Earthquake 2015

The April 2015 earthquakes severely damaged the buildings at Thrangu Tara Abbey, Thrangu Tashi Choeling Monastery and SMD Boarding School.  Assistance is still needed to support the girls and women at the nunnery, the boys and men at the monastery, and the students at SMD.   Nunnery video      Monastery video      School video  Deep gratitude to Michael Kastenbaum for the videos. To help, go here

  Tara Abbey nunnery in Sitapaila required extensive rebuilding to shrine hall and other buildings.

Shedra nuns moved to Lumbini to continue studies.
SMD students back studying in temporary classrooms.

SMD preliminary estimates from an engineer to retrofit & add emergency stairwells.
A Block - undamaged. It was retrofitted.
B Block - some damage - $20,000 to 25,000 USD
C Block - the shrine hall, classrooms & offices - $50,000 USD
D Block - the girls' dorm has no emergency stairwells now - $50,000 USD

YOU CAN HELP

Cheques are efficient and save on online service fees.

ONLINE CLICK HERE

Please designate FOOD, WATER, MEDICINE or GENERAL

Message/Instructions for NAMO BUDDHA FOUNDATION  

on the CanadaHelps donation page.

General donations will be used at the discretion of the projects in Nepal for the greatest need.

Read SMD Director Shirley Blair update HERE from August 11, 2015 

Himalayan Children's Fund (HCF) USA HERE  August 9, 2015 

Monks, nuns and SMD students helped victims of the earthquake in the city and nearby villages with relief supplies and medical care.

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