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Some of our recent activities

This year we have continued our support for the Gebchak nunnery and Wangdrak Rinpoche's retreat centre.

The orphans enjoyed their annual summer picnic, organised by house parents Awang and Chuden and attended by Dawa. We continue to be the main funders of Wangdrak Rinpoche's Yushu Orphanage.

Picnic group

This year Heart of Asia again supported 4 nomad families to return to nomad life. Dawa and his friend Jinpa organised the selection and transport of the dri (female Yak) to our latest nomad beneficiaries. The recipients were chosen as usual by our partners in the area, respected community leaders Yamatsering Rinpoche and Abbot Beima Norbu.

Dri in pasture

Dawa with dri

We also continue to support the food and medicines fund for the Gebchak nuns, most of whom continue to live at the very remote Gebchak nunnery. These remarkable and humble nuns (mainly from nomad families) undertake advanced Tibetan Buddhist yoga and meditation practices.

Gebchak nuns in their temple

Many of you might enjoy this beautiful film about a nun from Lhasa who goes on a pilgrimage to Gebchak Nunnery: