Ladakh Flood Emergency

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Principal of Kagyu College, Dehradun, India.

(Received by Margaret Richardson of Rigul Trust.)

Dear Margaret,

I hope you are doing well. I am not very happy to share this news there was flood disaster happened in Ladakh everywhere. I hope you are aware that hundreds of people lost their precious lives and belongings and hundreds of people lost their home.

My family are well, but there was huge damage at the river side. My brother and sister came from Ladakh. I had a long discussion with my brother and was shocked to see some videos from my village call Tingmosgang. Our village areas had huge damaged of fields and trees most at the river side and five houses were completely wash away

I didn’t hear till today that there was also affected at Tserkarmo monastery where we are building Great Bhudi Stupa. I was shocked to see some of those pictures. Two pools were completely destroyed where we store water for the fields. Now we don’t have any pool! Also affected for few fields and trees.

Some others pictures are at my villages call Tingmosgang there were destroyed five houses and thousands of trees and hundreds of fields. We have to bring those fields in to normal way for next season otherwise they have nothing to do. Please help! HELP! HELP! HELP!

Our project is trying collect donations for the Ladakh disaster. As you have good links with people, it would be so kind if you also could do some fundraising for this disaster. That would bring much benefit for those people.

Our society is registered in 1989 and recently we FCR status (legally we can receive donations from foreign countries). Today I got a call from a friend of mine from Ladakh and he did say that they really need lots of help from all over the world.

With lots of prayers.

Khenpo Rangdol



If you are able to help in anyway this would be wonderful. Forwarding this information on blogs, email lists, radio, TV, newsletters, word of mouth, facebook etc. would be so appreciated by the flood victims in Ladakh.



Please use the following details for a direct international bank transfer to Khenpo Rangdol’s Ladakh projects:

Tingang Tsalkar Gonpa Sabha

State Bank of India, Leh Ladakh 194106,
J&K, India
Account: NO: 30327574121,
Name of account: Tingang Tsalkar Gonpa Sabha
Branch Code: 1365,
Swift Code: SBININBB280

Please mark donations – ‘Ladakh flood relief‘.


By clicking on the PayPal button below. Rigul Trust accepts donations from any currency, from any country, through PayPal.

or send a cheque to:

Rigul Trust, 13, St. Francis Avenue, Southampton SO18 5QL UK.

Please mark ‘Ladakh Flood Appeal‘.

UK taxpayers are eligible for Gift Aid

100% of all donations received by Tingang Tsalkar Gonpa Sabha Ladakh flood relief and Rigul Trust ‘Ladakh Flood Appeal will go to the victims of the floods.

Any further details required please contact:

Khenpo Rangdol at:
or Margaret Richardson at:

Thank you so much for your help.

Best wishes

Margaret Richardson
Trustee of Rigul Trust

1 thought on “Ladakh Flood Emergency”

  1. Please donate donate donate. I have been to Ladakh and Khen Lobsang Tsetan Rinpoche of Stok (next to Ley) Ladakh comes to Tulsa,OK to raise funds for his children’s school which literally supports an entire community of adults and extendced families through donations and student sponsorship.
    Tell anyone you know who has empathy with Tibet…..for the preservation of the culture… give and give quickly to prepare for winter and food. They will need money to buy anything that is brought in. There are repairs to recover machines, plantings…to survive.
    It is heartbreaking to see years and years of carefully planned growth, planting and building for so many needed services… washed away. The chaos and suffering are unimaginable.
    Ladakh is a special place where Buddhism is carefully nurtured, cultivated and preserved. Existence is often at a bare subsistence level to begin with. His Holiness Dalai Lama goes there every year and it is where he can be with Tibetans, teach and rest. The Buddhist community is going to need our help in a very very desperate way. If education is an example of what support might be forthcoming, Christians, Muslims and Hindus in Ladakh often have the global support of their far away organizations with large donations. We are all connected to people in Ladakh. The same teachings, practices, Lineages…I remember walking through Choglamsar where HHDL had just taught, going over the small bridge to Stok and back to where I was staying. Thousands of Tibetans. The relics of the Buddha were brought there. HH Dalai Lama taught at Nubra, over the pass. I’m almost speechless how to communicate what is missing for people. They have to rebuild certain things immediately to make it through the winter. It is so cold there in winter that Khen Rinpoche told me simply, “Don’t come in winter, you can’t take it.”
    These are a gentle people whose natural bent is to pray for the perpetrators of a crime as well as the victim. Gentle. Their irrigation system outside of Stok is “voluntary” in other words, by mutual compassion, when your garden has enough, you divert the small canal of stream water into your neighbor’s land so they can grow their food.
    Please give. It’s money they need. They will know what to do with the money. We already know what to do with our prayers. Jackie Roemer, Bodhicharya Oklahoma, US.

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