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April 29, 2015
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Earthquake in Nepal “The Black Day” April 25, 2015

Nepalese girl in  clearing, standing in the rain

Nepalese girl in clearing, standing in the rain

Please pray for all ~ the deceased one to be liberated to Buddha’s pure land and injured one to recover soon and trapped one to be rescued soon and the country to be healed soon~ Ani Choying Dolma

ANI CHOYING DOLMA PRAYERS

Ani Choying Dolma-prayers for the suffering

from tricycle:

April 27, 2015

Nepal Disaster Relief

Want to donate to the rescue effort in Nepal? Here is a list of qualified aid organizations. 

Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal has caused widespread death and damage in the country that houses some of the world’s most precious Buddhist sites. News sites are reporting that the death toll has now risen above 3,000 and is expected to continue rising sharply.

Tricycle has heard directly from people living in Kathmandu that they are spending a third night outdoors in makeshift tents while powerful aftershocks continue to roil the country. There are reports of shortages of tents, food, water, and medical supplies.

How can you help?

Relief workers have told Tricycle that unless you live locally and can transport donated goods yourself, please send money, not items. They are also advising not to travel to Nepal right now to volunteer; unless you are a medical professional or engineer with a qualified aid organization, wait to fly over until the initial rescue period is over. Nonprofessional volunteer aid will be greatly needed when the news cycle moves on but Nepal and its people still require help.

Here is a list of qualified aid organizations with tried and true histories of disaster relief that are accepting donations for Nepal rescue work:

1. UNICEF Canada

2. UNICEF Australia 

3. Australian Red Cross 

4. UNICEF UK 

5. British Red Cross 

6. New Zealand Red Cross

7. The Salvation Army

8. OXFAM GB 

9. OXFAM America 

10. American Red Cross 

11. CARE 

12. Mercy Corps 

13. Catholic Relief Services 

14. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

15. Save the Children 

If you are interested in donating money to a Buddhist organization, these Tibetan teachers have posted news and requests for donations:

Ani Choying Dolma 

Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

Tsoknyi Rinpoche

Photo:
Monks from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, one of the largest monasteries in Nepal, camp out in tents.

Without doubt compassion is our Buddha seed or true nature, our potential to become a Buddha, and it is because all living beings possess this seed of self acceptance and compassion that they will all eventually become Buddhas.

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4 thoughts on “Earthquake in Nepal “The Black Day” April 25, 2015

  1. Awful! Our heart goes out for the ordeal these people are going through! We’ll keep them in our mind & prayers.

  2. Care Canada offered to match funds so I donated through them. The world has enough uncomfortable surprises in store without us adding to them, don’t you think?
    xoxo

    • I wish I’d known of care canada because under the terrible circumstances, they can use every single loony and toony! Yes i think so…. xxxxoooo my sweet friend

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