Ladakh Floods Appeal – helping Tibetan communities in India and Himalayas A REPORT ON EMERGENCY AID TO LADAKHI FLOOD VICTIMS FROM KHENPO RANGDOL of VISION HIMALAYA Dear Dharma brothers and sisters, Greetings from Vision Himalaya! I bow to all the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Dharma protectors. May they guide me in all actions for the benefit […]CONTINUE READING
LADAKH FLOODS URGENT MESSAGE FROM Achi Dolma Flood Appeal – Vision Himalaya – Rigul Trust Dear Friends, We, at Rigul Trust, are helping Vision Himalaya with their urgent message for help for the victims of the recent flash floods in Ladakh. We copy Khenpo Rangdol’s email to us as set out below, this will give you a fair picture […]CONTINUE READING
Rigul Trust Newsletter no. 5 Summer 2010 100% of all donations received will go to fund activities in the field 100% of expenses met by volunteers The objectives written into the Charity Commission Governing Document are: “The relief of poverty and financial hardship, the advancement of education, the advancement of religion, the relief of sickness, […]CONTINUE READING
HH DALAI LAMA’S 75th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS TIBET FESTIVAL IN THE PARK Saturday 3rd July 2010 12 noon – 6.00pm Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park London SE1 6HZ Next to Imperial War Museum Dear Friends Rigul Trust will be there, raising awareness and funds for Ringu Tulku’s projects. Please come and support the Festival and enjoy the […]CONTINUE READING
Rigul Trust Financial Resume April 2009 to April 2010 Thank you so much to everyone who has been generous with their time and donations in supporting the trust over the last year. Through these wonderful efforts our provisional figures reveal that over £21,000 has been raised this year, and another £4,417 reclaimed in tax rebate. […]CONTINUE READING
EARTHQUAKE APPEAL YUSHU QINGHAI TIBETAN PLATEAU CHINA On 14th April 2010, an earthquake reaching 7.1 on the Richter scale struck Yushu County, Kham, an impoverished area of Tibet and largely populated by Tibetans. Official reports now put the death toll at 2,064, with more than 12,000 injured and 175 missing. Homes, schools, monasteries and health […]CONTINUE READING
CHINA EARTHQUAKE DISASTER
In this Tibetan region of China over a thousand people died, and many more were injured as a result of the devastating earthquake which struck Yushu county on 14th April. Yushu is in Qinghai province, high on the Tibetan plateau, an impoverished area largely populated by Tibetans. Over 70% of the buildings in the town have been flattened, leaving thousands homeless and shivering in tents overnight in sub-zero conditions. The freezing temperatures and high altitude have hampered search and rescue teams, but hundreds of monks arrived in the worst-affected areas from all over the region to help dig survivors out by hand.
In November 2009 I had the great privilege of spending three weeks in Ringu Tulku’s Bodhicharya Retreat Centre in Rumtek, Sikkim, helping in the early stages of setting up the Sowa Rigpa garden for endangered Himalayan medicinal plants that is Rinpoche’s long-term dream. What follows are some notes on my experience.CONTINUE READING
News from Sikkim medicinal plant project ~ Sowa Rigpa Traditional Tibetan medicine (‘Sowa Rigpa’) and Himalayan medicinal plants ecology programme – Rigul Trust is supporting a pilot project for growing medicinal plants in Sikkim meditation centre garden. We have sent some funds to pay for tilling the land and planting 3 medicinal plants Ruta, Titta and […]CONTINUE READING
We have now sent the funds to complete the building of 2 new classrooms at the Ling Gesar School, Manduwala, Dehra Dun
This school is not only for the Tibetan refugees but caters for all the Indian children in the surrounding poor villages. It was set up 20 years ago and before 2003 was near to closure due to lack of funds. Since 2003 a charitable trust in Germany has been set up under the guidance of Ringu Tulku: Bodhicharya Huttenried – Dharma-Tor Charitable Trust, Germany.
To help maintain and improve the education and health facilities, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has also asked Rigul Trust, with its UK charity registration status, to help fund these projects.