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NYEMA Projects, Inc.

Your Help is Needed:
Kala Rongo Roof Leak 2023

On October 25, 2004, the nuns of Lama Norlha Rinpoche\'s monastery in Kala Rongo, Tibet, experienced the devastation of watching their shrine hall burn to the ground. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, Kala Rongo\'s shrine hall was rebuilt and, twenty years later, continues to thrive as the center of daily practice for 200 nuns.

Kala Rongo is a site sacred to Guru Rinpoche, where treasure teachings hidden by him were later discovered by the nineteenth-century treasure master Chojyur Lingpa. Since its reconstruction, the shrine hall has been graced with a ten-foot statue of Guru Rinpoche surrounded by 1,000 smaller Guru Rinpoche statues in wooden cabinets.

We must now reach out to you once again, as we recently learned that a large leak has developed in the roof and ceiling of an adjacent room, and over time will compromise the integrity of the shrine hall and its statues, ritual items, and sacred decorations. Repair of the roof is estimated to cost a total of $30,000.

The nuns at Kala Rongo are well-known for their devotion to and sincere and diligent engagement in dharma activity. The name of each person who makes a donation toward repair of the roof will be submitted to the nuns and included in their prayers.

Donate Now

Any donation toward this crucial project is meaningful and deeply appreciated. We are grateful for your generosity and for your care and support of the nuns of Kala Rongo. NYEMA Projects, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.

About NYEMA Projects

The Nangchen Yushu Educational and Medical Association (NYEMA, the Tibetan word for the sun) Projects, Inc. was founded in 1997 by Lama Norlha Rinpoche and Dr. Pema Dorje to establish basic educational and medical resources in their native homeland, Nangchen, Tibet.

Situated on the Tibetan plateau north of the Himalayas in China\'s Qinghai Province, Nangchen is home to an estimated 60,000 subsistence farmers and nomadic herding families.

The way of life for most of these Tibetan inhabitants has changed little in over 2,000 years. Although life in Nangchen may seem picturesque and undisturbed by modern commercial interests, for most people it is also a life of struggle and poverty. The entire district of Nangchen, spanning 6,500 square miles, has only one town with both running water and electricity. Unusually harsh winters in recent years have resulted in severe hardship and loss of livelihood for thousands of people.

Our Mission

To help the impoverished people of the Nangchen region raise their standard of living by providing them with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevail in the modern, global world without sacrificing their unique cultural heritage.

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