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Apr 26
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Prayers for Nepalese Earthquake Victims

IMG_7770Dear Shambhala Community:

Since hearing the news of the earthquake and aftershocks yesterday, the Sakyong Wangmo and I have engaged in practice and prayer for the families and people of Nepal.

The Sakyong Wangmo spoke with His Eminence, Namkha Drimed Rinpoche, who is in Kathmandu at the Ripa family residence. The Rigon Tashi Choling monastery in nearby Pharpeng sustained minimal damage and no one in the Ripa family or monastery was injured in any way.

The situation in Nepal is very difficult and communication with the rest of the world is still sporadic. We ask that you all hold the Nepalese and Tibetan community in your hearts and personal practice during the coming weeks. In particular, chanting the Seven-Line Supplication to Padmakara and the Shambhala protector practices would be very helpful.

Thank you for supporting our brothers and sisters in Nepal.

With love and blessings,

The Kongma Sakyong

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5 responses to “ Prayers for Nepalese Earthquake Victims ”
  1. nepal ♡ – many donation options (ex., Canadians can text REDCROSS To 45678 to donate $10)

  2. Our hearts are with you and the family, and with all the people in Nepal, Sir. At Level I in Kamloops on Sunday morning we did tonglen for the Nepalese, and practiced for the world to know peace. Everyone spoke from their hearts of the hope and possibility they felt in being able to reach out and support others in times of crisis and need. We felt the interconnectedness of our lives and a deep appreciation for all that we have, and all that we can do as a community.

  3. Ellen Kahler
    May 1, 2015
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    Does Shambhala have a plan to create a relief fund to be distributed on the ground in Nepal? If so, when? If not, are there relief funds that you can recommend which will ensure the maximum amount of donations will go to relief and rebuilding project where most needed? Thank you for any guidance you can offer our noble sangha.

  4. Melanie Lauzon
    May 12, 2015
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    Another way to give to Nepal.
    My own giving has come in waves. First to Americares a vetted charity with boots on the ground, water, food and medical supplies highly recommended by NPR. I also ordered a thangka from Nepal directly (Lama Thangka). Jobs, tourism and the economy are also in ruins, ordering a handicraft and supporting local artisans and business can be empowering.

  5. Elzbieta J
    May 28, 2015
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    What about sending some money to those who lost everything for a drop of relief. Prayers are OK, but not enough in this situation.


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