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”
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,
“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.
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
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