The news of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal and bordering countries will have reached so many of us. The reportage of the thousands of fatalities, injured and the graphic images on TV and the social media will have touched the hearts of so many around the world. Words fail to express the utter sadness and grief felt by the survivors.
People have been asking Ringu Tulku and Rigul Trust if they can make donations to help with the relief work in Nepal. At present we don’t have any direct and reliable links on the ground in Nepal but we are looking into ways that we can help. Support and aid will be needed not only immediately but also in the medium to long term.
Ringu Tulku says:
The Kagyu monasteries have asked for permission to give aids in remote areas of Nepal and they were given with thanks. They are now in both East and West giving food, bedding, tents and other most urgent supplies and supports.
HH Karmapa gave 200,000 dollars again. He also sent more tents from Bodhgaya.”
We also asked Ringu Tulku what prayers we could do for the people of Nepal and surrounding countries affected, Rinpoche says:
”Chenrezig practice for the dead and Tara and Guru Rinpoche practice for living and warding off more problems”.
Chenrezig mantra links:
Mantra with prayers by HH Dalai Lama link:
HH Karmapka link:
Prayer for rebirth in a Pureland – Dewachen –link:
Prayer for rebirth in a Pureland – Dewachen – English version to Tibetan tune:
HH Karmapa teaching on Purelands translated by Ringu Tulku links 1 to 4:
Ringu Tulku’s commentary on the Practice of Chenrezig is available as a book including the prayers. Available on www.rigultrust.org
Tara mantra link:
21 Praises to Tara chanted by HH Karmapa:
Tara prayers – Free from Eight Fears
I pray to you who protects me from eight fears.
I pray to you who brings us blazing auspiciousness.
I pray to you who closes the door of negative rebirths.
I pray to you who leads us to the realms of happiness.
Your love is ever present for all of us.
Please continue to give us your loving protection.
Rough translation by Ringu Tulku
Guru Rinpoche mantra link:
HH Karmapa chanting seven line prayer in Berlin:
HH Karmapa’s talk on the Seven Line Supplication to Guru Rinpoche:
Message from HH Karmapa concerning the earthquake
We will do our best to help the people affected by the earthquake in whatever ways that we can.
Ringu tulku has family living in Kathmandu and they are all ok and have been living out of doors for many days.
Tom Zachmeier, a film maker, is doing noble, pioneering, grass roots work with his Conscious Action Network. Tom is helping raise the profile of Rigul Trust too and if you are in Berlin on May 10th this year please don’t miss this event below – Noble Heart Night – for Tibet and Nepal – some of the proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Rigul Trust and Ringu Tulku will be giving the talk on the ‘Wisdom of Love – Changing the World from the Inside Out’, at this event. Please check Tom’s work out with C.A.N.
With love and prayers,