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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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1 week ago

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#TogetherWeCanDoMore💗💪

Venerable Sangter Rinpoche together with @Sangter Foundation always support local community activities.

With the wish to give a grow of the development of the local community of Barfung area a substantial amount of financial support was offered towards the project of building Zyembo Tashi Chokpa (Barfung, Lingtam).

Zyembo Tashi Chokpa (Barfung Lingtam) local community centre construction which purpose of the uprising is to meet a necessity to give assistance for everybody in social need and to make Barfung community grow stronger and more united.

We make wishes for swift development and quick construction of this project to serve the Barfung’s community.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to everyone involved in this project.

Our prayers and good wishes also go to @ Sangter’s Foundation kind and humble volunteers, helpers, sponsors and well-wishers. Without your unstoppable support and help, this activity and development won’t be possible.

Thank you all from the heart for your involvement ❤🍀🙏
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#TogetherWeCanDoMore💗💪

Venerable Sangter Rinpoche together with @Sangter Foundation always support local community activities.

With the wish to give a grow of the development of the local community of Barfung area a substantial amount of financial support was offered towards the project of building Zyembo Tashi Chokpa (Barfung, Lingtam). 

Zyembo Tashi Chokpa (Barfung Lingtam) local community centre construction which purpose of the uprising is to meet a necessity to give assistance for everybody in social need and to make Barfung community grow stronger and more united. 

We make wishes for swift development and quick construction of this project to serve the Barfung’s community. 
We would like to express our deep gratitude to everyone involved in this project.

Our prayers and good wishes also go to @ Sangter’s Foundation kind and humble volunteers, helpers, sponsors and well-wishers. Without your unstoppable support and help, this activity and development won’t be possible. 

Thank you all from the heart for your involvement ❤🍀🙏

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Great job la

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3 weeks ago

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Today is the last day of the Pang Lhabsol festival. These 3-day celebrations are dedicated to Mount Khangchendzonga, deity and protector of Sikkim.
Vajra master, Umdze, many Lamas, monks of both Karma Rabten Ling Monastery, Mane Chokhor Ling Monastery and all lay practitioners were praying for the world peace and well-being of all that suffer in this difficult time of Covid-19 pandemic.
Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche, who is not present in Sikkim at the moment, joined prayers from India. Sang puja and Mahakala puja were performed to bring happiness to all Sikkimese people that live in the shadow of Mount Khangchendzonga but also to many dharma brothers and sisters that live in Europe, Asia and other places.
Special prayers were dedicated towards a long life of our great teachers: HH Sangye Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, HE Kenting Tai Situ Rinpoche, our Vajradhara HE Kyabje Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche and Yangsi Tenga Rinpoche.
We hope that their inspirational activities and precious teachings will accompany all sentient beings.
Many Tashi Delek to you all.
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1 month ago

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…... # Mossarun 2020 # leave your ego at home 🌲🦵🍀

The only thing we can do right now is going back to nature. For the second time, you can do it by participating in trail running in magnificent, hill landscapes of Älmhult, in Sweden and simultaneously take a deep breath in the forest while running.

🍀 Mossarun2020 and Sangter Foundation from 19-20th Sept 2020 invite you for the second edition of Mossarun2020 !!

🍀 Mossarun 2020 is low-key charity trail run in hard, forest terrain. This year, you can choose to join for with two runs:
- 24h ultra challenge on 17km technical, single-track loop, and
- 34k, - 17k, - 6,7k.

A big part of this year’s profit from registration fees goes to Sangter Foundation to bring support and help for people of Sikkim.

👉🌲To register for a trial run or to support this project in any way, go to website project bit.ly/2FfFlWV or make direct contact with Mossarun.
So prepare your shoes, # leave your ego at home and run for your Nature with Mossarun2020.
👇PS. Movie from last year gives you small taste about this beautiful “run in nature” experience. 🌲🦵🍀
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2 months ago

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Today is a Chökhor Düchen day, the Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma. This day Buddhist’s communities around the world commemorate as the day when Shakyamuni Buddha gave first Dharma teaching.

Seven weeks after his enlightenment, the Buddha didn’t give teaching. After this time, Indra and Brahma, while offering to him a conch shell and Dharmachakra, they request the Buddha to teach. Shakyamuni Buddha turned for the first time wheel of Dharma, since then he started to teach Dharma, to his five disciples in the forest, Deer Park, at Sarnath, India.

First teaching, the essence of Buddha's teachings, is called the Four Noble Truths: the truth about suffering, the truth about the cause of suffering, the truth about the end of suffering and the truth about the path.
Four Nobel Truths teaching carry within the entire Buddhist’s path and application of them leads us to liberation.

“...Then, with the light of compassion, you, a lion among men,
Summoned Indra and Prajāpati (Brahmā),
Who arrived with a majestic, melodious sound
And a blazing thousand-spoked wheel of gold.
They urged you to turn the sacred Dharma Wheel,
And, upon a throne supported by five-headed lions,
You sounded your fearless roar
Of threefold formulation.
You turned the precious wheel, unknown in former ages,
In unsurpassable ways, heard up to the very summit of existence,
And eighty thousand deva sons and daughters saw the truth,
As your renown extended unto existence's peak….”

From "In Praise of Vārāṇasī, the Supreme Place" by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959)

On behalf of Sangter Foundation, in this very auspicious day, we send you all very warm greetings and best wishes. May all beings go towards the path to the liberation and finally be liberated from suffering.
Please stay all safe and healthy with a good, kind hearts.🙏🙏💗
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Today is a Chökhor Düchen day, the Festival of Turning the Wheel of Dharma. This day Buddhist’s communities around the world commemorate as the day when Shakyamuni Buddha gave first Dharma teaching. 

Seven weeks after his enlightenment, the Buddha didn’t give teaching. After this time, Indra and Brahma, while offering to him a conch shell and Dharmachakra, they request the Buddha to teach. Shakyamuni Buddha turned for the first time wheel of Dharma, since then he started to teach Dharma, to his five disciples in the forest, Deer Park, at Sarnath, India.
 
First teaching, the essence of Buddhas teachings, is called the Four Noble Truths: the truth about suffering, the truth about the cause of suffering, the truth about the end of suffering and the truth about the path. 
Four Nobel Truths teaching carry within the entire Buddhist’s path and application of them leads us to liberation. 

“...Then, with the light of compassion, you, a lion among men,
Summoned Indra and Prajāpati (Brahmā),
Who arrived with a majestic, melodious sound
And a blazing thousand-spoked wheel of gold.
They urged you to turn the sacred Dharma Wheel,
And, upon a throne supported by five-headed lions,
You sounded your fearless roar
Of threefold formulation.
You turned the precious wheel, unknown in former ages,
In unsurpassable ways, heard up to the very summit of existence,
And eighty thousand deva sons and daughters saw the truth,
As your renown extended unto existences peak….”

From In Praise of Vārāṇasī, the Supreme Place by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö (1893–1959)

On behalf of Sangter Foundation, in this very auspicious day, we send you all very warm greetings and best wishes. May all beings go towards the path to the liberation and finally be liberated from suffering. 
Please stay all safe and healthy with a good, kind hearts.🙏🙏💗

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2 months ago

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..because #TogetherWeCanDoMore and together we can help more…...

Giving helping hands is natural, and for us is the purpose of our work and life. During pandemic times we share knowledge and resources to help our neighbors working at Dania Do Dania . This new initiative arises from very warm-hearted people who took men homeless shelter in Kraków, Poland, under their care and concern.
🏡Men homeless shelter place 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.
Recent Dania Do Dania money collection goes to supply home shelter residents with bedclothes, pillows, blankets, and personal care products. Volunteers also collect books to make the library at the place and from time to time provide home shelter residents with fresh, cooked, free food.
Sangter Foundation, to help those people in need, has made a direct donation to buy all necessities to make the life of two hundred men’s a little better.
➡️🍀If you also want to support the activities of our neighbor’s cooperation initiative Dania Do Dania, we kindly ask you to go to bit.ly/303kVaz to make a direct donation. 🍀
Thank you from the heart for your kindness and generosity.🙏🙏🙏 #SharingIsCarying

Dania Do Dania to inicjatywa ludzi dobrego serca, którzy na co dzień pomagają osobom w trudnej sytuacji. Swoją pomoc kierują do rezydentów schroniska dla mężczyzn w Krakowie. Dostarczają tam darmowe ciepłe posiłki oraz zbierają środki finansowe na zakup artykułów pierwszej potrzeby niezbędnych do życia. Wszystko po to, aby 200 mężczyznom cierpiącym z powodu chorób, bezdomności oraz braku pracy ulżyć w trudach życia codziennego.
Jeśli chcesz przyłączyć się do akcji zapraszamy pod ten link: bit.ly/303kVaz
Każda, najdrobniejsza pomoc może wiele zmienić. Z całego serca dziękujemy.💗🙏🙏🙏
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..because #TogetherWeCanDoMore and together we can help more…...
 
Giving helping hands is natural, and for us is the purpose of our work and life. During pandemic times we share knowledge and resources to help our neighbors working at Dania Do Dania . This new initiative arises from very warm-hearted people who took men homeless shelter in Kraków, Poland, under their care and concern. 
🏡Men homeless shelter place 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.    
Recent Dania Do Dania money collection goes to supply home shelter residents with bedclothes, pillows, blankets, and personal care products. Volunteers also collect books to make the library at the place and from time to time provide home shelter residents with fresh, cooked, free food. 
Sangter Foundation, to help those people in need, has made a direct donation to buy all necessities to make the life of two hundred men’s a little better.
➡️🍀If you also want to support the activities of our neighbor’s cooperation initiative Dania Do Dania, we kindly ask you to go to https://bit.ly/303kVaz   to make a direct donation. 🍀
Thank you from the heart for your kindness and generosity.🙏🙏🙏   #SharingIsCarying

Dania Do Dania to inicjatywa ludzi dobrego serca, którzy na co dzień pomagają osobom w trudnej sytuacji. Swoją pomoc kierują do rezydentów schroniska dla mężczyzn w Krakowie. Dostarczają tam darmowe ciepłe posiłki oraz  zbierają środki finansowe na zakup artykułów pierwszej potrzeby niezbędnych do życia. Wszystko po to, aby 200 mężczyznom cierpiącym z powodu chorób, bezdomności oraz braku pracy ulżyć w trudach życia codziennego.  
Jeśli chcesz przyłączyć się do akcji zapraszamy pod ten link: https://bit.ly/303kVaz
Każda, najdrobniejsza pomoc może wiele zmienić. Z całego serca dziękujemy.💗🙏🙏🙏

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Dziękujemy za wsparcie 🙏 Razem możemy więcej <3

3 months ago

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“Many Tashi Delek to all Vajra Dharma brothers and sisters in Europe and Asia. I appreciate your sincere birthday wishes, but it is best not to celebrate it at a difficult time like this. I am sure you all have read and heard much important advice on Coronavirus from many great masters, politicians, doctors, government officials, spiritual leaders, and so on. So I do not intend to add more to the subject, but I would like to share some of my thoughts with each and every one of you.
Upon receiving your birthday wishes, it reminded me of my Guru’s instruction on impermanence. At the end of our three years long retreat, 25 of us received this teaching on impermanence from our Guru Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche. “Our life is as fragile as a bubble, it can burst any moment, once burst can never be reformed”. Kyabje Tenga Rinpoche cried while giving this teaching, we all present there, we cried too. This shows that it is a profound teaching. We should always remember that with every second and every moment we are getting older and closer to death. This is nothing new, but we need to be aware of it since the time we are born.
Our journey in this universe can end at any moment, so on occasion like one’s birthday, it is the perfect time to be reminded about it and contemplate the impermanence of all phenomena. Everything we are experiencing is subject to constant change, even the pandemic we are facing will fade away eventually. Our human life is constantly changing and finally, without exception, death will come. Our precious time and precious human body should not be wasted on non-virtuous acts like that of judging others, gossiping, jealously, hatred, anger, greed, and selfishness. Instead, we should strongly observe, judge, and focus on our own behavior especially during this pandemic time.
I really appreciate all your well wishes and kind words for my long life. This long life is only worth living if we are able to spend it on benefiting others and ourselves. There are numerous beings on this planet, but only we humans have the intellect to make our own decision to do good deeds instead of bad ones, unlike the animals and other beings. How we live our lives, is totally up to us. No external forces can determine our lives or work on our behalf. This should be very clear to all individuals. In this world, we share the responsibility for what is happening to each and every one of us, regardless of our race, color, caste, or place where we are living. That is why we should spend our time helping others, if not, then at least not harm, not to create disharmony or any conflict - mentally, physically, or verbally.
I am sure each and every one of you remembers the teachings of your Guru, but if you are wondering what is the best practice to follow, it is definitely loving-kindness, compassion, and wisdom. This will help in achieving a healthy state of mind, body, and most important speech.
Now I want to share a few thoughts with my loving brothers and sisters from Sikkim. Many Tashi Delek to each and every one of you. I often contemplate how lucky and blessed we are to be born in Dakini Guru Rinpoche Hidden Holy Land (Kha Choe Guru Bayul Demojong). We are all well connected with this place because of good Karma. In our daily life, we seem to not remember that we are blessed with various holy caves and monasteries. The holy Kanchenjunga mountain, Kanchenjunga Deities, and Holy protector of Sikkim are blessed countless time by great masters, who had visited this holy land, like Bodhisattvas, Chenrezig, Tara, Vajrapani, 2nd Buddha Guru Rinpoche (at 8thcentury), his 25 disciples and many important Tertöns.
This proves how special and precious our land is. We should not forget these facts, but instead should look after and appreciate that we live here, in this so blessed land, in Sikkim.
We, as an individual, have a great impact on our future in this holy land. If we are always blaming others for our problems and misfortune, and letting jealously and hatred to enter into our hearts, this will invite-only bad luck and misfortune to our land. Gossiping is so harmful too, as it can only bring conflict and destroy good merits. Therefore, as our time is limited, we should help to protect our holy land by creating positive and good energy among ourselves and cultivate good merits. We should grasp this wonderful opportunity and make it auspicious.
In the future, we may not be lucky enough to be born again as a human, or let alone be reborn in this holy land. Nobody can guarantee this, so now it is time, that we should set a good example for generations to come. The future is in our own hands, not in the hands of any religious leader, politicians, or any other officials. We should help each other in such a way that even after we are gone, we are still remembered by others for good reasons.
Often we call the name of Bhagwan because we know the story of their good deeds which they did for other sentient beings. They set a good example for us in their lifetime. We strongly believe in the law of cause and effect. Let me share an example when an eagle flies its shadow is seen, but when it soars higher the shadow disappears, eventually when it comes back to the ground the shadow is still there. Shadows, in reality, can never be separated from us, therefore if we do good we get good in return, but if we behave inappropriately that will also come back to us.
Guru Rinpoche has said what we do the result is shown in this lifetime, there is no need to wait for the next life. Another example, if you plant a mango seed, we cannot expect apples, you reap what you sowed. Blaming and hating others will not solve any problems, but we should help and respect each other. With a negative mind, our focus is not clear. So please stay positive and create good relationships. Just like the moon’s reflection which is reflected clearly on still clear water, but on muddy water, the shadow is hardly visible.
Coronavirus has spread to many countries around the world. Thinking about it we get scared, but the doctors and nurses are working hard to help their patients. They dedicate and sacrifice their time to these unknown patients, leaving their family, friends, and loved ones at home. The same goes for the volunteers, police officers, government officials. I would like to thank them from the bottom of my heart for the great work done in the community. Our priority should be helping others, therefore helping others with a kind heart is a super religion. This does not need any philosophy. It is simple, yet very effective, we should pray and dedicate to them. In Sukhavati prayer, if we come across that when we see or hear someone doing virtuous deeds and we truly rejoice from our heart, we get the same good merits.
My Guru once said you should do as many meaningful deeds, while we still can. Then when you die, you will have no regrets.
It came out to be a long letter, I think this will be my birthday message to each one of you. Thank you all for the best wishes, many Tashi Delek. 🙏
Best wishes.
Lovingly yours,
Sangter
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4 months 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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4 months 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.
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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.




Media

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