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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2 weeks ago

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Could I please get a link to this music?

Tashi Delek

Om mane peme ho

🙏🙏🙏💖Om Ma Ni Padme Hum. 💖💖💖

3 weeks ago

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Sangter Foundation message regarding the current situation.

"For all dharma brothers and sisters and for every being in Asia, Europe and around the World many tashi delek.
In this stormy time of sickness when diseases are spreading very fast everywhere, we need a lot of prayers, prayers deep from the heart for everybody and everywhere.
During this time please don’t worry too much, take good care of yourself. It's very important to remember about these three things: healthy food, healthy body, healthy mind. Please don’t keep a negative attitude, stay positive and calm as much as you can – in this way everything happening around would be much better. When sickness comes also try to see this situation positively, having a positive attitude always gives quicker recovery.
Please keep in mind and always remember that nobody wants to suffer. We, all here, are human beings and we all want to have a peaceful and healthy life. Because of the current circumstances, some of us are physically ill, some are suffering mentally.
That's why we should support and help each other in any way we can. To somebody we give a hand, somebody will be supported by our praying and others will receive any other support from us. Please help those in need in any possible way; there are so many ways we can support each other.
And also please don’t waste any time, use your free time in a quality way, pray and dedicate to all that needs our prayers. It’s very important.
Currently, I am visiting many Buddhist holy places around, making prayers and offerings for everybody and for a swift finishing of this disease.
Many tashi delek to all of you, please stay calm, with a good heart."
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Wiadomość od Sangter Foundation na temat obecnej sytuacji.
„Wszystkim braciom i siostrom w darmie oraz wszystkim istotom w Azji, Europie i na całym Świecie, przesyłam pozdrowienie tashi delek.
W tym trudnym czasie choroby, która rozprzestrzenia się bardzo szybko, potrzebujemy dużo modlitw za wszystkich, modlitw z głębi naszych serc. W obecnej sytuacji dobrze dbajcie o siebie, nie martwicie się zbyt mocno. Bardzo ważne jest by pamiętać o trzech kwestiach: zdrowym jedzeniu, zdrowym ciele oraz zdrowym umyśle. Nie dajcie się ponieść negatywnym emocjom. Proszę was, starajcie się mieć pozytywne nastawienie, zachowajcie spokój na tyle na ile możecie. W ten sposób wszystko wokół was będzie lepsze. Kiedy przychodzi choroba, również starajcie się widzieć pozytywne aspekty tej sytuacji bo z takim nastawieniem szybciej dojdziecie do siebie.
Pamiętajcie, że nikt z nas nie chce cierpieć, wszyscy ludzie pragną spokojnego i zdrowego życia. Pomimo tych pragnień w obecnej sytuacji niektórzy chorują fizycznie a inni cierpią psychicznie. Dlatego powinniśmy się wspierać i pomagać sobie nawzajem jak tylko jest to możliwe. Wyciągajmy do siebie pomocną dłoń, wspierajmy się w modlitwie, pomagajmy na różne sposoby.
Nie traćmy tego cennego czasu jaki mamy, spożytkujmy go aktywnie, módlmy się, dedykujmy nasze modlitwy potrzebującym. To bardzo ważne.
W tej chwili odwiedzam wiele świętych Buddyjskich miejsc, modlę się i ofiarowuję modlitwy aby ta choroba szybko się zakończyła.
Zostańcie spokojni, z sercem pełnym dobra. Tashi Delek.”
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Where is Rinpoche now?

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Greetings and wishes la. Be safe from COVID 19 and travel safely la..

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4 weeks ago

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Tathagata Tsal management with the advice of H.E. Sangter Tulku Rinpoche, decided to postpone this year’s Denzong Monlam celebrations. Health and wellbeing of all Monlam participants is the most important issue and that’s why Denzong Monlam 2020 can’t take place as previously planned. We will keep you updated with the new date of this event. All the best to you all and many Tashi Delek. ... See MoreSee Less

Tathagata Tsal management with the advice of H.E. Sangter Tulku Rinpoche, decided to postpone this year’s Denzong Monlam celebrations. Health and wellbeing of all Monlam participants is the most important issue and that’s why Denzong Monlam 2020 can’t take place as previously planned.  We will keep you updated with the new date of this event. All the best to you all and many Tashi Delek.

1 month ago

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With joy, happiness, and feeling of blessing, we announce this year Denzong Monlam Chenmo will take place very soon.
Sangter Foundation guided by Sangter Tulku Rinpoche and Tathagata Tsal kindly invite all Dharma devotees, sisters, brothers, friends, sponsors, and everybody interested to kindly join this yearly praying gathering. Second Denzong Monlam Chenmo will take place, just like last year, in Tathãgata Tsal - Buddha Park, Ravangla in south Sikkim from 1st of April 2020 to 3rd of April 2020.
We hope to see you all there to take part in this very auspicious event with aspiration to liberate all sentient being from suffering and for all to achive enlightment.
Hope to see you all there.
Tashi Delek

Z wielką radością pragniemy ogłosić, że drugi Denzong Monlam Chenmo rozpocznie się już niebawem.
Sangter Foundation, prowadzona przez Sangtera Tulku Rinpoche razem z Tathagata Tsal zapraszają siostry i braci w Darmie, przyjaciół, darczyńców oraz wszystkich zainteresowanych na wspólne modlitwy i obchody Monlamu.
Drugi Denzong Monlam Chenmo odbędzie się w Tathãgata Tsal - Buddha Park w południowym Sikkimie, w miejscowości Ravangla w terminie 1-3 kwietnia 2020. Many nadzieję, że spotkamy się tam z intencją wyzwolenia wszystkich czujących istot od cierpienia i osiągnięcia oświecenia.
Do zobaczenia na drugim Denzong Monam w Ravangla, w Sikkimie. Tashi Delek.
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With joy, happiness, and feeling of blessing, we announce this year Denzong Monlam Chenmo will take place very soon. 
Sangter Foundation guided by Sangter Tulku Rinpoche and Tathagata Tsal kindly invite all Dharma devotees, sisters, brothers, friends, sponsors, and everybody interested to kindly join this yearly praying gathering. Second Denzong Monlam Chenmo will take place, just like last year, in Tathãgata Tsal - Buddha Park, Ravangla in south Sikkim from 1st of April 2020 to 3rd of April 2020.  
We hope to see you all there to take part in this very auspicious event with aspiration to liberate all sentient being from suffering and for all to achive enlightment. 
Hope to see you all there. 
Tashi Delek

Z wielką radością pragniemy ogłosić, że drugi Denzong Monlam Chenmo rozpocznie się już niebawem.
Sangter Foundation, prowadzona przez Sangtera Tulku Rinpoche razem z Tathagata Tsal zapraszają  siostry i braci w Darmie, przyjaciół, darczyńców oraz wszystkich zainteresowanych na wspólne modlitwy i obchody Monlamu. 
Drugi Denzong Monlam Chenmo odbędzie się w Tathãgata Tsal - Buddha Park w południowym Sikkimie, w miejscowości Ravangla  w terminie 1-3 kwietnia 2020. Many nadzieję, że spotkamy się tam z intencją wyzwolenia wszystkich czujących istot od cierpienia i osiągnięcia oświecenia.
Do zobaczenia na drugim Denzong Monam w Ravangla, w Sikkimie. Tashi Delek.

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Beautiful place !

Rejoice 🙏🙏🙏🌻🌻🌻

1 month ago

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Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche and Sangter Foundation team would like to wish all kind supporters, Dharma brothers and sisters, Happy Losar 2020. May the happiness, longevity and good fortune be with you this New Year and always. Tashi Delek to You all.
Czcigodny Sangter Tulku Rinpoche wraz z całym zespołem Sangter Foundation, pragnie złożyć wszystkim przyjaciołom, braciom i siostrom w Darmie życzenia z okazji Losaru 2020. Niech szczęście, zdrowie i powodzenie towarzyszy wam w Nowym Roku.
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Venerable Sangter Tulku Rinpoche and Sangter Foundation team would like to wish all kind supporters, Dharma brothers and sisters, Happy Losar 2020. May the happiness, longevity and good fortune be with you this New Year and always. Tashi Delek to You all. 
Czcigodny Sangter Tulku Rinpoche wraz z całym zespołem Sangter Foundation, pragnie złożyć wszystkim przyjaciołom, braciom i siostrom w Darmie życzenia z okazji Losaru 2020. Niech szczęście, zdrowie i powodzenie towarzyszy wam w Nowym Roku.

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Happy new year Rimpochela🙏

1 month ago

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In Sikkim, just like in many places in the world, all generations meet in the kitchen. Warmth of the open fire and smell of delicious food, make this place a heart of every home.
W Sikkimie, tak jak w wielu miejscach na świecie, różne pokolenia spotykają się w kuchni. Ciepło otwartego paleniska oraz cudowne zapachy sprawiają, że to miejsce jest sercem każdego domu.
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In Sikkim, just like in many places in the world, all generations meet in the kitchen. Warmth of the open fire and smell of delicious food, make this place a heart of every home.
W Sikkimie, tak jak w wielu miejscach na świecie, różne pokolenia spotykają się w kuchni. Ciepło otwartego paleniska oraz cudowne zapachy sprawiają, że to miejsce jest sercem każdego domu.

1 month ago

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Over 200 students from 8 different local schools took part in winter intensive coaching classes, that have just concluded a few days ago.
This winter course organized, sponsored and cooperated by Tathagata Tsal and Sangter Foundation was a great opportunity for young students to enrich their education skills and prepare them for better educational background in a brighter future.
This fruitful cooperation between Tathagata Tsal and Sangter Foundation makes a better background for the stable development of good quality education in the region.
Ponad 200 uczniów z 8 różnych szkół wzięło udział w zimowych zajęciach dydaktycznych, które właśnie się zakończyły.
Zimowe kursy zorganizowane oraz sponsorowane przez Tathagata Tsal oraz Sangter Foundation, były wyjątkową szansą dla młodych uczniów by wzbogacić swoją wiedzę i przygotować się do postępów w przyszłości. Kooperatywa stworzona przez Tathagata Tsal i Sangter Foundation daje podstawy do stabilnej edukacji na wysokim poziomie dla całego regionu.
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2 months ago

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Many sentient being wish to get blessing of holy places.
Picture taken a year ago, near the construction site, where new stupas are build by Mane Chokhor Ling Monastery

Wiele czujących istot pragnie otrzymać błogosławieństwa świętych miejsc.
Zdjęcie zrobione rok temu, niedaleko miejsca gdzie powstają nowe stupy przy klasztorze Mane Chokhor Ling, Ravangla.
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Many sentient being wish to get blessing of holy places. 
Picture taken a year ago, near the construction site, where new stupas are build by Mane Chokhor Ling Monastery

Wiele czujących istot pragnie otrzymać błogosławieństwa świętych miejsc. 
Zdjęcie zrobione rok temu, niedaleko miejsca gdzie powstają nowe stupy przy klasztorze Mane Chokhor Ling, Ravangla.

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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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