kavre with a fully-loaded truck of supplies. There they distributed rice, daal, and tarps for make-shift shelters. The truck could not reach the villages directly so villagers walked down to the road to meet them and receive the supplies. Fortunately no one… Read more »

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  • At the end of the day, offering candles at the stupa

    Yesterday evening, after a full and hectic day of sending aid to many villages, our team headed down to the Boudhanath stupa to light candles and make prayers for those suffering from last week’s devastating earthquake. It has now been just over one week since the tragedy and the candlelit kora was an opportunity for all… Read more »

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  • Relief Sent To Thalo In Response To Request Made This Morning

    This morning the organization received a request from two men returning from Sindhupalchowk. Jeevan Lama and Phurpa Yolmo came by jeep on the newly opened road from their small village of Thalo to explain the situation and need for aid. Their village, which is situated on the top of a small hill in a very… Read more »

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  • 37 Tibetan refugee families left homeless – UPDATE!

    GOOD NEWS! This morning, 3rd May, a French architect-engineer performed an assessment of the damage to the Tibetan refugees’ building using Yann’s detailed photos. He told us that the building needs extensive repairs, but if repaired correctly it will be safe to live in once more. So while this group of Tibetans will have to continue… Read more »

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  • Delivering Aid to Vangeri, Lachyang Gaon in Chaturale, Nuwakot

    Yesterday, 1st May, a team of four monks and Juan from Argentina headed out once more to the Nuwakot district. This was the second delivery of aid and supplies to the district that day. They took a fully-loaded truck of supplies: 35 large sacks of rice, 2 sacks and 4 boxes of instant noodles, 4… Read more »

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