Chogyur Lingpa Foundation
The Chokgyur Lingpa Foundation was first founded in USA in 2006 by His Eminence Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche together with Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche. Since then we have expanded our presence, and are now represented in Nepal, USA and Hong Kong.
Our vision is to nurture our rich, innate potential, by unveiling the heart of wisdom and compassion and empowering others with true dignity.
Complementing our vision, our mission is to benefit sentient beings and preserve the Buddha’s sacred teachings. In fulfilling our mission, our fundamental ideals are rooted in the authentic, genuine teachings of the Buddha, a timeless legacy that transcends race, gender, age, time, culture and nationality. We strive to liberate ourselves and all sentient beings from the mundane physical and mental sufferings of this life, as well as the suffering of future lives.
Their three core principles are :
Unveiling Wisdom : Conventionally, wisdom means being able to act accordingly in any situation and ultimately, the complete realization of the true nature of all phenomena.
Nurturing Compassion : Having a good and kind heart, and striving to benefit each and every being impartially, through direct and indirect means.
Empowering with true Dignity : Having the strength to do what is necessary, without wavering from our principles, and yet without grasping doggedly to our beliefs.
Since the founding of the Foundation in 2006, each year we have been able to benefit thousands of sentient beings through a range of humanitarian projects dealing with healthcare and education. By funding the translation and publication of dharma texts, the production of genuine ritual items, and the development of young monks’ monasteries, and dharma and retreat centres we have also been able to contribute to the upholding and flourishing of the buddhadharma in this world.
These are all activities that we shall continue, develop, and expand each year, and while we rejoice in what we have been able to accomplish so far, our aspirations by no means stop there. These are all small, but significant beginnings, a foundation on which we hope to build and expand our activities for the benefit of others in a myriad of ways—through healthcare, education, and foremost the sacred buddhadharma.
Nepal Earthquake Relief Appeal
The Chogyur Lingpa Foundation’s Earthquake Relief Fund was Dharma Eye’s Special Featured Cause for May 2015 in the aftermath of the massive earthquakes to devastate Nepal from April 25th on.
Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche was the first to jump to action, bringing effective compassionate action to the suffering people and regions of Nepal most hit by the earthquake.
As such, Dharma Eye and its artists were inspired to donate 50% of all proceeds for May 2015 to Rinpoche’s Earthquake Relief Fund. See more on our Art In Support of Nepal Campaign here.
From their appeal at the time:
On Saturday 25th April Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake along with numerous aftershocks. Thousands of people have died and many tens of thousands of others are destitute, vulnerable, and filled with fear.
Fortunately, our community of monks, nuns, and students are safe and our monasteries relatively undamaged. Many other areas though have suffered overwhelming loss and destruction.
Under the direction of Phakchok Rinpoche and senior monks, our community in Nepal has organized to aid the immediate area and has also sent out groups to help those in the worst-struck regions such as Tara Bir and Yolmo, where thousands have been rendered homeless and uncountable have died. Aid agencies have yet to reach such villages. Our monks, nuns, and lay volunteers know the terrain, and have strong connections with these villages. In a stressful time such as this, their presence as aid volunteers is both spiritually and materially soothing to the affected people. Their knowledge of the local dialects, customs, and expectations equips them to deal very effectively with the needs of the Nepalis.
Currently, everyone is helping out in whatever ways they can. And as you can imagine, there is much need to buy more supplies. As lines of communication are becoming stronger, our global network outside of Nepal has started effectively coordinating with our network inside of Nepal. Very soon, we will have updates to share.
As we are currently assessing various local needs in Kathmandu, Chapagaon, Tara Bir, Yolmo and other areas within Nepal, we encourage you to consider making a financial contribution. One thing that is abundantly clear at this time is the need for financial support. In time, we will share information about other forms of aid that will be needed.
To those of you who have already donated, we extend our sincere gratitude and rejoice in your generosity. You are embodying our motto of “Compassion in Action”. Please rest assured that your gift will go directly to support those who are in severe need.”
~ from “Nepal Earthquake Relief Appeal”
To see more on their vast activities, from then til now and ongoing, and continue to support, see their special Earthquake Relief site:
The Chogyur Lingapa Foundation was Dharma Eye’s Special Featured Organization of the Month in May 2015.
They will next be our Featured Cause in September 2015.