Tise Himalayan International School (THIS) Siliguri, West Bengal, India

The doors are open!

FB IMG 1522500561470The first children with culturally Tibetan background, aged 6 to 12 from the Nepalese region Dolpo have now arrived at the boarding school in Siliguri, West Bengal / India and thus in their new life. They will spend the next 8 to 12 years there. For the moment it is planned to accommodate and educate about 80 children. In the next few years, the school will be expanded so that about 400 children can live there. Before the children are brought from Dolpo to Siliguri, they stop in Kathmandu for a few days. There, they have a medical examination as well as they visit S. E. Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche and get his blessing. Then they move on to Siliguri. Meanwhile, almost 70 students have arrived there. The pedagogical and didactic practice and methods at Tise Himalayan International School (THIS) are very modern. The pedagogical director, Lama Norbu, is a very experienced man who successfully had been the director of the boarding school in Lubra / Mustang for 14 years. So far, the THIS has been officially recognised by the government for primary and lower secondary education up to the 10th grade, so that an intermediate school-leaving certificate is possible to achieve. The school goes far beyond the usual Indian literacy programs. It is planned to establish secondary level II. However, Sec. II can only be applied for in five years, as the Indian educational law requires a successful runtime of the school of five years in order to allow an application. Yet, the Education Office has already indicated that the approval can be expected if these first five years go well.

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Lubra - Donations for the Winterschool in Kathmandu

Dear friends of Yungdrung Bön-Stiftung,

The Christmas time and winter is about to start - also in Nepal!

c9b122c6 e3d6 4c59 8ce3 1d895c74aa06In winter, the boarding school in Lubra is closed, since the cold and snow masses make the care and supply for the 75 children and adolescents very difficult… and it is then hardly possible to concentrate. By the end of February, all boarding students spend time with their families, which is a big challenge for many of them.

Many parents and children have come to us with the request to bring the entire classes 6 to 8 (20 students in total, see picture above) and some younger children from very remote villages and poor families to Kathmandu in the winter, as we did two years ago. These winter holidays are still wonderful and often told memories for the students, parents, villagers and monks! From mid-December to mid-February, they would live again near the Triten Norbutse Bön-Monastery and be looked after by monks, teachers and friends of boarding-school.

429a12e5 c5a3 4059 a9bf ce7f3130a13aMany donations have already reached us for Lubra, but we still need 4000 Euro to make this valuable time possible for children and young people!
The travel, food, accommodation, care and excursions are included in this – at rising prices in the Kathmandu valley! Cooking and sleeping places and utensils must be rented in Kathmandu, but with the daily care we will get help from monks of the monastery.

fc2b71bb 2736 46bc b0c0 023c6e324634We and the entire Chasey Kengste boarding school family from Lubra are happy about every donation!
With small and larger contributions, you can give students sustainable experience and knowledge in winter. They will be very happy about it and the families will be grateful.



Please donate to the Yungdrung Bön Foundation with the reference "Lubra Winter School".


Dt. Apotheker- und Ärztebank München
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The Yungdrung Bön Foundation Germany

The non-profit Yungdrung Bon Foundation was founded in 2000 by Wangden Herbert Kreuzer in support of the Triten Norbutse monastery in Kathmandu. Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche, Wangden Kreuzer, Susanne Kreuzer and Waltraut Benzing formed the board together. Since then Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche has been the Chief Executive Officer. Wangden Kreuzer, who himself lived as a monk in Triten Norbutse, felt a great need to help the monastery. He studied and practiced for seven years with S. E. Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche and thus also Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche is patron of the foundation.

In germany the Yungdrung Bon Foundation raised donations for food and medical care for the monks living in Triten Norbuste, as well as for supporting a cultural center in Ladakh, a medical and a school project in eastern Tibet.

In 2005, Waltraud Benzing left the board and was replaced by Waltraut Ott. Waltraut Ott took over the management and submitted funding applications to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). With this money and private donations it was possible to build an own well for the Triten Norbutse monastery as well as for the School of Traditional Tibetan Medicine, which is affiliated to the monastery. The medical school is the only training institute that still teaches the complete Sorig Bumshi system of the Bön tradition. Every year between 11 to 15 fully trained doctors leave the institute. The study lasts about seven years. The students come from all parts of Nepal and after their studies they return to their home regions to work there and to provide medical care to the local population.

In 2008 Wangden Kreuzer and Susanne Kreuzer also left the board and Christine Trachte became a new board member. At about this time other volunteers began to set up aid projects (such as for example Usha Aksoloy, who works tirelessly for the small Bön Monastery Yung Drung Kundak Ling in the south of Sikkim, literally giving the residents a roof over their heads). When Usha found the monastery, it was just a ruin in which only a handful of monks and children lived. For a couple of years she has been significantly supported by Benno Wrobel.

In 2009, Waltraut Ott and Christine Trachte ventured to take up S. E. Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoches vision of a boarding school for children from families of the Bön tradition in Siliguri in India. This path was long and rocky. Since the school was to be founded for a certain cultural group, namely Bön families, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) repeatedly refused funding. Donations came in very slowly. In 2010 Mara Lisa Arizaga founded in Switzerland another support organization for the International Himalayan School in Siliguri and in 2013 Simone Beuerle and Eric Beuerle de Castro decided to promote the school. Eric was able to win the Hahn Air Foundation and since then things are progressing. The Yungdrung Bon Foundation has been able to fund the construction of the school with around € 200 000 from private donations up to now, of which € 95 000 have been donated by the Hahn Air Foundation and Eric Beuerle, with € 20 000 still to be announced for the next two years. After some problems with the Indian authorities had to be solved, the school will finally be opened in April/May 2018. The vision of S. E. Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche becomes true. The school is not finished yet, more construction projects are pending, but the operation is starting to run and will expand with the growing number of students.

In 2011, Waltraut Ott also decided to leave the board, Norbert Halder took over the office of treasurer and Christine Trachte the management.

In the meantime, several retreats are held in Germany every year under the patronage of the Yungdrung Bon Foundation. Simone Beuerle organizes an annual retreat with Geshe Gelek Jinpa, Dr. Wolfgang Reutter organizes among others one of the annual retreats with Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche. Christine Trachte organizes the Dzogchen practice training with Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche, which takes place 3 times a year for 4 days. The group exists since November 2015. Since October 2017 there is a second group under the guidance of Geshe Samten Tsukphud and Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche. Dorothea Mihm takes over the organization of this second group. Since both groups take place in parallel, together more than 100 people are participating, which is only possible to manage with many helpers. Zoom calls are planned with Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche between the individual trainings. These zoom calls are organized by Benno Wrobel. From 2018 John Reynolds will come to the Dzogchen practice training and be available for questions and support.

In 2015, Amrei Vogel submitted a funding application to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for a residential home for students in Lubra / Mustang in Nepal. The previous dormitory was destroyed during the last earthquake in April / May 2015. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is funding this reconstruction with € 97 000 together with € 33 000 from private donations. In 2018, the dormitory will be available for the students. Amrei has supervised the entire construction and is now planning a new winter school for the students from Lubra in Kathmandu.

At the request of Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche, Dorothea Mihm plans to build a hospice, which will be affiliated with the monastery of Triten Norbuste. She is assisted by Stephanie Seyboth. 

Agnes Packebusch-Scheer and Stephanie Seyboth have launched a prayer group that practices for people who are ill or in special circumstances (Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

In addition to all these activities and projects, Triten Norbutse Monastery remains the heart project of the Yungdrung Bon Foundation. The foundation was able to help significantly in overcoming the damage caused by the earthquake in 2015, facilitating the construction of a road to the monastery and enabling the necessary retaining wall below the monastery to protect the residential buildings at the foot of the „monastery mountain“. In the last three years alone, the foundation has been able to support the monastery with around € 300 000.

In addition, a stairlift for S. E. Yongdzin Lopön Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche and a new bathroom for Khenpo Tenpa Yungdrung Rinpoche was installed in their residences in Shenten Dargye Ling in France through the foundation.

Markus Schollmeyer is the webmaster of the website of the foundation:

www.yungdrungbon-stiftung.de

Information:

Christine Tracht

Tel .: +49 (0) 8841-9351 or +49 (0) 176-43023477

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Donations account:

Yungdrung Bon Foundation

German doctors and pharmacists bank

IBAN: DE27 3006 0601 0005 1270 92

BIC: DAAEDEDD

Retreat-Events

Meetings 2017 - Start – Group 2

1st meeting: 06. - 09. October 2017

Location: Kloster Buddhas Weg, Buddhas Weg 4, 69483 Siedelsbrunn/ Wald-Michelbach

reservations for lodging and food here: www.buddhasweg.eu, Phone: + 49 (0) 6207/ 9259821

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Seminarcode: 2017-KS 2.7 - 2nd group (Important for registration in Buddhas Weg.)

Beginning: Friday morning 11:00 am

Ending: Monday afternoon 3:00 pm

Practice location: 2nd group – Teachingroom in Buddhas Weg

 

Meetings 2018

Please reserve as soon as possible for lodging and food right in the Kloster Buddhas Weg or other
lodging. Who wants to arrive one day before the seminar starts, has to reserve this night in Kloster
Buddhas Weg or other lodging also.

 

3rd meeting: 06. - 09. July 2018

Location: Kloster Buddhas Weg, Buddhas Weg 4, 69483 Siedelsbrunn/ Wald-Michelbach

reservations for lodging and food here: www.buddhasweg.eu

Phone: + 49 (0) 6207/ 9259821, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seminarcode: 2018-KS 2.4 - 2nd group (Important for registration in Buddhas Weg.)

Beginning: Friday morning: 7:00 am, Ending: Monday afternoon: 3:00 pm

Practice location: 2nd group – Teachingroom in Buddhas Weg

 

4th meeting: 09. - 12. November 2018

location: Kloster Buddhas Weg, Buddhas Weg 4, 69483 Siedelsbrunn/ Wald-Michelbach, reservations for

lodging and food here:

Phone: + 49 (0) 6207/ 9259821, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seminarcode: 2018-KS 2.6 - 2nd group (Important for registration in Buddhas Weg.)

Beginning: Friday morning: 7:00 am, Ending: Monday afternoon 3:00 pm

Practice location: 2nd group – Teachingroom in Buddhas Weg

Informations and Seminarregistration:

Yungdrung Bön-Stiftung, Christine Trachte:

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Tel.: +49 (0) 8841-9351 (in the evening) or +49 (0) 176-43023477

 

Buddha's way

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19th - 22nd July 2019
15th - 18th Nov. 2019

 

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