Rigul Trust

Ringu Tulku: Rigul Trust funding

Dear friends world wide,

A letter from Ringu Tulku Rinpoche about Rigul, his birthplace, and where he has his monastery:

“I am very pleased to report that the school, clinic and shedra are going very well in Rigul. I would like to thank you all for your very generous contributions.

To secure the well being for the people of Rigul in the longer term, a plan has been created with the help of a professionally managed investment fund. This investment fund has enabled us to better utilise the accumulated reserves whilst still maintaining our current day to day funding of Rigul. The aim of this fund is to grow it sufficiently over the next ten years so that it will provide a legacy which will support the people of Rigul into the future. We would also like to remind you that 100% of all donations received from you go towards benefiting the people of Rigul since the Trust is operated on a volunteer basis.

Our task has not yet been completed. With your help, the people of Rigul will be able to continue to have health care services and free education and food for children as well indefinitely into the future.

I send you my heart felt gratitude for all the help and support that you are giving to the people of the village of my monastery”

Ringu Tulku

Wishing you all the very best,

Margaret Richardson
Founder of Rigul Trust

www.rigultrust.org

Rigul Greetings and Gratitude

Dear friends worldwide,

So very many of us have so willingly and graciously helped Ringu Tulku’s people in Tibet over the years.

The people in Rigul send their heartfelt greetings, appreciation and gratitude for all the help and the kindness that so many of us have provided with support and funds for health, education and poverty relief in Rigul.

Over the years we have helped fund the first purpose built school, the first purpose built health clinic. And! Funded two free school meals a day, free textbooks, free boarding, salaries for teachers and cooks. With the clinic we have funded the salaries of the doctor, the nurse and the running costs of the clinic along with funding an ambulance. We’ve helped fund the first ever piped water to several taps located in the school and the clinic  etc. And- the first ever toilets with water supply too.

Sometime ago, I was told by a lama from Rigul that the whole atmosphere of the people in Rigul had changed with them developing more confidence, more interest in the children’s education and  now receiving health care.

There are so many ways that we can help and will share with everyone some of the numerous fund raising activities that have taken place in the next Rigul news posting.

Wishing us all good health and a joyful mind for the new year,

Margaret Richardson and Ringu Tulku

 

A Meeting of Two Faiths – LIVE Teaching

A Buddhist perspective on the ‘Gospel of Mary Magdalene’.

Thursday 22nd July at 3:30pm BST (UK)


Ringu Tulku Rinpoche offers his reflections on this long lost little known Christian text, along with a Q&A session after. This session will explore the common themes that link this more mystical, feminine version of Christianity and Buddhist teachings. Themes like interdependence, craving and attachment.

This event is a fundraiser in aid of Rigul Trust.

A generous donor has kindly offered to fund match every donation made to Rigul Trust, up to £5,000, in gratitude for this talk.

Let’s Cheer for Rigul!!

100% of all donations received will go to help Ringu Tulku’s people in Rigul, Tibet for the school, health clinic and poverty relief.

Click here to find out more and register.

 

Building a new temple in Rigul

We have recently received some videos and photos of building a new temple in Rigul Monastery.

Click here to view the images and videos.

Rinpoche says:

“The old temple became unusable some years ago. They dismantled it this year, and in its place they are building a new one completely, in the traditional way, with clay and wood. Not using cement and iron. Local people and monks are doing most of the unskilled labour.”

Many of you have helped Ringu Tulku Rinpoche to run the school, clinic and Shedra of the Rigul Monastery. We want to thank you for your ongoing support.

Rigul Trust Newsletter November 2019

Patron: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche

Dear friends worldwide,

Having celebrated 10 years of Rigul Trust registering as a UK Charity in 2008 we continue  to celebrate your wonderful ongoing generosity and funding for the health clinic, the school and the Shedra in Rigul, Tibet.

The people in Rigul send their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to everyone worldwide who so generously donate, advise and help in so many ways to support the school and the clinic to flourish.

We now have news that there are about 140 children in the school, so a big increase in numbers this year. Continue reading

Seasons Greetings and Gratitude from Rinpoche

I would like to take this auspicious occasion of Christmas and New Year 2019 to thank all the generous people who helped Rigul Trust for so many years to build and sponsor the school, clinic and shedra in Rigul area of Tibet and other beneficial activities.


My grateful thanks to the founder and the trustees of the past and present and all those who helped in many different ways to make the works of the trust functional. 

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I pray that you all have a healthy, happy and harmonious year ahead and all your positive wishes be fulfilled.

Happy New Year 2019

Ringu Tulku

Rigul Children Telling Stories

Dear Friends Worldwide,

On November 18th, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche posted the following news from Rigul on the Bodhicharya International Facebook page:

“A new special program that started in Rigul is now being appreciated by many other places in Tibet. In “Rigul Children Telling Stories,” the children tell all the stories, legends and jokes that they learnt from their parents and grand parents. This program was organised by Rigul School. It is a good way to preserve the old folk culture of the land, a culture which is slowly being forgotten.”
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche.

Rigul Trust is celebrating ten years of raising funds for education, welfare projects and poverty relief among the Tibetan communities of Rigul and other Himalayan regions.

Over the last decade we have funded the children’s education at Rigul School, including text books, boarding costs, teachers and cooks salaries as well as two free hot school meals daily.

In addition, the Rigul Trust also covers running costs for the health clinic, including the salaries of Dr Chuga and Ani Choden the nurse.

On top of that we funded a dining room so the the children do not have to eat outside, built the first ever toilets in Rigul and financed an underground water pipe, which carries water from the stream to five taps within the village.

The Trust has also donated towards disaster relief in Yushu, Ladakh, Sikkim and Nepal.

A very big thank you. Your generosity has helped thousands of people over the ten years.

If you would like to donate to the school in Rigul, please visit www.rigultrust.org and click on DONATE. If you donate with the Celebration option a kind sponsor is offering 25% extra on your donation up to £40,000 GBP

Be happy, be joyful, go well,
Margaret Richardson
Founder of Rigul Trust

www.rigultrust.org

Three Peak Challenge in aid of Rigul Trust and Bodhicharya Kent

Members of Bodhicharya Kent are going to do the Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge, climbing 3 mountains in 12 hours. They are hoping to raise £2,000 to be divided equally between Rigul Trust and the Community Group Bodhicharya Kent.

This year is Rigul Trust’s 10 Year anniversary, so to celebrate a kind benefactor will donate an extra 25% of all donations given, so please give generously!

You can make a donation here

Thank you!

Bodhicharya Kent | Rigul Trust

Rigul Trust celebrates 10th anniversary

Rigul Trust was founded ten years ago in 2008 and to celebrate the Trust is aiming to raise one years funding for Rigul school and health clinic amounting to £40,000.

For every donation given from now, a kind sponsor is also offering an additional 20% for each donation until that target is reached as gratitude to Ringu Tulku for his great kindness, wisdom and compassion. If you would like to donate please click the donate button below or on the Rigul Trust donation page.





Thanking you for your great kindness.

There is a small chance that more money than is needed may be raised for any project. If this happens and with your agreement, which we will assume has been given unless we hear otherwise, your gift will be used wherever the need is greatest.

Rigul Monastery has a new car

Dear Friends,

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.

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