The Best Disaster Relief Fosters Independence

It’s quiet in Kathmandu these days. For the last 20 years the city has been overpopulated with tourists and guest workers, all of whom have left, so it’s emptier. But it’s more than that. The quiet relates to a sense of fear.

I feel fear from everyone here: young, old, male, female, regardless of background or social standing. It shows itself in different ways.

READ MORE 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.