For some remarkable pictures of the earthquake damage in Yushu and recovery efforts, go to http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/yushu_earthquake_12_days_later.html. Caution: some very graphic content. Also, be sure to read the comments.
To get some idea of the situation in Yushu County, Tibetans make up 97.25% of the population while Han Chinese only 2.56%. Other nationalities only make up [...]
The Khenpo brothers, Khenpo Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, old friends of KPC, have organized a relief fund to aid victims of the earthquake in Qinghai Province.
Donation page is at http://www.padmasambhava.org/misc/kyegu.html or mail donations directly to:
Padma Samye Ling ATTN: Kyegu Earthquake Relief Fund 618 Buddha Highway Sidney Center, NY [...]
From The Epoch Times, Sunday, April 25, 2010
Beijing Sidelines Tibetan Monks’ Heroism
The first rescue efforts at Yushu in the aftermath of the earthquake on April 14 were initiated by hundreds of monks from nearby Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. In the few days that followed, nearly 10,000 monks arrived in Yushu, forming the largest rescue [...]
Article by Thubten Palzang:
Despite the arrival of some supplies in the affected area, cold weather with snow and sleet and freezing temperatures has made life difficult for quake survivors, many of whom remain without adequate shelter, water, or heat. As the cold weather moved in, three people, including a 4 year old girl and [...]
Information compiled by Thubten Palzang:
WHILE OLD TENSIONS SURFACE
Some relief supplies have begun to arrive in the earthquake-stricken areas of Yushu County, Qinhai Province, China (Tibet). The first truck along with a group of volunteers from the Tibetan Village Project (TVP) arrived in Yushu on April 17. The TVP has set up a [...]
Before and After Image of Jyekundo City
Article compiled by Thubten Palzang:
The severe earthquake that struck Yushu County in Northeast Kham (now China) on April 14, 2010, destroyed or severely damaged towns and monasteries in the area. Jyekundo Dondrubling Monastery, located in Jyekundo City near the epicenter, was severely damaged. [...]
From the Palyul.org website:
“His Holiness Karma Kuchen Rinpoche and all Palyul tulkus, khenpos, lamas, nuns, and students offer their strong heart-felt prayers for the victims of the recent earthquake.
This quake occurred in North Eastern Kham in an area historically called Gapa (once known as the Nangchen Kingdom). The Chinese name for the area [...]
Photo by Lee Pham
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is coming to Washington, D.C.—our very own neighborhood! Of particular interest to Buddhists, whether aspiring or practicing, is the teaching he will give at American University on October 10, “The Heart of Change: Finding Wisdom in the Modern World.” His Holiness is renowned for his [...]