Paint, windows and floors!

The finish work is underway on the Kilung Shedra! Tremendous progress is being made with the interior and exterior painting, windows, and flooring. Below is a slideshow of the August 2021 progress.

We are now fundraising for the materials needed
for the monks and school-aged children to restart their study programs:
seating, desks/tables, blackboards, computers, texts, books, teaching materials.


Thank you!

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Unexpected obstacle as 2021 construction begins!

Construction has started again for the 2021 building season with the intention of completing it this year.

Now, due to the economic consequences of the pandemic, inflation in China and Tibet has caused a huge increase in the prices of building materials. The construction costs of the Shedra project have risen because of this.

We now need $130,000 more to complete the Shedra.

 

Dza Kilung Rinpoche shares:
“In 2016 when the Kilung Shedra and Children’s School was destroyed by a devastating fire, the whole Kilung Community felt a great loss of the source of Tibetan culture and Buddhist study and legacy for future generations to come. We all were heartbroken to see what had happened.

I said then: we’re not letting this disastrous fire take away our younger generation’s learning opportunities. We will rebuild this important center again no matter what hardships we may have to go through.

We hope to fill this financial gap soon, so that we don’t have to postpone the completion of this project.

I am very confident, and rejoice to think that this project can be accomplished this year with all of your generous support, care and love. This will ensure the students and children can come back to their learning again!”

To help us complete the shedra this year, please donate HERE.

Supplies and equipment for the Shedra

The Shedra is taking shape on the outside, but there is still much work still to do on the inside.

As the rooms of the Shedra take form, it is now time to focus on providing supplies and materials to furnish and equip them.

Children are the future of Tibet. They need an education that includes their language and cultural heritage and prepares them for the modern world. The Kilung Community School will provide them with the education they need.

 

For the Kilung Children’s School, a partial list of what is needed includes:
Tables and Seating
Text Books
Writing Materials
Computers/ Technical Equipment
Salaries/training/supplies for teachers

 

  

Donations are needed to furnish and equip the kitchen and dining hall.

Here is a partial list of what is needed:
Large commercial refrigerator and freezer: $1094
Large commercial stove: $938
Traditional Stove for heating: $470
Pots, pans and utensils: $470
Bowl and plates: $125
Tables and chairs: $1250
Exhaust Fan: $235
Fire extinguisher: $156
Misc. kitchen and dining hall supplies $1094

 

Nomad families are at risk for many preventable diseases, including tuberculosis, hepatitis B, and hydatid disease. Currently, they have very little access to medical care, prevention and health education.

The Kilung Health Clinic will make an enormous difference in providing preventative care. Please help us furnish and equip the clinic this year!

Thank you for your help in equipping the Shedra with these necessary supplies!

Donate HERE

 

 

2021 Wonderful News!

We begin 2021 with wonderful news! An anonymous donor has gifted Kilung Foundation
the funds to complete the construction phase of rebuilding the Kilung Shedra!

We are now requesting donations to fully furnish and equip the Shedra complex – temples, classrooms, dormitories, library, kitchen, community rooms and health clinic.

Here are the four levels of the shedra that we now will be outfitting!

  

Stay tuned for more details, and please sign up for our mailing list HERE for the latest updates.

 

Innovative solar cap going up!

One of the most special features of the Kilung Shedra is the solar cap. This large expanse of special glass will cover most of the inner courtyard and will provide passive solar heat for the building. It will create sun-warmed sheltered spaces where students and monks can study during the day, while producing passive heat to the adjacent areas.

From architectural rendering to reality!

Kilung Rinpoche, with the advice of specialized engineers, chose this design to avoid the environmental impact of heating with coal and to minimize costly electric heating bills.

Rinpoche and the Shedra contractor agree that completing the solar cap now is a priority in order to protect the rest of the structure and to potentially provide space where temporary tents can be set up for ongoing use by students or workers.

The Shedra solar cap will also offer an innovative model for earth-friendly construction in this region where abundant sunshine is a renewable natural resource.

Help us finish the roof!

DONATE HERE

 

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