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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4 days ago

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Another great event has been organized to support Sangter Foundation. Our friend from Jelenia Góra, Poland invited the public for the charity yoga classes at her school. After mind and body relaxation, there was a very successful auction. Collected funds will support Sangter Foundation activities in Sikkim. Many thanks to Agnieszka Wandzel Candra Szkoła Jogi for all the great effort and hard work. Thank you to all good people that attended and helped Sangter Foundation. Tashi Delek.
Kolejne wspaniałe wydarzenie wspierające działania Sangter Foundation. Nasza przyjaciółka z Jeleniej Góry zorganizowała w swojej szkole jogi charytatywne zajęcia . Po relaksujących cało i umysł zajęciach odbyła się aukcja. Środki zebrane podczas zajęć będą wspierać działalność Sangter Foundation w Sikkimie. Ogromnie dziękujemy Agnieszce Wandzel Candra Szkoła Jogi za pomysł i ciężką pracę na rzecz fundacji. Dziękujemy wszystkim dobrym ludziom, którzy przyszli i wsparli Sangter Foundation. Tashi Delek.
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Another great event has been organized to support Sangter Foundation. Our friend from Jelenia Góra, Poland invited the public for the charity yoga classes at her school. After mind and body relaxation, there was a very successful auction. Collected funds will support Sangter Foundation activities in Sikkim. Many thanks to Agnieszka Wandzel Candra Szkoła Jogi for all the great effort and hard work. Thank you to all good people that attended and helped Sangter Foundation. Tashi Delek.
Kolejne wspaniałe wydarzenie wspierające działania Sangter Foundation. Nasza przyjaciółka z Jeleniej Góry zorganizowała w swojej szkole jogi charytatywne zajęcia . Po relaksujących cało i umysł zajęciach odbyła się aukcja. Środki zebrane podczas zajęć będą wspierać działalność Sangter Foundation w Sikkimie. Ogromnie dziękujemy Agnieszce Wandzel Candra Szkoła Jogi za pomysł i ciężką pracę na rzecz fundacji. Dziękujemy wszystkim dobrym ludziom, którzy przyszli i wsparli Sangter Foundation. Tashi Delek.Image attachment

6 days ago

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On October the 13th and 14th in Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling Monastery in Swoyambhu, Kathmandu, Nepal, Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche bestowed the empowerment of Medicine Buddha as well as offered teachings. For all the devotees that participated, Khenpo Sonam Gurmey gave Bardo teachings. 100 million repetitions of Medicine Buddha mantras are being collected for the benefit of all sentient beings.
Dnia 13-go oraz 14-go października w Klasztorze Benchen Phuntsok Dargyeling w Katmandu, w Nepalu, Czcigodny Sangter Rinpoche udzielił abiszeki Buddy Medycyny oraz wygłosił nauki. Dla wszystkich przybyłych Khenpo Sonam Gurmey udzielił nauk na temat Bardo i Lojong. 100 milionów mantr Buddy Medycyny są zliczane dla dobra wszystkich czujących istot.
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4 weeks ago

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Last Saturday 60 runners enjoyed first “real” edition of Mossarun close to Älmhult, Sweden. Big part of starting fee that was collected from runners goes to Sangter Foundation schooling and education projects in Sikkim. There was two trails prepared: one 5k with beautiful Smålands landscapes and one brutal 17k with dozens of small hills and technical terrain. Runners from all distances 5k, 17k, 34k, 24h ultra, made it back to the goal in one piece (although one covered with mud completely).
Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche would like to thanks Olaf Szukałowicz who together with Amilia Tangne and their friends organized this great event. For their great effort and hard work Rinpoche thanks from the bottom of his heart. Many tashi Deleks to all that supported this event. Please visit website of this event for more information: www.mossarun.com/news/
W biegłą sobotę w Almhult w Szwecji 60 biegaczy wzięło udział w pierwszej edycji biegu Mossarun. Część z opłaty startowej tego biegu została przekazana na poczet projektów edukacyjnych Sangter Foundation w Sikkimie. Zostały przygotowane dwie trasy: 5km przez piękne okolice Smalands, dla wytrwałych trasa 17km wśród wzgórz po trudnym terenie. Biegacze z wszystkich dystansów 5km, 17km, 34 km oraz specjalny ultra 24h osiągnęli szczęśliwie metę biegu (często pokryci warstwą błota). Czcigodny Sangter Tulku Rinpoche pragnie podziękować Olafowi Szukałowiczowi, który wraz z Amilią Tangne oraz grupą przyjaciół zorganizowali całe wydarzenie. Rinpoche dziękuje z głębi serca za wysiłek i zaangażowanie. Tashi Delek dla wszystkich, którzy wspomogli ten bieg swoją obecnością. Po więcej szczegółów zapraszamy na stronę wydarzenia: www.mossarun.com/news/
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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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