FOUNDATION

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The main idea behind the creation of the Sangter Foundation is to support the development of Sikkim – one of states of India, located in the Himalayan Region, at the foothill of Kanchenjunga. Under the auspices of Sangter Tulku Rinpoche, a Buddhist teacher, abbot of two Buddhist monasteries from Karma Kamtzang lineage, a group of volunteers from Poland and other countries has been working on improving the quality of life of people inhabiting this mountainous region.

South Sikkim is a region at the foothill of the third highest peak of the world – Kanchenjunga. The area is scarcely populated, mountainous, subject to rough Himalayan climate, with poor road infrastructure and majority of population living of agriculture. It is a very ethnically diverse region, with extremely rich history and culture. It is also in a dire need of help, and this is what the Sangter Foundation, supported by people of good will, is trying to do.



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The success of Sangter Foundation is a result of a joint effort of Sangter Rinpoche followers and students as well as friends, volunteers and donors from all over the world. We implement some new international projects in order to gather sufficient funds, knowledge, equipment and human potential in order to achieve our objectives. That is helping to create an efficient health care system, increasing the quality of life of local communities, providing education and protecting the culture of this region.
We also happily support other initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life and human health, predominantly ones thanks to which we can do something good for the others, irrespectively of geographical location and circumstances.


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2 days ago

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#COVID19 Sanitization program in Ravangla continue
#TogetherWeCanDoMore

Venerable Sanger Tulku Rinpoche on behalf of Sangter Foundation would like to express his sincere and warm-hearted gratitude to Azong Pema La and his family for constant support and involvement in the sanitization program in Ravangla.
Through their support and hard work, Sangter Foundation was able to continue with #COVID19 sanitization program in several crucial locations in the Ravangla area.
Enormous sanitization activity in Ravangla area was carried on 28th May 2020. During this day many Ravangla’s public locations such as banks, thana, ATM points, hospital, fire station, etc. were disinfected and cleaned.
This cooperation of many people will definitely help to keep our surroundings clean and safe for our local community.

Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche and Sangter Foundation also would like to express his gratitude to Ravangla’s local government officials, magistrate, police department, fire brigade, all doctors, nurses, volunteers and management of Tathãgata Tsal - Buddha Park.
Thank you all very much for your hard work, involvement, and sacrifice for our people of Ravangla during #COVID19.
Many Tashi Delek and stay safe and healthy.
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3 days ago

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Attention please !! :))
Today, 1st June 2020, Sangter Foundation and Filharmonia Kaszubska - Wejherowskie Centrum Kultury //Kashubian Philharmonic - Wejherowo Cultural Centre// kindly invite you to take part in the premier of online ballet dancing theater spectacle, titled “Mother Earth”. This stunning and connected with nature performance, directed by Yeshe Sangmo, was filmed in many beautiful and well know Polish locations such as Baltic seaside, Ojcowski National Park, Beskid Mountains, and in our seat Regulice “Forest Center”.
This performance connects the art of dance with the care of our planet – home of us all. The main purpose is to remind humans how we are connected to nature which surrounds us and that we must take care and be responsible for what we are doing with it.
Because of the lockdown situation, all scenes were instructed and filmed online with the help of parents and children’s families. Thank you for your enormous involvement and warm hearts.
This project grows from the cooperation of warm-hearted humans and institutions such as
- Filharmonia Kaszubska Filharmonia Kaszubska - Wejherowskie Centrum Kultury
- Teatr Tańca Saraswati teatrsarasvati.pl
- Yoga and Balet Studio in Forest Center Regulice lesnecentrum.pl/
Please enjoy spectacle today at Filharmonia Kaszubska - Wejherowskie Centrum Kultury and wck.org.pl/spektakle/opis/5299-spektakl-online-matka-ziemia.html at 6:00 pm European Warsaw Time
Sangter Foundation team is proud to be a small help for Yeshe Sangmo in the realization of this important project.

Uwaga! Uwaga!
Już dziś, 1-go czerwca 2020r. o godz. 18:00 , Sangter Foundation i Filharmonia Kaszubska - Wejherowskie Centrum Kultury zaprasza do wzięcia udziału w premierze spektaklu online pt. „Matka Ziemia”.
To przepiękne, związane z przyrodą, przedstawienie zostało wyreżyserowane przez Yeshe Sangmo. Zdjęcia do przedstawienia sfilmowano w wielu znanych polskich lokalizacjach jak plaże Morza Bałtyckiego, plenery Ojcowskiego Parku Narodowego, pszczelich pasiekach w Beskidach oraz w naszej leśnej siedzibie w Regulickim „Leśnym Centrum”.
Spektakl łączy w sobie sztukę baletową z ideą dbania o planetę, która jest naszym wspólnym i jedynym dla nas wszystkich domem. Celem tego przedstawienia jest zwrócenie naszej uwagi na przyrodę, która nas otacza oraz dbanie o nią w naszym codziennym życiu.
Z powodu pandemii wszystkie sceny baletowe filmowane były przy udziale rodziców i ich rodzin zgodnie z instrukcjami prowadzącej. Dziękujemy wszystkim za ogromne zaangażowanie i za okazane serce.💗💗
Zrealizowane projektu nie byłoby możliwe bez udziału:
- Filharmonia Kaszubska - Wejherowskie Centrum Kultury www.facebook.com/WejherowskieCentrumKultury
- Teatr Tańca Sarasvati teatrsarasvati.pl/
- Yoga and Balet Studio in Forest Centre Regulice lesnecentrum.pl/
Zapraszamy na premierę live wydarzenia na stronie fb Filharmonia Kaszubska - Wejherowskie Centrum Kultury oraz pod adresem wck.org.pl/spektakle/opis/5299-spektakl-online-matka-ziemia.html
Bądźcie z nami dzisiaj, 1-go czerwca 2020r. o 18:00, w dniu premiery przedstawienia.
Sangter Foundation jest dumna, że mogło służyć niewielką pomocą w realizacji tego projektu.
Serdecznie zapraszamy !
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4 days ago

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Attention! 💗
Sangter Foundation and Kashubian Philharmonic kindly invite you to take part in the premier of online ballet dancing theater spectacle, titled “Mother Earth”. Please check the small trailer and be with us this Monday, June 1st at 18:00 (European Warsaw Time) to see the whole show.
The trailer of "Mother Earth" performed by ballerinas of the Dance Theatre of Sarasvati.
youtu.be/pTAMU0y9EZI

Uwaga! 💗
Sangter Foundation i Filharmonia Kaszubska - Wejherowskie Centrum Kultury serdecznie zapraszają do wzięcia udziału w premierze online spektaklu baletowego pt. „Matka Ziemia” w wykonaniu tancerek Teatru Tańca Sarasvati.

Dziś serdecznie zapraszamy do oglądnięcia trailera i koniecznie bądźcie z nami jutro, 1-go czerwca 2020r. o 18:00, w dniu premiery przedstawienia.

Serdecznie zapraszamy !
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1 week ago

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Yesterday, acting accordingly with the guidance of Venerable Sangter Rinpoche, the sanitization program was introduced in Rabongla area. Team of firemen from the local fire department worked very hard to make areas of Thathagata Tsal - Buddha Park, JNV Rabongla, and also Bazar Area free from spreading viruses.
On behalf, of Sangter Foundation we thank you all for your work to keep the area clean. 🙏💗
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1 week ago

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“... because service to humanity is another form of religion…..”

During this fast-changing, difficult time for humanity, the Government of Sikkim in the buildings of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV Ravangla) has set up a free quarantine center. Since the 19th of May 2020, these facilities serve as quarantine centers for 192 persons evacuated from different parts of India to Sikkim.

Sangter Foundation, as many different NGO’s operating on the ground in Rabong area, supports the Rabong’s subdivision administration in their efforts to give helping hands to those in need.

Now our efforts especially run to protect frontline workers whose, by their work, are making possible this quarantine center to operate and function.

Venerable Sangter Tulku, after his return from Malaysia, and as being affected by the lockdown situation, is staying in Kolkata. During this time he is in constant contact with Tathagatha Tsal - Buddha Park administration. This mutual cooperation is aiming to set up the priority and give guidance on how to support the local community during the pandemic.
During last few weeks Sangter Foundation has already provided the local community and very remote village areas with the distribution of food packages and other different first necessities goods.

Yesterday Sangter Foundation Rabong has contributed to JNV Ravangla all basic hygienic, protective products and materials to keep all frontline workers and persons under quarantined with minimum risk of spreading disease and provide a higher standard of protection.
List of donated materials to JNV Ravangla includes:
- 10 sets of PPE
- 240 pcs of sanitizer (200 ml)
- 500 pcs of mask
- 126 pairs of hand gloves
- 220 pcs of “Dettol” soap
- 3 pair of gumboot
- 4 sets of bucket and mug
- 48 sets of steel glass
- 2 spray sanitizer

On behalf of the Government of Sikkim and evacuees from SDM Rabong today Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche and Sangter Foundation have received conveyed gratitude and thanks for constant advice and support in efforts to reduce disease from spreading in Sikkim’s districts.
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“... because service to humanity is another form of religion…..”

During this fast-changing, difficult time for humanity, the Government of Sikkim in the buildings of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV Ravangla) has set up a free quarantine center.  Since the 19th of May 2020, these facilities serve as quarantine centers for 192 persons evacuated from different parts of India to Sikkim.    

Sangter Foundation, as many different NGO’s operating on the ground in Rabong area, supports the Rabong’s subdivision administration in their efforts to give helping hands to those in need. 

Now our efforts especially run to protect frontline workers whose, by their work, are making possible this quarantine center to operate and function.     

Venerable Sangter Tulku, after his return from Malaysia, and as being affected by the lockdown situation, is staying in Kolkata. During this time he is in constant contact with Tathagatha Tsal - Buddha Park administration. This mutual cooperation is aiming to set up the priority and give guidance on how to support the local community during the pandemic. 
During last few weeks Sangter Foundation has already provided the local community and very remote village areas with the distribution of food packages and other different first necessities goods. 

Yesterday Sangter Foundation Rabong has contributed to JNV Ravangla all basic hygienic, protective products and materials to keep all frontline workers and persons under quarantined with minimum risk of spreading disease and provide a higher standard of protection.  
 List of donated materials to JNV Ravangla includes: 
- 10  sets of PPE
- 240 pcs of  sanitizer (200 ml) 
- 500 pcs of mask
- 126 pairs of hand gloves 
- 220 pcs of “Dettol” soap 
- 3 pair of gumboot 
- 4 sets of bucket and mug 
- 48 sets of steel glass
- 2 spray sanitizer

On behalf of the Government of Sikkim and evacuees from SDM Rabong today Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche and Sangter Foundation have received conveyed gratitude and thanks for constant advice and support in efforts to reduce disease from spreading in Sikkim’s districts.Image attachmentImage attachment

2 weeks ago

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In the very remote location in West Sikkim, a group of practitioners with the help of retreat master are taking part in 3 years retreat.
On the auspicious occasion of Saga Dawa Duchen, Venerable Sangter Rinpoche with Sangter Foundation supported their spiritual effort by offering to them warm blankets and food supplies.
Special gratitude belongs to our dear friend Terence, that has made offerings of butter lamps to celebrate this special occasion.
We would not be able to deliver all these goods to such a remote location without the great help of many wonderful volunteers.
Venerable Sangter Rinpoche would like to extend his thanks to all that helped.
Many Tashi Delek and big thank you from heart to all supporters. 🙏💗
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Sangter Rinpochi kapsuchi Sangay ki doden geper shoo

Rejoice 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Rejoice 🙏🙏🙏

I rejoice of you Zigdol Bhutia

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Lama khenno

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1 month ago

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During this unusual and unpredictable time, marked with coronavirus restrictions, the lives of many citizens of Sikkim, similar to at any other part in the world, have changed a lot.
Like any other people living under lockdown restriction, some Sikkimmese are not able to get to work, some can not travel to get essential goods, and others being just simply poor are trying to survive this epidemic living without any money.
To make this life condition a little easier and to help local people survive this difficult time, essential food packages consisting of rice, pulses, cooking oils, onions, salt, tea leaves, and soap were prepared for distribution.
These packages were distributed among 52 families living at Lower Zarong/Chunam. Similar packages were also arranged for 31 families of Deytham/Maltini as well as 32 families of Selep and Barfung area.
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Thank you so much on behalf of Jarrong villagers to Santer Tulku Rimpoche and entire team of Sangter Foundation for essential commodities provide our needy villagers in this lockdown covid-19. Work is worship.

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2 months ago

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Tashi Delek

Namo buddhya🙏🙏🙏

Om mane peme ho

Could I please get a link to this music?

🙏🙏🙏💖Om Ma Ni Padme Hum. 💖💖💖

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Sangter Rinpoche biography

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Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche is reincarnation of terton Dorje Lingpa. Born in Sikkim Venerable Sangter Rinpoche was formally recognized as a Tulku from the Nyingmapa tradition, but he studied and completed the three-year meditation retreat in Benchen Monastery in Nepal. Although he is responsible for his own monasteries in Sikkim, in appreciation for his dedication in working for the Benchen community, Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche, consider him a Rinpoche from Benchen monastery. Venerable Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche recommended fully Sangter Tulku Rinpoche as a Buddhist teacher, underlining that people can rely both on his education and his meditation experience.

During the summer course in the year 2010 in the Buddhist Centre in Grabnik Venerable Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche said: "When Sangter Tulku Rinpoche reached the age of seventeen or eighteen, he was with His Eminence Chatral Rinpoche. At that time, Chatral Rinpoche made a prophecy for him, by saying: 'it would be a great benefit for your future if, for your further education, you go to Benchen Monastery'. So then, around the age of seventeen or eighteen, he went to Benchen Monastery and entered this tradition. He started studying all the necessary monastic rituals and other things. Eventually, he went to the three-year retreat center in Benchen Retreat Centre known as Benchen Drubde Osal Ling (Pharping, Nepal). He did the three years and seven-months intensive retreat. I consider him a very good practitioner. During his three-year retreat, he definitely managed to gain excellent experiences and realization. Especially, Sangter Rinpoche loves me very much. He has given all his heart to me and I always consider Sangter Rinpoche as one of the tulkus, one of the Rinpoches of Benchen Monastery".


Sangter Foundation and its objectives

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The main objective of Sangter Foundation is to create an efficient basic health care system available to all inhabitants of Sikkim. Because of very poor road infrastructure and difficulties to reach some areas of Sikkim in winter and during monsoon, access to health care is seriously hindered, in some places even impossible. We as Sangter Foundation acts to change this. We work to actively and efficiently improve health care services in this region. We want local people to know that in case of a disease or an accident, there is a place nearby that can provide them with quick and efficient medical help. It is important that such help does not require them to travel long hours to very distant health care centers, and does not require expenditures either. Medical help has to be generally available, safe, comprehensive and on a high level. We are focusing mostly on building new or adapting the existent buildings for medical purposes, equipping the buildings with the necessary equipment, as well as on organizing the transfer of knowledge, skills and human resources to achieve this objective. We are also building the foundations for future generations, by creating an education system that would teach future nurses, natural medicine therapists and the like. These objectives are accomplished by our main medical project that focuses on everything health-related: the Sangter Foundation Clinic. The Clinic is a place where physicians, physiotherapists, and other medical professionals work providing medical help to the Sikkimese. We are doing our best to guarantee access to free health care to inhabitants of Sikkim, health care including conventional and natural medicine.

Do you want more information? Do you want to actively participate in the operation of the Sangter Foundation Clinic? Are you interested in travelling to Sikkim with us, to help people there? Do not hesitate to email us at office@sangterfoundation.org


Other activities

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Besides actively supporting the Sangter Foundation Clinic, the Sangter Foundation also focuses on activities allowing the sharing of knowledge, experience, and skills. Thanks to these projects and initiatives we want to improve the quality of life of local communities, to activate local entrepreneurship, to have a major impact on development of education, to protect the rich and diversified culture of the region, and to help people of Sikkim leading easier, better lives, despite all the inconveniences and difficult conditions.

Our initiatives cover the following areas:



Culture

  • heritage conservation and reconstruction programme
  • conservation workshops
  • ballet workshops (dance theatre)
  • opening a library and publishing house

Society

  • building of bakery and a sewing house
  • social revitalisation of local communities
  • professional activation of women
  • protection of and support for local craftsmanship
  • transfer of knowledge and skills related to protection of regional produce

Environment

  • activities aiming towards the creation of waste management system in the region
  • education about clean energy production and preparing framework for clean energy system
  • protection of biodiversity of the region with elements of environmental education
  • supporting organic farming in Sikkim

Education

  • language exchanges (teaching English and Tibetan)
  • foreign scholarships for future Sikkimese physicians and therapists
  • general education programmes for children
  • transfer of knowledge to local schools and support for them (more)

Projects

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We believe that our initiatives will have long-term effects in the form of improved quality of life and health status of the Sikkimese.
We also invest in quick, short, very much needed actions, like help in organising medical transport for patients to other regions, when help cannot be provided on site; or more emotional projects like buying crayons, sweets or shoes for children from Sikkimese schools.

Do you see yourself supporting one or more of our activities? Do you know an interesting project or initiative that we could get engaged in?
Do not hesitate to email us at office@sangterfoundation.org


Most recent projects

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  • medical volunteering : organisation of a travel of Polish physicians of different spacialisations (ophthalmology, GP, physiotherapy, homeopathy, medical help;
  • purchase of medications necessary for our volunteering doctors;
  • purchase of dental equipment for the new Clinic in Ravangla;
  • preparation of offices and rooms in the Clinic;
  • organisation of a travel of a professional, renowned baker and pastry chef from Poland, to educate employees of our new bakery built in Sikkim;
  • ballet classes for children;
  • purchase of equipment for ballet classes;
  • education regarding oral health and prevention;
  • yoga classes; corrective exercises and rehabilitation classes;
  • collecting and purchase of ophthalmic equipment;
  • help in organising the first Kagyu Monlam in Sikkim;
  • conservation of heritage paintings in Ravangla;


Upcoming projects

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  • Sangter Clinic development;
  • openinieg dialisis department of Sangter Clinic;
  • opening acupuncture department of Sangter Clinic;
  • setting up foundation for reconstruction project ;

FOUNDATION NETWORK

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We are an international network of students, donors, friends, and volunteers, that actively work in both Asia and Europe. Our efforts are continuously supported by people from Poland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Russia, India, Malaysia, and Singapore.




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