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 »

  • Scouting Sundakhan area begins

    Lama Busulu and Lama Lungtok Sangpo head off from Ka-nying Shedrub Ling monastery to survey the Sundakhan area.

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  • Our new emergency office

    Yesterday we set up an emergency office in the garden of Rangjung Yeshe Institute restaurant, which is at the back of our monastery Ka-nying Shedrub Ling. Rangjung Yeshe Institute have provided us with electricity and Wifi. There are at least a dozen of us here – monks, nuns, and our international students – receiving information… Read more »

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  • Buying Food

    Today we bought 100 more 30 kgs sack of rice and other food for distribution. Here in Kathmandu, the sun has finally come out and the rain has stopped. We are finally warming up. Let’s hope it lasts!  

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  • An update from Phakchok Rinpoche and our team in Kathmandu

    It has been raining non-stop since yesterday evening. Most people are still camping outside and it is cold and damp. After-shocks continue. Volunteers have been working around the clock since Saturday afternoon trying to assess the damage in each area, what each area is in need of, and how and when they can be reached…. Read more »

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  • Helambu – Update

    The CGLF team is focusing attention on getting aid to areas such as Helambu where aid has been slow to arrive. The photos below are from Melamchi, where reports tell us that most of the buildings have collapsed. Aid to villages such as this is what your donations will make possible. Please help us to… Read more »

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  • Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche leading food distribution efforts

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  • Update just in from Alba and the team at Vajra Varahi monastery and clinic in Chapagaon

    Yesterday, 28th April, the Monastery Manager, Pema and Alba Clinic Director distributed 400 kg of rice and 50 kg of lentil daal to 300 people in the local area. They constructed a tent for 100 people. People from three of the surrounding villages – Dadagaon, Boharatar, and Bistagaun – came to receive the food and… Read more »

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  • Earthquake Relief

    Dear Friends, Since Saturday, March 25th, Nepal has suffered a devastating earthquake and numerous aftershocks. Thousands of people have died and many tens of thousands of others are destitute, vulnerable, and filled with fear. Fortunately, our community of monks, nuns, and students are safe and our monasteries relatively undamaged. Many other areas though have suffered… Read more »

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  • Report from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery

    Today at Ka-nying Shedrub Ling monastery, where all of the monks and many lay people have been camping since Saturday, we started cleaning up the debris from the earthquake. A lot of plaster cracked and fell off the walls on both the inside and outside of the monastery during the earthquake, so we started sweeping… Read more »

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