Rigul Trust are happy to welcome Sarah Delfont and Colin R. Moore as new Trustees in place of Frank Goh and Brigid Shaugnessy. Many thanks to former trustees Frank, Brigid and Jude Tarrant, who retired earlier, for their great contribution towards Rigul Trust and helping so many people through the Trust. Margaret Richardson will continue […]CONTINUE READING
This is the Tibetan New Year statement from the head of the Kagyu lineage, the Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje. The recent protests and self-immolations in Tibet against brutal Chinese repression have caused him to speak these words full of hope for future peace and freedom: ” Acknowledging the real human distress of Tibetans in Tibet […]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
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.