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Food to the Mountaintop: Feeding Disaster Victims in Nepal

On Wednesday I went to Barpak, Nepal's largest village. The region is one of the most beautiful on earth, with the snow-covered Himalayan mountains stretching in front of you like a curtain. But when you look down on the ground, what you see is heartbreaking. Seventy dead -- and what were once houses, now just piles of stones. Not one is habitable. There are landslides in every direction. The epicenter of the first earthquake is visible; you can see how the mountain moved, creating two steps. We were there to deliver much-needed food. But that is only part of the story.

Scenes from Nepal: The Disaster Continues

Rinpoche wrote this piece for the Huffington Post, where he is chronicling the relief efforts in Nepal. Please visit that site to read the complete article.

Keeping Orphans out of Slavery

Rinpoche wrote this piece for the Huffington Post, where he is chronicling the relief efforts in Nepal. Please visit that site to read the complete article.

It takes courage to help others

Rinpoche wrote this piece for the Huffington Post, where he is chronicling the relief efforts in Nepal. Please visit that site to read the complete article.

Sometimes it seems like when you are trying to do the most good, you face the most difficulties.

Sindhupalchok District, home to many Trungram monks, badly damaged by quake

Sindhupalchok District has been badly hit by the earthquake. Although Sindhupalchok is close to Kathmandu, it is one of the least developed districts in Nepal. With steep mountains and narrow roads, rescue efforts have not been easy. Most of the buildings are uninhabitable and people are living in make-shift tents with minimal supplies for day to day living. Worse, as of May 1, nearly 2,000 people in the district had died and more than 3,000 were missing; today. Many Trungram monks at Sanku Monastery are from Sindhupalchok and their families are there.

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