News from Tergar Tibet

Dear Friends,                                                                                                       March 3, 2015

 As we begin this new year, we wanted to take a moment to let you know of the news from Tergar Monastery in Tibet.  

Tergar Shedra studies - Lama Trinley’s uncle, Pekar Rinpoche, the abbot of the monastery just sent us a letter of thanks and an update of this year's study program (shedra) that you and the Yongey Foundation helped to initiate - hereThanks to you, the shedra has been a great success, inspiring and enrichingthe monastic community and with your help, the program will continue through the year. Your generosity will help ensure that the monks receive the full education and training needed to be fully qualified holders of Mingyur Rinpoche's practice lineage.

Supporting the nuns of Tergar - Before leaving for retreat, Rinpoche talked often about his concern for the nuns associated with the Mingyur lineage.  Over the years, he has wanted to build a nunnery for them, but the politics are such that no building is possible in the area. Without a home monastery, the nuns have had to travel away from the region to find support for their study and practice. Many have settled near Yachen monastery, a day's travel from Tergar. With Lama Trinley’s help, we have begun to contact the nearly 200 nuns in the region who are associated with Mingyur Rinpoche. We hope to soon begin to offer them some modest support to help them with their studies and to let them know that Mingyur Rinpoche cares about them and wants to support them. We’ll have more to tell you about this initiative before long. We can think of nothing that would delight Rinpoche more upon his return than to know that we've reached out to support the Tergar nuns.

Many thanks to each of you for your continued interest and generosity. The monks and nuns under Rinpoche's guidance are very dear to his heart. He'll be delighted when he learns of your support. 

Sincerely,

Tim, Josh, Glenna and Edwin - The Yongey Foundation board

Learn more about The Yongey Foundation, - here

Support Tergar Monastery, go - here