Rebuild the Kilung Shedra and Community Center

shedra fire-1 shedra fire3On April 7, 2016 a devastating fire swept through the Kilung Shedra, destroying it completely. Gratefully, no one was harmed, but everything was lost.


Your donation to rebuild the Shedra is greatly needed! Please designate “For Shedra” on your donation.

Construction started the summer of 2018. Follow the progress of the Shedra rebuild HERE. Funds are urgently needed to continue a high pace of work during the short Tibetan summer.

The Shedra (Monastic College) was home to the Kilung Children’s School, both essential to providing traditional Tibetan education to the community and to furthering Buddhist spiritual training.

Cleared site of the Kilung Shedra prepared for reconstruction

The sixty students initially resumed their studies in tents and temporary structures, but this proved too difficult and there is currently no school or shedra in session. The children and monks are scattered in different places, some at home, some in public school, and some at other Shedras such as Dzogchen, Shechen, Jangma, Palpung and Machen.

Demolition of the destroyed Shedra was completed, and groundbreaking for the new Shedra and Community Center was on June 17th, 2018. Follow progress of the construction HERE.

The shedra will be a three-story, modern and environmentally sensitive building.

The new building, estimated to cost $1.7 million, will not only replace classrooms and dormitories essential for education, but it will also provide space for new activities and services including education for girls, visiting medical care, and community gatherings.


Click HERE for architectural plans for the new Kilung Shedra and Gonpo Tsering Community Center.

Fundraising efforts have now raised almost half of the funds needed.

With construction now started, there is an urgent need for donations.
 We need your help to complete the project!


If you would prefer to mail a check or money order, send in US funds to:
Kilung Foundation
PO Box 622
Langley, WA 98260 USA

Please designate the purpose of your donation on the memo line.

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