At last we bring good news! Ringu Tulku Rinpoche has just sent us a photo of the brand new car/ambulance that Dr Chuga and his team bought on Saturday 12 August.
They are so pleased with the car. It will help a lot of people getting to hospital which is one or two days journey.
The car can help Dr Chuga visit patients near and far, sometimes several hours drive. The car/ambulance is robust and built for rough terrain in the mountains.
The car can take five passengers.
The open back of the car will be used for collecting medicinal herbs from he mountains, hillsides and valleys in Tibet as well as transporting goods and materials.
Sad news came today of the death of Lama Tsering Paljor yesterday in Tibet. Lama La was resident monk at the Bodhicharya Meditation Centre in Sikkim, and any who spent time there with him discovered a very special person, an absolute joy and inspiration to be around.
He constructed the fire house on the roof for smoke offerings, and every morning at dawn he’d light the brush and incense, and recite mantras and protector prayers to greet the day. We hardly noticed that he spoke no English and his method of getting to know us came via a really well worn photograph album with photos of himself taken through his lifetime, in Tibet, and during seven years on retreat in Pharping, Nepal, as a chödpa, long hair, damaru and kangling in hand. Continue reading