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 »

  • We received 34 more tents from The Mercy Fund

    This afternoon, we were able to collect from the airport the remaining 34 tents that The Mercy Fund so kindly sent us after the earthquake. From among these 34 tents, 21 are large size and 13 medium-size. When Lana and her team return to Melamchi tonight, they will take one tent with them to use as a storehouse… Read more »

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  • A suprise visit from Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

    Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche paid us a suprise visit a little while ago. When Rinpoche arrived, Phakchok Rinpoche, Khandro and others were having a debriefing meeting with Lana and her team who had just arrived back from several days in Melamchi where they had been working around the clock treating patients and assessing damage in… Read more »

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  • Preparing Supplies for Distribution

    Here is a photo of our team of monks and volunteers preparing supplies to go out to the Sundhachowk area and other places.  

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  • Distributing food and tarps in the Pharping area

    Yesterday we sent 18 sacks of rice, 3 sacks of daal, 1 sack of onions, 3 cans of oil, 1 sack of antiseptic lime powder, and 15 tarps to Kolkugaun and Ngodrubgaun, two villages in the Pharping area. There are eight other villages in the area, such as Karpagain and Suntrolgaun, which need tarps. We will try to… Read more »

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  • More Generous Donations from Kitty Luk and her friends

    Friday, 1 May, 8.30 am Kitty Luk and her friends from Hong Kong and China donated another 700,000 Nepalese Rupees. Heartfelt thanks to them all for their compassion and support.

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  • Tulku Chokyi Nyima Returns!

    Late last night, our beloved teacher Tulku Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche returned to Kathmandu from Hong Kong. At lunchtime today, Rinpoche visited our emergency office. Phakchok Rinpoche briefed him on what we’d done so far and which areas we have been able to reach out to. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche thanked everyone involved here, both the monks… Read more »

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  • Reports from Loobhu, Lalitpur District

    This morning Ben Ewing, an MA student at Rangjung Yeshe Institute, and Karma Changchub Gyaltsen, a monk at Ka-nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, were sent out by motorcycle to scout areas in need south of Kathmandu. In the Lalitpur district, they toured a town called Loobhu, otherwise known as Mahalaxmi. The town is an old Newari town… Read more »

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  • A Personal Account from Dollu, Near Pharping, by Kristine Downing

    When I took off to the hills last Friday for a relaxing night out of the city, I hadn’t imagined that my stay would be extended due to a 7.9 earthquake that would hit Nepal. But, while luckily enjoying a drink in an open field, when suddenly a deep rumbling came from the earth below… Read more »

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  • Sindhupalchowk District: Bahrabise

    On April 29th two monks were sent to the village of Barhabise in the Sindhupalchowk district to survey the area. The village was reported to be badly damaged and in need of food and tarps for shelter. Roughly 90% of the area was destroyed. Locals had very little access to food as most of their… Read more »

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