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Reviving the ancient Kingdom of Lo

In 1994 the Gyalpo (King) of Upper Mustang asked us for help. He, and the people of the ancient Kingdom of Lo needed its heart, soul and strength revitalized so that their culture could be brought back from the edge of extinction.

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In the Khumbu: Rebuilding in Thame

The 2015 earthquakes hit Thame hard, leaving the gompa damaged and the monks' hostel uninhabitable. We were glad to pitch in with rebuilding, and now the new hostel is nearly ready for the monks to call home.

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Sherpa community celebrates reopening of Khumjung Gompa

400-year-old Khumjung Gompa, damaged beyond repair by the earthquakes, joyfully reopened its doors to the Sherpa community again this weekend.

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A light at the end of the tunnel

Bakhang Nunnery in Sindhupalchowk, near the Tibet border, was home to 212 nuns, ranging in age from 19 to 98. Many of the nuns were Tibetan refugees who escaped to Nepal to study dharma unhindered.

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Bigu Nunnery

In the year of the great earthquake of Nepal in 1934, a Drukpa Lama from Bhutan built the Tashi Chime Gatsal Nunnery so that women could also learn and find inspiration. 81 years later, another earthquake has demolished the nunnery.

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