We hope that you are doing well.
We are pleased that we are able to share with you these photos of the fruits of our recent support in Rigul village.
Below you can see the children, proud to be receiving their school certificates, at a special ceremony this August. In the background is one of the solar panels that Rigul Trust has funded in Rigul village.
Our patron, Ringu Tulku Rinpoche, has forwarded these 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.
There was a gathering in Portugal of people from all over the world for Ringu Tulku’s annual summer camp for the study of Buddhist teachings and meditation.
The summer camp was a great opportunity for raising awareness and funds for Ringu Tulku’s homeland of Rigul inTibet.
A total of 1,400 euros was generously donated to Rigul Trust. About 40,000 euros is needed every year to maintain the school, the health clinic and basic sanitation.
If you wish, here is a link to a summary of Summer Camp
JUNE – HH KARMAPA FIRST EVER VISIT TO EUROPE
This year we had the good fortune to have a short audience with HH Karmapa and briefly explained what Rigul Trust was supporting in Rigul.
There were three main topics which we wished to highlight with His Holiness. These involved issues which concerned:
more nunneries in Tibet,
the impact of a lack of disposal strategies for dealing with the increasing amounts of plastic rubbish,
and also our interest in promoting modern educational support for children and young people across the Himalayan region. We asked HH how we could help in the areas of Nepal, Ladakh etc.
Knowing education to be an area of keen interest to HH we enquired how we could aid his vision in whatever way that we could.
His Holiness engaged with this and said that he would discuss it with Ringu Tulku.
RAISING AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR RIGUL TRUST IN NURBURING AND BERLIN AT HH KARMAPA VISIT
The Rigul Trust stall was kept very busy with answering lots of questions, interest, passing on information and networking
We were able to sell copies Chenrezig books and DVDs of Ringu Tulku’s Buddhist teachings.
We also received very generous donations for small deity cards produced from the beautiful paintings
by R D Salga, renowned thanka painter from Kathmandu, and the brother of Ringu Tulku.
Ringu Tulku Rinpoche talking about Rigul Trust.
Video made by Tom Zachmeier of C.A.N – Conscious Action Network
Bodhicharya North America is kindly printing the Rigul Trust publication, ‘Chenrezig, the Practice of Compassion’, with commentary by Ringu Tulku. All the proceeds received by Rigul Trust will go to Ringu Tulku’s monastery, health clinic and school in Rigul, Tibet.
There are the full details for international banking also on www.rigultrust.org click on Donate and you will find Rigul Trust bank details half way down on the right if you would prefer to use this function than PayPal.
You will be pleased to know that we are maintaining our pledge that 100% of what you give will go directly to the projects, not a single pound is taken in admin, publicity or publishing.
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,
Margaret and Jude.
Trustees of Rigul Trust