All posts in: "Earthquake Relief"

  1. Official inauguration of 55 houses in Dhola with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

    After more than a year of intense work, on March 29, 2017 we inaugurated the fifty-five houses sponsored by Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, founder of Shenpen, formally received an award by the vice-president of Nepal, Nanda Kishor Pun during the official inauguration ceremony. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche kindly traveled…

  2. One of Shenpen’s project on the news: Update on our reconstruction project in Dhola, Dhading

    Here is a video taken during our last visit to Dhola with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. Most of the work is completed and villagers, after having lived almost two years under the tent can at least move into their new homes. Shenpen, with the help of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, invested…

  3. Meet the donor: Babu Kaji Shrestha

    Since December 2015, Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen is involved in a post-earthquake project building 55 houses. This project is possible before of the generosity of hundreds of donors. One of them is Mr. Babu Kaji Shrestha, a devoted student of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, instigator of the project. While visiting the project…

  4. One year already!

    On December 13th 2016, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche made a special journey to the village of Dhola, in Dhading District to view, first-hand, the progress made on the building of 55 new homes for victims of Nepal’s destructive earthquakes of 2015. Rinpoche toured the new construction site, examining every aspect and…

  5. Meet our donors: Ulli Glocknitzer

    Ulli Glocknitzer is an Austrian citizen. She works in a kindergarten as a teacher assistant. Ulli looks like having an ordinary life but she has extraordinary characteristics: her commitment to the well-being of humankind and an unbelievable devotion to people of Nepal that she visited twice. After the devastating earthquake…

  6. On the progression of the fundraising campaign

    Since last October, over USD 250,000 in construction material—rebar, cement, sand, aggregate, stone, etc.—has been purchased. Shenpen also supports the transportation of those materials from Kathmandu or different factories to the building site.     Current estimates place the project at fifty to sixty percent complete. As the community themselves provides the…

  7. Meet the community 8: Maya Tamang, a courageous mother

    My name is Maya Tamang and I am 32 years. Before the earthquake, I had never carried rocks, sand, or rods. I did not know about building houses. But I have learned to do all of those things and take care three children on my own.   On the day of…

  8. Meet the community 4: Lama Achung

    “After the earthquake, a man from Lapa, northern part of Dhading district, came to the monastery. He told us that their community had received money from a Canadian donor to purchase land in Dhola, Dhading, for the people displaced by the massive earthquake and the landslides that followed it. After…