Monday, October 21, 2013

Urgent Message from A.S.I.A about Khamdogar

We recently received the following message from Asia. Tsegyalgar East has been directed for many years to support the development of Khamdogar, the seat of Chögyal Namkhai Norbu's master, Changchub Dorje. In his book, The Crystal and the Way of Light, Rinpoche tells many stories about his stay in Khamdogar which impressed him deeply as a young man. Visit the PBS MY Reincarnation page to read an excerpt--"How I met my Master." 

ASIA America ~ The Khamdogar Project ~ URGENT APPEAL!
   ASIA, founded in 1988 by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, is the humanitarian branch of our worldwide Dzogchen Community. ASIA has worked continuously for over 25 years to help the Tibetan people, providing crucial aid to remote Nomad populations, who otherwise would have no access to health services, educational opportunities or emergency disaster relief. 

The KHAMDOGAR PROJECT is unique ~ it is the place of our Community's spiritual heritage where Rigdzin Changchub Dorje, the root guru of our master, gave Teachings to 
Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. The project is also unique due to its extreme geographic isolation and other factors that make getting aid there very difficult, sometimes impossible. In 1999, Rinpoche sent a handwritten letter to Tsegyalgar East, asking us to be responsible for Khamdogar. So far we’ve been able to support this holy place through the long distance sponsorship of the 60 nuns living there. 

Due to the very difficult situation in this region, we cannot manage this project in the usual way, preparing project proposals, budgets and financial narrative reports. Nevertheless, we must try to provide the financial support needed to maintain the life of the Khamdogar community and its spiritual tradition.
The local community of practitioners, laypeople, monks & nuns who still live there, under the spiritual guidance of the son of Atha Lhamo - the daughter of Rigdzin Changchub Dorje, who attained the rainbow body – need our help.
Fortunately, at this very moment, we have the opportunity to deliver aid to them. For more than a year & a half now, we couldn’t go there to help them. 

Please look in “The Mirror” & on Tsegyalgarnet for updates. 


ASIA America
P.O. Box 124, Conway, MA 01341-0124 

USA Paypal account: Phone: 413-204-3556 / Fax: 413-369-4473

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