Update 30 May 2015
More than a month has now passed since the powerful earthquake devastated Nepal. Since then, a second earthquake and numerous aftershocks have occurred. The monsoon is coming and there is need for urgent preparation across the many communities affected by the earthquake.
While none of the monks and nuns from Triten Norbutse has been injured, they are still camping outside. Water supply is not sufficient, electricity unstable, and potential outbreaks of diseases will be challenging with this level of devastation
Amidst this situation, our monks are helping to the community by distributing food, providing access to free medical care and, to the extent possible, assisting remote communities.
Since the tragedy, we have received numerous expressions of support from around the world. Yongdzin Rinpoche, Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche and all the lamas feel extremely grateful and they would like to thank all of you for your kindness and your support and all your words of encouragement.
Triten Norbutse Association and Shenten Dargye Ling Congregation have received financial donations that will be used to repair the damaged buildings of the monastery and to offer support to other areas in the Himalayan region.
We will provide with updates and detailed expense as soon as logistically possible.
Please contact us for any question, clarification or information you wish to have in this regards,
Shenten Dargye Ling Team
Monks from Triten Norbutse rescuing people trapped due to collapsed buildings near the monastery.
Dear Sangha members, dear friends,
No doubt you have been following the news about the devastating earthquake in Nepal that has affected Kathmandu, Nepal and adjoining countries.
Our Sangha has a deep connection with Nepal. Kathmandu is the seat of Triten Norbutse, our parent monastery, and the main residence of our lamas.
Nepal is also home to long standing Bon communities all of which have been adversely affected by the present tragic circumstances.
While there haven’t been personal injuries or deaths at Triten Norbutse, monks and nuns and the whole Bon community in Nepal are deeply affected by the tragic loss of lives caused by the earthquake. Even thought no building has collapsed at Triten Norbutse, there are some cracks in some of the buildings.
Apart from the restoration of damages to Triten Norbutse, shortage of food, water, lack of shelter, clothing and medical supplies will continue. Therefore, supplies will need to be brought from neighboring countries and their cost will be much higher than usual. Moreover, we have learned that the Bon School in Lubra, Mustang has been severely damaged, including classrooms and the dining hall. All children have been sent back to their own families in remote villages. Many houses in the area of Jomson have collapsed this morning. At the moment we cannot estimate the full extent of the damage.
It is abundantly clear that Triten Norbutse, the wider Bon community and affected people in general need our moral and financial support. In recent days, many of you have contacted our lamas and Shenten asking how you could help.
In order to facilitate this we have opened a bank account to collect money to support all the needs that the monastery and the community will need to face as a consequence of the disaster, and that will require long term attention.
Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche will assume full responsibility for the allocation of funds to specific needs.
Your contribution of whatever size will be much appreciated.
Shenten Dargye Ling Board
On behalf of Shenten Dargye Ling Sangha
HOW TO DONATE
Monks sleep outside amid aftershock fear.
Monastery buildings have been damaged.
Via Bank transfer:
Shenten Dargye Ling Association
BNPPARB LUTECE PARIS
IBAN: FR76 3000 4017 6300 0100 3589 250
Triten Norbutse Association
Chez Claire Mosser
14 bis rue Juillet
BNP Paribas Paris Gambetta
IBAN: FR 76 3000 4017 6300 0100 8856 350
Association Triten Norbutse
14 bis rue Juillet
Monks from Triten Norbutse helping in relief efforts in Kathmandu.