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 »

  • Preparing Tarps for New Field Post

    Here is a photo of our monks and volunteers preparing tarps to be sent up to Lana and her team tomorrow in Melamchi, where they returned last night. Soon they will be heading north to set up a field post where they can treat earthquake victims from areas in Helambu who have not yet received any aid. They will use… Read more »

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  • Rinpoche Helps Family – Kopan

    Saraswoti Thapa of the Kopan area, together with her son and daughter, approached Phakchok Rinpoche this evening in need of shelter. Their house collapsed during the earthquake and the family of eight had no place to go. She came representing her father who has only one leg and so is unable to visit the monastery… Read more »

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  • An Interview by Republica

    Earlier today, 2nd May, Riwaj Rai, correspondent to Republica newspaper, visited the office to conduct an interview with Phakchok Rinpoche. Rinpoche debriefed him on the core goals of the Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation and described the mobilization efforts of the organization. Along with the interview by Thai PBS today, the efforts here are quickly gaining widespread… Read more »

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  • Phakchok Rinpoche Interviewed by Thai PBS

    Today, May 2nd, Thailand’s Public Broadcasting Service television station visited Ka-nying Shedrub Ling monastery to interview our Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation relief team here. They recorded and will televise Phakchok Rinpoche describing the relief efforts of the organization. He described the immediate response process to the earthquake, stating that the first step was to determine where… Read more »

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  • Video Report from Lana about Yolmo (Helambu)

    Lana O’Flaherty has just returned from expeditions to Yolmo (Helambu). In this video she reports of what she has found in Yolmo, the total destruction and suffering. The situation in Yolmo is dire and we need your support in raising funds and getting help there.  

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  • Reporting from Sundarijal, Chilaune

    Yesterday morning, Kunsang Lama travelled up to Chilaune village in Sundarijal to survey the area. (Sundarjial is in Shivapuri National Park, near Nagi Gonpa.) He reported that there are a few hundred houses there and more than 1000 residents. Almost all of the houses have either collapsed or been so badly damaged that they cannot be… Read more »

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  • Reporting from Chaturale, Nuwakot district, 29-30th April

    On the 29th April, one of our teams travelled up to the Nuwakot district. Urgyen Dorje, one of our monks, is from the Chaturale village so they headed there to see how they could help. Fortunately they saw that although many houses have been damaged, not too many have been destroyed. Nevertheless, even if their… Read more »

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  • Melamchi to Timbu: a report from the field

    Two volunteers from the Ukraine (who wish to remain anonymous) made their way to the village of Melamchi and from there to Timbu to assess the situation away from the cities and provide as much aid as possible. This village has about 4000 people in about 700 houses. They returned to Kathmandu at 1 a.m…. Read more »

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  • Phakchok Rinpoche gives an update on relief efforts

    Phakchok Rinpoche gives an update on CGLF’s earthquake relief efforts to date – thanks those who have contributed, and urges supporters to donate to the cause. CGLF have been delivering tents, food, and medicinal supplies to remote mountain areas hard hit by the quake. We rejoice in all the people that have been helping in… Read more »

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