Statement on Thrangu Monastery Earthquake
Khenchen Thangu Rinpoche
April 15, 2010
A Letter from
Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche
to the Monks of Thrangu Monastery
HOW TO DONATE DIRECTLY
The quickest way to help Thrangu Monastery is to donate directly to Lodro Nyinma Rinpoche's (Abbot of Thrangu Monastery) foundation account in HK. He can then withdrawal directly inside affected area: They desperately need rice and flour to feed the survivors.
Here's the wire transfer info:
Bank Name: The Bank of East Asia, Limited
Branch: Queen’s Road Central Branch
Account Name: Lodroe Nyima Charity Foundation Limited
Account No.: 015-187-25-00453-6
SWIFT Code: BEASHKHH
Branch telephone No.: +852 2805-2206
Branch Address: Shop A-C, G/F. Wah Ying Cheong Central Building, 158-164 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong.
Phone: (852) 3163 1000
Official reports now indicate that over 1500 people have died in the disaster the figure may grow higher as more collasped buildings are excavated. Over 12,000 - are injured. The freezing temperatures and high altitude have hampered search and rescue teams. Many hundreds of monks who arrived in the worst-affected areas from all over the region have been helping to dig out survivors by hand and cremate the dead. Monks, and rescue workers are also helping people by handing out food, money and clothes. Many people are still missing.
The Thrangu Tashi Choling monastery has been destroyed: the main temple managed to withstand the earthquake although the damage is extensive and it will have to be rebuilt. Survivors are in urgent need of assistance and Thrangu Rinpoche’s Lamas from centres all over the world are travelling to the area to help.
Rinpoche’s representative in the UK, Lama Wangyal, has set up an emergency fund to assist in the relief effort. The fundraising effort has been going for 72 hours and we would like to extend our profound gratitude to all those who have telephoned, e-mailed, and dropped in to the centre to offer support. We have received kind messages of support and donations from the UK, Germany, Poland, Austria, France, Belgium, Finland, Slovenia, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, and other countries all around the World. Many thanks to everyone.
It is essential that we keep the effort going in the days to come. Please print and/or circulate this appeal to all your contacts. Please also consider making a donation in one of the following ways:
1)Cheque made payable to: Thrangu Rinpoche Trust - The Monastery Fund (Emergency)
2)Bank transfer: Bank: Lloyds TSB, Account name: Thrangu Rinpoche Trust - The Monastery Fund
For UK – Bank Ac. No. 07536475, Sort Code. 30-12-51
For International - BIC: LOYDGB21317 - IBAN: GB59 LOYD 3012 5107 5364 75
3)In person in cash: Treasurer: +44 (0) 7888 700 698
4)Donate by Paypal: To pay online by card please choose one of the Donate Buttons below. If you are paying in a currency not listed, please use one of the options and Paypal will automatically convert your donation.