Tragedy Strikes Nepal
End of year news (Dec. 2015) - The primary focus in the months since the earthquake has been to support the community in and around Tergar Osel Ling and to prepare for the repair and reconstruction of damaged structures. After months of living outside under tents, the monks all now have places to stay. We’re also happy to announce that Mingyur Rinpoche’s mother and grandfather are well and living at the monastery. Upon his return from retreat, Rinpoche travelled to Nepal to join the community at the monastery and begin planning for the steps ahead. Unfortunately, the original shrine room has been damaged beyond repair and will need to be torn down and completely rebuilt. Plans are now underway to start rebuilding in early 2016.
Here’s the update from May 12, 2015 - here
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nepal and other areas affected by the devastating earthquake on Saturday, April 25. Some of you may know that Nepal is the home to Tergar Ösel Ling Monastery, one of three monastic centers that operates under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. We wanted to let you know that we have heard from the monks at Tergar Ösel Ling in and although there is significant damage to the buildings, no one was seriously injured and all of Mingyur Rinpoche’s immediate family is safe. As Mingyur Rinpoche himself is on a wandering retreat, we don’t have any information about him at this time. We do not even know whether or not he is in Nepal. Please be assured that if we receive any information we will pass it on.
We think that the priority at this point is to help the thousands of people in Nepal who have suffered so much loss and who are struggling at this very moment to find the basic necessities to survive. If you wish to contribute, here is a list of vetted charities doing relief work for those affected by the earthquake.
Please help support the monks and repair the buildings at Tergar Ösel Ling Monastery (below).
Meanwhile we suggest that you undertake whatever meditation practices help nurture your compassionate response to the immense suffering of this situation and dedicate any benefits to the welfare of those who have been affected by this tragic event.
Many thanks from all of us.
The Yongey Foundation
How to help - Please consider making a donation to help support the monks and repair the buildings at Tergar Ösel Ling, Mingyur Rinpoche’a monastery in Nepal.
Checks - made payable to The Yongey Foundation can be sent to:
The Yongey Foundation
PO Box 770630
CO 80477 USA
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