The reconstruction of the historic Dru-gu Monastery has been completed
after ten years of hard work by the local people, with the help
of generous contributions of Chinese Buddhist communities from
Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.
Tibet Self-Help Project, established with mainly the work
of Dr. Joanna Macy and friends, for the development of cultural,
spiritual, humanitarian, and environmental programs in the upper
Dru-gu region of Tibet. It is an essential companion of the Dru-gu
Monastery project. A mobile health clinic, a home for the elderly,
and art programs have already been developed. Reforestation, planting
and a wildlife protection program are also part of our efforts
to restore the once beautifully wooded wildlife habitat of Dru-gu.
Kagyu Lineage Archives. Choegyal Rinpoche is actively involved
in numerous projects of the Jangchub Jong Buddhist Institute Charitable
Trust in Himachal Pradesh. Projects include the Saraha Library
and Archives in co-ordination with Kumud Sanctuary at Jangchub
Jong Dorzong Institute,for the translation and publication of
Dharma texts, in particular of the Drukpa Kagyu tradition. The
Jangchub Jong Buddhist Institute Charitable Trust is under the
direction of H.E. Dorzong Rinpoche. More information can be found
Vir Dru-gu Retreat Center was founded by Choegyal Rinpoche
on Shivapuri Mountain, Nepal, with support from Senge Jingri friends
in California and Chinese Buddhist students from Malaysia and
Taiwan. It is a center for students from Dru-gu to support their
studies and practice in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
Cultural Heritage Foundation.
Choegyal Rinpoche established The Tibet Lions-TCHF for the preservation
of Tibetan art, culture, and philosophy. Many of these projects
are carried out in collaboration with his certified regents and
Rehabilitation. The Dru-gu, Lhathog Yezu's region, home place
of the Dru-gu Choegyal lineage, is a mountainous area of Thopa
within the Chamdo district in the Eastern province of Kham, Tibet.
It's famed as one of the most holy places in Tibet goes back to
the time of the Bonpos. The literal meaning of Lhathog is "First
God" while Yezu stands for "Manifestation of the Primodial
Heavenly Being". The Dru-gu of today is a spiritual community
of six nomadic tribes living harmoniously with the community of
the Dru-gu monastery, Dru-gu nunneries, and Dru-gu Retreat centers.
The entire region including its flora and fauna are considered
sacred. The local people work cooperatively for the preservation
and support of the natural environment; caring for the precious
living environment is a strong and heartfelt component of religious
The art gallery and studio for the Revival of Ancient Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Art Wisdom, at Jangchub Jong, Kangra, H.P. India.
Saving the lives of animals at Dru-gu Monastic Institute in Thopa Shang, Chamdo, Kham, TAR.
Tibetan New Year celebration with life saving of yaks choosen by the children
Senghe Jingri Retreat Center, to be used by Tashi Jong and Dru-gu Tokdens
Saving yaks in Drugu during Buddhist Vesak
Summer picninc at Drugu Monastery with head of Khampagar, Drugba Rinpoche
World peace prayer day to Gods and Godesses of the whole world Zamling Sisang during full moon day
information about Choegyal Rinpoche’s projects and activities
can be seen on the overview page.
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