Shedrub Development Fund

“A thousand candles can be lit from a single candle…” – The Buddha

  • A Personal Message from Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche on the Anniversary of the Nepal Earthquake April 25th, 2016

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  • A Place of Learning & Contemplation: Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery

    KA-NYING SHEDRUB LING MONASTERY was built in Kathmandu, Nepal in 1976 by the great Tibetan Buddhist master Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, and was one of the first Tibetan Buddhist monasteries ever constructed in Kathmandu. It is strategically located just behind the Great Stupa at Boudhanath – a centuries-old Buddhist pilgrimage site and the “living heart” of Tibetan culture in the Kathmandu Valley. TEST

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  • An exceptional home for exceptional nuns: Nagi Gompa

    Constructed on a mountainside high above the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal, Nagi Gompa nunnery provides a quiet place for study, retreat and meditation. The nunnery was constructed by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and was consecrated by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa in 1962. Nagi Gompa is associated with Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery and today it is home to around one hundred nuns from remote villages in Nepal and Tibet.

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  • The Buddha's Birthplace: Pal Thubten Shedrub Ling Monastery

    The Buddha was born in what is now Lumbini, Nepal more than 2,500 years ago. Today, Lumbini is one of the four great Buddhist pilgrimage places, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Inspired by the vision of Kyabje Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, in 2011 construction began here on a huge monastery, Pal Thubten Shedrub Ling (Thousand Buddha Temple). When completed, it will accommodate more than a thousand monks and nuns, and serve lay practitioners from around the world. Click here to learn more about the project.

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  • Strengthening Our Tibetan Roots: Drong Monastery

    Drong monastery is located in Nakchukha, Central Tibet. Before the Chinese occupation, Drong monastery was home to more than 500 monks and lamas. The monastery was destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, but is currently being rebuilt with the support of local and international patrons.

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  • Informal Practice Groups

    Practicing in the lineage traditions of the lamas at Ka-Nying Monastery, several informal practice groups have been established in communities around the world. In the USA there are informal practice groups in California, Massachusetts, Wyoming, and New York.

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  • Green Innovation: Introducing modern technology to protect our environment

    Shedrub Development Fund is committed to responsible growth. Whenever possible, SDF seeks to promote sustainable building practices and “green” innovation at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery and its various activity centers. Whether through solar energy, biogas, rainwater harvesting or simple recycling programs, SDF hopes to use its support to help the planet.

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  • Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen - Helping the poor and disadvantaged in Nepal

    Shedrub Development Fund supports Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen, a philanthropic organization, created by Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Kathmandu to help poor and disadvantaged people in Nepal. Shenpen gives its support in the areas of Health, Education, Street Children, Elderly, Skills Training, and Animal Welfare. Click here to learn more: www.shenpennepal.org

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