Members of Bodhicharya Kent are going to do the Three Peak Challenge (climbing the biggest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon) over a period of 72 hours. Funds raised will be split between the Charity Rigul Trust and the Community Group, Bodhicharya Kent.
Since the summer there have been some changes in Rigul Trust. Jude Tarrant resigned as a trustee after serving for over seven years, and Margaret Richardson has officially become the Founder of the Trust. Frank Goh, who was also a founding Trustee, and Brigid Shaughnessy agreed to fill the posts of two trustees for the time being.
Now we are happy to welcome Colin Moore and Sarah Delfont as new Trustees in place of Frank and Brigid. I would like to thank Jude, Frank and Brigid for their great contribution towards Rigul Trust and helping so many people through the Trust.
Margaret will continue to work as the Founder, guiding, assisting and helping the trustees. I thank her for her dedication and all out support for Rigul and many other projects. I have no words to thank David Curtis who continues to serve the Trust as a Trustee and has tirelessly worked for it day and night since the beginning. He was also a founding Trustee.
I am very grateful to all of them and all the people who helped, contributed and continue to contribute to Rigul Trust to help educate and give healthcare to the people in one of the most remote corners of Tibet.
I would like to take this opportunity to give my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
So many people have generously donated to Rigul Trust disaster fund to help with the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal. We set out to help 200 nuns, stranded, homeless and without shelter in a remote part of the Nepalese Himalayas near the Tibet border, the only access for provisions and help was by helicopter. A helicopter could only take about 4 people at a time and would have cost about £1,000 a trip.
Following the second earthquake the area became too dangerous for the nuns to stay in from the risk of landslides. 150 nuns made a hazardous journey by foot to Kathmandu, travelling for days. The needs of the nuns are the same, they need shelter, food, money and medicines.
At Rigul Trust we are working closely with Salga and his friends in the Lingstang society.
A carpet factory owner has let the nuns stay in his factory and Salga and Tashi visited the nuns, hired a truck and filled it with provisions, rice, solar panels etc all donated by Rigul Trust.
Salga and Tashi spent time with the nuns assessing their needs, distributing the goods and giving money for medical help. Many of the nuns are sick and in need of a doctor and now in hospital.
Thank you again so much, every picture tells a story! .
These people will still need aid after the rainy season to help rebuild their health and lives.
We have great gratitude to Salga, Tashi and the Lingstang Society for monitoring your donations, assessing needs, buying provisions and giving funds for medical help to these people, on behalf and donated by Rigul Trust.
With every best wish,
on behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees of Rigul Trust.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche and Rigul Trust have been asked to help a village in very remote Nepal, near the Tibetan border which is now only accessible by helicopter. There are 200 nuns and staff in urgent need of shelter, food and medicines. The monastery and nunnery there have been completely destroyed by the earthquake.
The monsoon rains will be arriving within the next few weeks and there is urgent need to get provisions, tents, sheds, food and medicines to them.
Some nuns were buried under the rubble, some were injured and one died. The cost of hiring a helicopter is very expensive and only takes 4 to 5 people to help rebuild their community in this emergency situation.
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity.
With best wishes and great gratitude on behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees at Rigul Trust,
www.rigultrust.org – email@example.com – Tel:+44 (0)23 8046 2926
Patron: Ringu Tulku Rinpoche
UK registered charity no.1124076
We are pleased that we are able to share with you some photos of the fruits of our recent support in Rigul village.
Our patron, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, has forwarded some photographs and says that the school is doing very well.
The people of Rigul send their heartfelt thanks and immense gratitude to everyone who is supporting the school and clinic and the basic sanitation projects.
On behalf of Ringu Tulku and the trustees of Rigul Trust
Thank you for all your support and we wish you all the very best.
Be happy, be joyful, go well,
Francois Henrard has made this delightful video of some of the children and the school when he visited Rigul in October 2013.
We wish to thank everyone for their kind-hearted, ongoing support and generous donations for the children and the school in Rigul, Kham, Tibet. Since the school was built in 2006, many children have benefited from an education, some going on to higher studies and becoming useful members of the community. This progress is even more remarkable knowing that most people in the area for miles around are illiterate. The parents and the community are now witnessing the value and importance of education.
Rigul Trust funds the education of the children, the teachers’ and the cooks’ salaries, the text books and two free, hot school meals a day for all the children.
Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness.
We wish to thank everyone for their kind hearted ongoing support and generous donations for the children and the school in Rigul, Kham, Tibet. Since the school was built in 2006, many children have benefited from an education, some going on to higher studies and becoming useful members of the community.
This progress is even more remarkable knowing that most people in the area for miles around are illiterate. The parents and the community are now witnessing the value and importance of education.
Very recently we received news that the government said some of the children had to go to a new government school, whereby many of them would only be able go home for the weekends because of the distance.
Now, at the request of the Rigul parents to the government authorities, 30 of these children will no longer have to go to the government school but continue their education at Rigul school.
Wishing everyone all the very best,
Image – Francois
Francois has arrived safe an sound in Rigul, Tibet. Here he sends a photo of himself and some of the children taken on his safe arrival on Monday 14th October.
Francois has also forwarded this message from Khenpo Senge about the Rigul children:
I want to express my appreciation to all the sponsors and Rigul Tulku Rinpoche for the selfless support, love and care to the Rigul children and in school during all these years! Up to now, we have over 50 children entered the public schools and/or monastery for higher grades studies after studying in the Rigul school. Some of them are even in high school or colleges.
The atmosphere is very good in our hometown, children are learning languages in Chinese, Tibetan, and English; Studying Tibetan culture and Buddhism. People in the villages now all understand the importance of the children getting educated, as children are the hope of the future.
It’s really a wonderful change we can see today, which is exactly in line with the initial intension of establishing the school. We will continue this important work, letting more children receive an education at a young age, help them cultivate good ideology.
Please continuously give us your great support!
Corby in Northamptonshire has become the first council in the UK to ‘adopt’ a Tibetan village. On 19 September, Corby Council voted to ‘adopt’ Rigul village in eastern Tibet. Council members now plan to raise funds for health and education projects in Rigul, as well as highlighting the human and civil rights issues affecting the people of Tibet. Continue reading