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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TEAM

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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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3 days ago

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"Loving-kindness and compassion create a base for all spiritual practices".
Sangter Tulku Rinpoche
On the picture: view from the top of Rumtek Monastery, the seat of Karmapas in Sikkim.

"Miłująca dobroć i współczucie są podstawą wszystkich duchowych praktyk. Sangter Tulku Rinpoche
Na zdjęciu: widok ze szczytu Klasztoru Rumtek, siedziby Karmapów w Sikkimie.
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Loving-kindness and compassion create a base for all spiritual practices. 
Sangter Tulku Rinpoche 
On the picture: view from the top of Rumtek Monastery, the seat of Karmapas in Sikkim.

Miłująca dobroć i współczucie są podstawą wszystkich duchowych praktyk. Sangter Tulku Rinpoche
Na zdjęciu: widok ze szczytu Klasztoru Rumtek, siedziby Karmapów w Sikkimie.

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3 weeks ago

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Dear friends, well-wishers, and supporters of Sangter Foundation.
On the edge of New Year 2021- the year of an Ox, Sangter Tulku Rinpoche together with Sangter Foundation team would like to extend best wishes.
May the New Year brings you the health of the body, quality of the speech, and peace of the mind.
May all your actions are auspicious as well as blessed for the benefit of sentient beings.

We also would like to thank every one of you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support, generosity, help, dedication, and good thoughts you kindly directed during this year towards Sangter Foundation. This year of turbulent change for all of us was a great teaching and we all learned to be courageous, big-hearted, and brave.

Please remember that the most important is being harmonious and in balance with everything that is happening and with everything that surrounds us.

We send many Tashi Delek and wish you all the success and well-being for the coming 2021. May you enjoy health, prosperity, wisdom, harmony, and peace within your heart. 💗
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Dear friends, well-wishers, and supporters of Sangter Foundation. 
On the edge of New Year 2021- the year of an Ox, Sangter Tulku Rinpoche together with Sangter Foundation team would like to extend best wishes. 
May the New Year brings you the health of the body, quality of the speech, and peace of the mind. 
May all your actions are auspicious as well as blessed for the benefit of sentient beings. 

We also would like to thank every one of you from the bottom of our hearts for all your support, generosity, help, dedication, and good thoughts you kindly directed during this year towards Sangter Foundation. This year of turbulent change for all of us was a great teaching and we all learned to be courageous, big-hearted, and brave. 

Please remember that the most important is being harmonious and in balance with everything that is happening and with everything that surrounds us.   

We send many Tashi Delek and wish you all the success and well-being for the coming 2021. May you enjoy health, prosperity, wisdom, harmony, and peace within your heart. 💗

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May you kindly help me with paying school fees for my son. I can't afford anymore since I lost my job during lockdown. I have applied for exemption but couldn't get help. I have tried to ask for help in my community but couldn't get help either. I understand that you may be sponsoring children within your community or country only but if you have well wishers can you please consider my son. I'm faced with a situation that my son will not go to school in the year 2021. I can't transfer him to a new school because the current school he attended withholds his report card and transfer Letter. If you help me I'll really appreciate. May God bless

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Happy new year 2021

Happy New year 2021.

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4 weeks ago

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2021 Sangter Foundation calendar premiere.
Premiera kalendarza Sangter Foundation na rok 2021.
We know that you have been waiting too long this year but finally, Sangter Foundation 2021 calendar is ready [polish version below].
2021, Ox calendar contains:
👉Sangter Tulku Rinpoche’s dedication for the upcoming year 2021, Ox year,
👉a unique set of 12 pictures taken in beautiful Sikkimes landscapes, places where Sangter Foundation has activities,
👉moon phases, as well as Buddhists days, have been marked for every month,
👉the size of the calendar is 20cm*30cm,
👉all pieces of information in the calendar are in English.

More information about the calendar together with details on how to place an order you will find in the link below or here: bit.ly/2Wui21c

In any order issue pls contact us at office@sangterfoundation.org or PM us.
Thank you for your constant support of our activities.💗

Wiemy, że czekaliście na kolejną, 2021, edycję kalendarza Sangter Foundation i już go mamy :)
Edycja na 2021, rok Wołu zawiera:
👉życzenia noworoczne przekazne przez Sangtera Tulku Rinpoche
👉12 unikatowych zdjęć pokazujących piękno Sikkimu, z miejsc gdzie działa Fundacja,
👉zaznaczone w każdym miesiącu fazy księżyca oraz specjalne święta buddyjskie
👉rozmiar kalendarza to tradycyjnie 20cm*30cm
👉informacje na kalendarium są w języku angielskim.

Środki pozyskane z dystrybucji kalendarza zostaną przeznaczone na wsparcie działań statutowych Sangter Foundation, w tym wsparcie w obszarach kultury, edukacji i rozbudowy infrastruktury dla podstawowej opieki medycznej w regionie Sikkimu.
Wszelkie kwestie związane z kalendarzem prosimy kierować na adres office@sangterfoundation.org lub w wiadomość prywatnej na FB.
Polski formularz zamówienia i więcej informacji znajdują się pod linkiem: bit.ly/3mrtaGo
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2021 Sangter Foundation calendar premiere. 
Premiera kalendarza Sangter Foundation na rok 2021.
We know that you have been waiting too long this year but finally, Sangter Foundation 2021 calendar is ready [polish version below]. 
2021, Ox calendar contains:
👉Sangter Tulku Rinpoche’s dedication for the upcoming year 2021, Ox year,  
👉a unique set of 12 pictures taken in beautiful Sikkimes landscapes, places where Sangter Foundation  has activities,
👉moon phases, as well as Buddhists days, have been marked for every month, 
👉the size of the calendar is 20cm*30cm, 
👉all pieces of information in the calendar are in English.  

More information about the calendar together with details on how to place an order you will find in the link below or here: https://bit.ly/2Wui21c  

In any order issue pls contact us at office@sangterfoundation.org  or PM us. 
Thank you for your constant support of our activities.💗

Wiemy, że czekaliście na kolejną, 2021, edycję kalendarza Sangter Foundation i już go mamy :)
Edycja na 2021, rok Wołu zawiera:  
👉życzenia noworoczne przekazne przez Sangtera Tulku Rinpoche
👉12 unikatowych zdjęć pokazujących piękno Sikkimu, z miejsc gdzie działa Fundacja, 
👉zaznaczone w każdym miesiącu fazy księżyca oraz specjalne święta buddyjskie
👉rozmiar kalendarza to tradycyjnie 20cm*30cm
👉informacje na kalendarium są w języku angielskim.

Środki pozyskane z dystrybucji kalendarza zostaną przeznaczone na wsparcie działań statutowych Sangter Foundation, w tym wsparcie w obszarach kultury, edukacji i rozbudowy infrastruktury dla podstawowej opieki medycznej w regionie Sikkimu. 
Wszelkie kwestie związane z kalendarzem prosimy kierować na adres office@sangterfoundation.org lub w wiadomość prywatnej na FB. 
 Polski formularz zamówienia i więcej informacji znajdują się pod linkiem: https://bit.ly/3mrtaGo

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Calendar or 28 or 364/365 no problems.Welcome

Shankar/National International anywhere else

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1 month ago

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All Sangha from Karma Rabten Ling Monastery and Mane Chokhor Ling Monastery would like to wish everybody a Happy Losoong!!!

On this special Sikkimese holiday, Lamas and Sangha community, we would like to wish you all happiness, good health, prosperity, and a peaceful, harmonious, long life.

Many Tashi Delek to all brothers and sisters around the world.
All the best from the heart.🙏🙏💗
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All Sangha from Karma Rabten Ling Monastery and Mane Chokhor Ling Monastery would like to wish everybody a Happy Losoong!!!

On this special Sikkimese holiday, Lamas and Sangha community, we would like to wish you all happiness, good health, prosperity, and a peaceful, harmonious, long life. 

Many Tashi Delek to all brothers and sisters around the world.
All the best from the heart.🙏🙏💗

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Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu ❤🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Tashi Delek la.

🙏 Thank you❤🌞

Chabsu chao

འཇིག་རྟེན་ཁམས་ན་བཞུགས་པའི་ཨ་ཀུ་ལྷོ་པོ་ཐམས་ཅད་ལོ་ལོ་སྲུང་དང་ནམ་སྲུང་གྱིས་བཀྲ་ཤིས་བདེ་ལེགས་ཞུ🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

Where is Khenpo Tenzin Namgyel la.

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1 month ago

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From 5th till 13th of December 2020 the Sangha of Karma Rabtenling Monastery(Sikkim) starts performing 10 days yearly Mahakala Puja (Gutor).

Mahakala Puja will conclude on Dharma Protector day (29th day of the 10th month, Tibetan calendar).

All merits accumulate by the virtue of Mahakala Puja, the Sangha of Karma Rabtenling Monastery would dedicate for the well-being and happiness of all sentient being and to remove all the obstacles.

Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche together with Karma Rabten Ling community is sending many, many Tashi Delek to everybody around the world. 🙏💗
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2 months ago

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…….in the time of crisis, we are joining hands, knowledge and resources to give support to others because #TogetherWeCanDoMore 🍀

Working in cooperation with warm-hearted people from Dania Do Dania we took men’s homeless shelter in Kraków, Poland, under our care.

🏡Men’s homeless shelter place in Kraków is an everyday home for 250 persons, middle and old aged men; most of them living without family, suffering from diseases, disabled, without work, and stable income.

As our 1st stage of cooperation between Dania Do Dania and Sangter Foundation is about to finish with the generous support of sponsors and our supporters, we were able to provide with some basic products for those in needs.
🍀Using resources from direct donations for this initiative we bought and delivered to men’s home shelter:
- 100 pillows
- 100 quilts
- 100 bathroom towels
- 80 blankets
- 60 pairs of flip flops
- 100 set of personal care products (3in1 washing cream, shaving cream, soap, after shaving cream, men’s razor)
- 180 pair of socks
- 250 men’s underwear’s

By request of shelter’s mental health care teams, as the final step, we will buy 44 flower pots with plants and Christmas decorations. Our volunteers will also prepare the homemade cakes for Christmas’s meeting.

With helping hands of our sponsors and their direct donations to support this initiative it was possible to buy all necessities to make the life of two hundred fifty men’s a little better.

Our next stage is to widen cooperation with men’s homeless shelter and to start supporting nearby located women’s homeless shelter.

We kindly invite you to join in our next stage of this initiative.
Please stay updated with Us!

👉If you want to support this initiative in any possible way please contact us at office@sangterfoundation.org or PM us.

Thank you from the heart for your kind support! 💗🙏
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We are happy that we can create something good together ❤️💪🤝

2 months ago

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"Relax your mind and good ideas would come to you"
Sangter Tulku Rinpoche.

Let's this Diwali brings the best to you.🍀
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Relax your mind and good ideas would come to you 
Sangter Tulku Rinpoche.

Lets this Diwali brings the best to you.🍀

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Namo Buddhaya sadhu sadhu sadhu.

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3 months ago

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#TogetherWeCanDoMore

Almost immediately after the last great news about the opening of the new library at the senior secondary school in Ravangla, another joyful occurrence came to our attention.

After hearing about the library opening, a group of friends from Sweden was very much inspired by the hard work of all the Sikkimese students and adult, involved in that project.

🍀🍀That inspiration brought the spontaneous initiative to collect money that would help to set up another similar library in the area.
There are more remote places where students would benefit from easy access to the library and all possibilities that would come with it.
Thanks to initiatives like that, @Sangter Foundation will continue to help the young generation of students to improve their education. Group of warm-hearted friends from Sweden, leading by Olaf, known before from supporting Sangter Foundation in the past, collected a substantial amount of money that will be spent on founding more libraries in the region as well as for health care education project.

In the name of students and all community, we would like to say BIG THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. 💗🍀
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Sangter Rinpoche biography

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Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche is a reincarnation of terton Dorje Lingpa. Born in Sikkim Venerable Sangter Rinpoche was formally recognized as a Tulku from the Nyingmapa tradition.

His education begins at the Institute of Higher Nyingma Studies - Deorali Shedra in Gangtok, Sikkim, India, where he finished eight years of study according to Nyingma tradition. Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche continues his education under the guidance of Penor Rinpoche at Namdroling Shedra in Karnataka, South India for the next two years. Then he studied and completed the three-year meditation retreat in Benchen Monastery Retreat Center in Pharping, Nepal under the guidance of Kyabye Tenga Rinpoche and His Eminence Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche.

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 in 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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