Ringu Tulku Rinpoche’s Monastery and Humanitarian Projects in Tibet

Rigul Monastery School

Ringu Tulku with school children at Rigul Monastery, 2005

Ringu Tulku Rinpoche was recognized at a very young age by the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa as the abbot of Rigul Monastery in Tibet. Ringu Tulku was cut off from his monastery for many years after being forced into exile by the Chinese invasion of 1959. However, in 1992, with the help and generosity of his students and friends, he was able to begin to re-establish the monastery and to start a shedra training for monks.

After visiting Rigul, Ringu Tulku said, “I went back to Tibet in 2005 and I found the place where I was born in and where my monastery is, does not have a school or a clinic, not only there but many, many kilometers around. So therefore I’ve asked some of my students to try to help to build a school and a clinic and that’s how the Rigul Trust happened.”

Rigul Monastery studentsSince then, funds have been sent to build and run a thriving school and health clinic, as well as providing some basic solar power, piped clean water, and sanitation.

Rigul Trust is a non-profit organization established to support the villagers of Rigul, and any donations, service, advice or support of any kind are vastly appreciated. We have just received the most recent edition of the Rigul Trust news from Margaret Richardson, Trustee of Rigul Trust, who writes, “We are very grateful, appreciative and rejoice at the kindness, generosity and help given to Ringu Tulku’s humanitarian projects through Rigul Trust”.

Rigul TrustAt a time when many in Tibet are taking desperate measures to bring attention to the plight of Tibetans within their own country, it seems doubly important to be able to offer this lifeline of help and support. 100% of  all donations and proceeds from sales  goes to the targeted projects, with absolutely nothing taken out for admin, advertising or publishing.

Rigul Trust 2013 Newsletter (PDF) – click here

Please see the Rigul Trust website for more information, and for a Paypal link if you wish to contribute to this very worthy endeavor. Thank you so much!

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Approximate location of Rigul Monastery

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