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. The children are now far from home in government schools, and not able to benefit from Tibetan education near their families.

to help rebuild the Kilung Shedra and Community Center.

Click HERE to follow the progress of the Shedra rebuilding.

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. At the time when we saw her, she was 3 months old, with the size even smaller than month old, with fever, and a painfully distended belly, because she couldn’t digest the overly rich yak milk.

The Kilung Foundation was able to get her infant formula and she rapidly responded, gained weight and is now thriving.

She is the lucky one. But her experience is also the example of thousands of not that lucky Tibetan nomad families who suffered TB, Hepetitis B and Hydatid Disease, which are all preventable but so prevalent in Dzachuka (almost every family we met are affected). With health education for family planning and child nutrition, and with vaccinations and health checks, we can help to prevent this desperate situation from happening again and again.

Donate HERE to help build the Kilung Shedra and Community Center where the health clinic will be located.

2019 Building Season Ends

The construction of the Kilung Shedra and Community Center has ended for the 2019 season.


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!

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.



2019 building season begins for the Kilung Shedra reconstruction!

The long Tibetan winter has ended, and the reconstruction of the Kilung Shedra and Community Center has started up again!


Help us keep up the momentum so that Tibetan education and community services
can once again be provided to the Dzachuka nomad community.

A generous donor has offered a $35,000 match for donations made before June 4th.

DONATE HERE to help rebuild the Kilung Shedra and Community Center!

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