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World Sang Day

World Sang Day (Dzamling Chisang), a ceremony of incense-offering for World Peace, was celebrated on June 28th, 2018 (the 15th day of the fifth Tibetan month.)

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Construction begins!

After the Groundbreaking Ceremony, construction began at the Kilung Shedra and Community Center.

Here is Dza Kilung Rinpoche at the construction site as the heavy equipment digs the foundation.

More photos of equipment at work…

and videos of rebar being staged.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony photos

Here are some photos of the groundbreaking ceremony held on June 17, 2018.


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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Kilung Shedra and Community Center

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Kilung Shedra and Community Center will be on June 17th, the day of the Buddha’s First Turning of the Wheel of the Dharma.

There will be ceremonies and prayers to start the construction and to commemorate the day. Many high lamas from across the Dzachuka region will be invited to the festivities and will attend the groundbreaking.

If you want to join in this celebration, at Yeshe Long, Dza Kilung Rinpoche’s seat in the West, click HERE.

So many of us have been waiting for this auspicious and joyous moment.

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The Kilung Foundation at Work

This video shares with you the important humanitarian work of the Kilung Foundation in Dzachuka, East Tibet.

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Lama Gonpo’s Last Wish

Note: This campaign to raise funds for the Gonpo Tsering Community Center was successful, but more funds are needed and the campaign is ongoing. Construction has begun! Click HERE.
As many of you know, Lama Gonpo Tsering, a very great and dear man, died on February 27. During this time of grieving—felt by his family, the community in Dzachuka, and our extended friends around the world—we have been considering how to honor him and keep his memory and inspiration alive for generations to come.

Nearing the end of his life, while in a hospital in China,

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Lama Gonpo Tsering

Dear Friends of Kilung Foundation,

We are deeply sad to share that Lama Gonpo Tsering died on Feb. 27th. When it became certain that he would not be able to receive a liver transplant, his family was able to transport him back home to Dzachuka for his final few days.

Dza Kilung Rinpoche and the Kilung Foundation are grateful for the medical support and prayers sent for Lama Gonpo by so many people, helping to give hope, and then ease his passing.

Gonpo spent his life to help others. You can remember Gonpo by making a donation to the Community Center being named in his honor.

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Nyima and Yangzom

As a result of the fire, the hardships of continuing the schooling in temporary structures, and construction delays, there was no school or shedra this year. Here are the personal stories of two Dzachuka children who have been impacted by the closure of the Kilung Children’s School after the fire that destroyed the structure in April 2016. One is a story of challenge, the other a story of hope. We believe they point to the benefits your donations provide, both to relieve suffering and to offer opportunities.

Nyima Dondrup is eight years old, the fourth child of a nomad family living in the Kilung Valley.

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Shedra monks still studying but at other monasteries

While waiting for the rebuilding of the Kilung Shedra, the children and monks have scattered in different places, some at home, some in public school, and some at other Shedras such as Dzogchen, Shechen, Jangma, Palpung and Machen.

Thirty-one monks and six school children are supported to continue in their studies by small stipends from Kilung Foundation.

To the right is Shercho studying at Dzogchen Monastery. Below is Tsering Topden also at Dzogchen Monastery, and Dorje Gon at Jangma Monastery.


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Shedra Rebuild update

The past 18 months after the fire have been busy ones for the Kilung Foundation. The new building site has been cleared in preparation for construction to begin. Thanks to gifts from Asian students, a new well has been established to provide clean drinking water.

Architectural plans have been developed for a new three-story, modern and environmentally sensitive building.

The new structure will be built using contemporary building techniques and modern building materials, rather than traditional Tibetan rammed earth. The expanded space will accommodate both the present and future needs of Vajrayana students in a far-reaching community.

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