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.


NEWS

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3 days 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 weeks 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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Om manay pemay hoo om om om

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Om Ah Hung

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Namo Buddhaya sadhu sadhu sadhu.

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4 weeks 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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1 month ago

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1 month ago

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#TogetherWeCanDoMore

Today the creation of a library in a senior secondary school in Ravangla is finished and ready to open and serve our community.
To celebrate this important event for our community and to take part in the blessing ceremony special guests have gathered. We would like to say thank you to chef quest Ravangla Magistrate Sir, director BSE Ravangla and Azong Pema La as well as OSD Tathagata Tsal. The blessing ceremony was conducted by Old Ralang Monastery Vajra Master as well as Mane Chokhor Ling Monastery Lopon, Sonam Bahi Chung Chung and we also say thank you from the heart to all volunteers, teachers and students that work very hard to make this event possible.

Sangter Tulku Rinpoche and Sangter Foundation sends best wishes for that special occasion.

“I wish to thank everybody that participated in this project. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your hard work to make this opening possible. Even if I can’t be there physically, my thoughts and prayers are with you at all times. Many Tashi Delek to all of you.

I’m very happy that the library is now open for the Ravangla’s students because it can be a source of great knowledge for them. When we have the knowledge, our future can be bright and this library is an essential tool for that.

My aspiration is that all over Sikkim there are libraries like that one and students can study and self-educate there. Please use your library in a meaningful way that will benefit many curious about the world and life science students.
We should consider the school as a holy temple and library as a holy shrine room and treat it with great respect.

We must not forget that every single achievement and understanding in our lives has a source of knowledge and the teacher from who we receive this knowledge.

We can compare the teacher to the good doctor and ourselves to the sick person.

The knowledge we receive from the teacher is nothing less than a cure for our sickness - ignorance. For that reason, we should have immense respect for both teacher and the knowledge. Without that, we would not be able to become a good, compassionate person, let alone engineer, doctor or professor. Apart from science knowledge that one can find in the library, in books, we also need heart knowledge education, this is our inner education. If compassion is developed then wisdom arises and in the consequence of that human being can be successful and can be led by heart in life.

Nowadays, the best medicine for sickness is love and compassion towards others.

During my life, my teachers, both HE Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche and HE Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche on many occasions advised me to benefit others. Not only in a religious way but also in any other way possible.
Every little help I can provide to others comes from the bottom of my heart. It’s not a talent of any kind, it’s simply my guru’s blessing. I do my practice and I share knowledge.

Please always remember that one day we have to depart this universe and if in the moment of our death we have no regrets – that means we made intelligent, the right choices during our life, both arise from our heart and from knowledge.

This kind of intelligence we gather from our teachers and the knowledge they kindly pass to us.

During our lifetime, both heaven and hell might happen here on earth. It’s up to us and our way of thinking if we live a happy or miserable life. If we help each other and love each other, we are creating heaven around us. If we let hatred into our heart, we can only build hell.

In the same way, our future and the future of our children, the future of our community depends solemnly on our actions we make here and now, please never forget this.

I wish to send many Tashi Delek to all friends, Dharma brothers and sisters here in Sikkim and also in Europe, Asia and all over the world. Thank you for your love and everlasting support.
Please take care and best wishes,
Sangter”
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Congratulations to all😍

Congratulations raju sir

We Vcgl govt sr sec school Ravangla family are really grateful to Sangter foundation committee and thank you very much for such great contribution to our children

Great contribution 🙏👍

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Great job

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1 month ago

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Yes very nice

2 months ago

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"We should do what we can out of a good heart without great expectation" 💗
🍀 Wishing you wonderful, colourful autumn filled with love, health and harmony 🍃💚
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We should do what we can out of a good heart without great expectation 💗
🍀 Wishing you wonderful, colourful autumn filled with love, health and harmony 🍃💚

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Wish to visit agan

2 months ago

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….because #TogetherWeCanDoMore and working hand in hand we can help more 💗

Sangter Foundation and our neighbour’s local cooperation Dania Do Dania would like to say BIG thank you to Miamed Polska company for giving spontaneously support to men’s homeless shelter place in Kraków.

🏡Men homeless shelter, place under our patronage, is an everyday home for 200 persons, middle and old aged men; most of them living without family, suffering from diseases, disabled, without work, and stable income.

With an in-kind donation from Miamed Polska, a polish dermo-cosmetic, antibacterial wipes and soy wax candles manufacture company from Bielsko-biała, they can feel a little better.🎁

👉 Miamed Polska we say a BIG THANK YOU for providing to those in need with your support! 🙂💗
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….because #TogetherWeCanDoMore and working hand in hand we can help more 💗

Sangter Foundation and our neighbour’s local cooperation Dania Do Dania would like to say BIG thank you to Miamed Polska company for giving spontaneously support to men’s homeless shelter place in Kraków.

 🏡Men homeless shelter, place under our patronage, is an everyday home for 200 persons, middle and old aged men; most of them living without family, suffering from diseases, disabled, without work, and stable income. 

With an in-kind donation from Miamed Polska, a polish dermo-cosmetic, antibacterial wipes and soy wax candles manufacture company from Bielsko-biała, they can feel a little better.🎁

👉 Miamed Polska we say a BIG THANK YOU for providing to those in need with your support!  🙂💗
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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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