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Quake Update - Emergency Aid Reaching Jyekundo

Quake Update – Emergency Aid Reaching Jyekundo – HIGHLIGHT

Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation offers the following Jyekundo Earthquake Relief Update, a composite report of conversations with Surmang leadership from April 21 to 23. Khenpo Tsering said that the situation in Jyekundo as to relief supplies had improved somewhat in the last couple of days. ... continue
Posted April 24, 2010 by
Thousands of Monks in Jyekundo for Quake Relief Efforts

Thousands of Monks in Jyekundo for Quake Relief Efforts – HIGHLIGHT

By Lyndon Comstock Khenpo Tsering reported that there are now five or six thousand monks in Jyekundo helping with the relief efforts. Although most of them have been involved in digging for survivors or the bodies of the dead until now, or in distributing food, the digging ... continue
Posted April 20, 2010 by
Global Mandala Joins in Prayers for Quake Victims

Global Mandala Joins in Prayers for Quake Victims – HIGHLIGHT

The shrine room was packed to overflowing when the Shambhala community in Boulder came together with local Tibetans for an evening of prayers and candlelight vigil on Sunday night. As the global mandala listened via Shambhala Online, the atmosphere was rich with poignant and heartfelt aspirations ... continue
Posted April 19, 2010 by
Placing the Earthquake in our Lineage

Placing the Earthquake in our Lineage – HIGHLIGHT

Neal Greenberg offers an insightful discussion on the connection of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche to places in and around Jyekundo affected by the earthquake. The Shambhala Times has paired his reflections on lineage connections in the region with images shared by the Varja Vidya Foundation of the ... continue
Posted April 19, 2010 by
Joining in with the Bodhisattva Activity in Jyekundo

Joining in with the Bodhisattva Activity in Jyekundo – HIGHLIGHT

By Lydon Comstock In the midst of the immense destruction and loss of life in Jyekundo and the surrounding area, I’ve been strongly struck by how hard so many people there are working to help those who are in need. Perhaps this is coming through more ... continue
Posted April 18, 2010 by
Tibetan Quake - Resources

Tibetan Quake – Resources – HIGHLIGHT

On the morning of April 14, a devastating earthquake—6.9 in magnitude—hit Jyekundo (Ch: Yushu) and environs, an area in present-day Qinghai Province that is 98% Tibetan. Recent reports estimate that 1,400 are dead and more than 10,000 injured. According to eye-witness reports, most of the buildings ... continue
Posted April 18, 2010 by
Three Days into the Relief Efforts

Three Days into the Relief Efforts – HIGHLIGHT

Latest report from Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation Khenpo Tsering is working side-by-side in Jyekundo with Trungpa XII Rinpoche, Aten Rinpoche and thirty monks from Surmang Dutsi Til. The scope of their work has been rapidly expanding in the 72 hours since the earthquake as ... continue
Posted April 17, 2010 by

Earthquake Message from Sakyong

The Sakyong, Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche, has written a letter to the Shambhala community from his retreat in Nepal. Pharping, Nepal April, 2010 To My Dear Shambhala Community, I am devastated to hear the news of the earthquake that has struck the Jyekundo area. This part of Tibet is our ancestral homeland; ... continue
Posted April 17, 2010 by
Messages from Buddhist leaders on Tibet earthquake

Messages from Buddhist leaders on Tibet earthquake – HIGHLIGHT

His Holinesses the Dalai Lama and Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa offer their condolences and prayers for the victims of the earthquake in Jyekundo (Ch: Yushu), an area in Qinghai Province that is 98% Tibetan. The Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama offered his condolences to victims of a devastating earthquake ... continue
Posted April 17, 2010 by
Latest News on the Earthquake

Latest News on the Earthquake

Jyekundo in ruins after the earthquake. Khenpo Tsering of Surmang Monastery has been able to recharge his cell phone from a battery at his house and phoned Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation last night. Lady Konchok was also able to speak with Khenpo Tsering, and asked ... continue
Posted April 16, 2010 by
Eye-witness Report from Earthquake

Eye-witness Report from Earthquake

Xinhua photo shows a monk being helped out of rubble. Khenpo Tsering of the Surmang Monastery was able to call Lyndon Comstock of the Konchok Foundation to report on the devastation in the Surmang area. The full report of their call is below. Khenpo said that Jyekundo (the ... continue
Posted April 15, 2010 by

Major Earthquake Near Surmang Monastery

Surmang Shedra in February 2010 A huge earthquake struck Jyekundo yesterday, the closest city to the Surmang Dutsi Til monastery, where Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche was the supreme abbot before leaving Tibet. The initial quake of 7.1 magnitude was followed by several aftershocks of magnitude 5 or more. Most ... continue
Posted April 14, 2010 by


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