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2020 construction on the shedra restarts!

2020 construction on the Kilung Shedra and Community Center began again on the auspicious day of Saga Dawa, June 5th.

Here are some photos and videos of the construction now ongoing.

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Orgyen Terja tea business – Sustainable economic development

In 2019, working with the local nomad community, Kilung Foundation successfully established an herb tea business, Orgyen Terja, in Dzachuka.


In folk stories, Orgyen Terja was brought to Tibet as a hidden treasure by Guru Rinpoche. The dried leaf made tea has been traditionally enjoyed by Tibetans for hundreds of years. However, in recent years, this herb tea was almost forgotten. But its delicate flavor and healthful properties inspired us to revive it for the benefit of people drinking it, and also to promote local economic development.


Professors in Peking University identified the herb as Potentilla tatsienluensis.

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Help rebuild the Kilung Children’s School in the Shedra

This is Sonam Yonten, now in his early 30s.

Sonam’s parents died when he was a young boy. He joined Kilung Shedra when the first Shedra program started and became a monk. Sonam studied very hard, completed his training and later became a teacher for Kilung Children’s School, before the fire destroyed the Shedra.

After the fire, he and the Shedra and Children’s School students have been waiting for the Shedra to be rebuilt so that they can return to study. In the meantime, he is teaching adults in his community how to read and write.

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Help build the Community Health Clinic in the Kilung Shedra

This little girl was famous for her “Big Belly” in the community. She was once starving near death, but no one was aware of it.

Her family caught Tuberculosis two years ago, after they gave up their nomad life and moved to town to send their oldest girl to school. During the TB treatment, her mom became pregnant. She decided to stop the medication and save the baby. After the baby was born, she was sent to live with her grandparents, to avoid getting TB transmitted to her. From day 1, she was fed by yak milk.

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2019 Building Season Ends

The construction of the Kilung Shedra and Community Center has ended for the 2019 season. View video about the shedra construction and year-end progress HERE.


What tremendous progress has been made!

From cleared ground in 2017…

…and architectural design and rendering…

…to September 2019 construction progress!

Support from around the world is helping to rebuild
the Kilung Shedra and Community Center.


Please help us pay all bills from the 2019 construction season
and begin to fund the 2020 season!

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End of August Construction progress and videos

Construction continues at a high rate with great progress! Here are photos and videos from the end of August.


Your support is greatly needed to rebuild the shedra!


Your support is greatly needed to rebuild the shedra!


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Late August 2019 Shedra progress

Your support is greatly needed to rebuild the shedra!


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Remarkable progress on Kilung Shedra – late July photos 2019

Remarkable progress on the Kilung Shedra as the rooms are now taking shape.
Click on photos below to see full size.




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Dza Kilung Rinpoche, Monks and Construction Workers at the Shedra

Tremendous progress is being made with the shedra rebuilding. Here also are some photos of Rinpoche, the monks and the construction workers at the site.

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Second story going up on the Kilung Shedra!

Click on photos for large-size slide show to see the progress through early July, 2019.

Slide show #1: photos through early July with Dza Kilung Rinpoche at construction site:


Help us keep up this high pace of construction this summer! Donate HERE.

Slide show #2: photos from earlier this construction season.


Help us rebuild the Kilung Shedra, Children’s School and Community Center! Donate HERE.



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