On June 17th, monks and representatives from Shenpen waited at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling to receive some very special guests. Recently, our monks had received word from various villages of great destruction and devastation, yet there had been no chance for the monks to make it out to these different areas.
[Below are images of homes of the villagers who came to receive aid]
Instead, these villagers were invited to come to Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling to receive financial donations of 30,000 NRS each to help rebuild their homes and support their families in this time of great need. Twelve people came from Sindu Palchok, one from Kabre, one from Dading, and one from Nuwakot.
Shenpen director Greg Whiteside presided over the reception, telling the villagers that even though their situation was difficult he knew that they had the strength and resilience to persevere and overcome. Mr. Whiteside even brought fancy chocolates and treats as a personal gift for our monks to show his gratitude for how diligent and committed they have been in the relief efforts.