"The earthquake in Nepal on April 25th disrupted everyone's life and it will be a long time before it returns to any kind of normalcy. The Benchen monks in Swayambhu responded immediately by setting up tarpaulins on the army parade ground across the road, and ensuring that our community was safe and protected..."
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Led by Lama Rinczen.
Including Chenrezig Senge Dra empowerment.
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To practice lojong means to cultivate the attitude of Bodhisattva. This practice is known to be the essence of all teachings of the Buddha. Any progress on the path of Dharma depends on a proper understanding of the teachings of lojong and on gaining stability in the practice. Tenga Rinpoche said: “The fruit of all teachings of the Buddha is summarized in bodhichitta. Anyone who can cultivate it correctly..."
The Benchen water truck went to Dachinkali, Kalimati, Teku, Boudha, Pachdara, and other places in order to aid the shortage of water there. Groups of monks were offering their help where needed in coordination with the Buddhist Committee. Dr. Tsering along with a group of monks went to Sanku to aid the very bad conditions there.
See pictures below.
On Saturday, the 25th of April 2015, a huge earthquake stroked Nepal (7,8 magnitude on the Richter scale). After this one, few aftershocks, not much smaller on scale, took place. Many people died and many buildings are left in ruins. None lost their lives in the Benchen Monastery and only some cracks are to be found on the walls (see pictures below). However, the situation is very serious and difficult...