Help build the Community Health Clinic in the Kilung Shedra

This little girl was famous for her “Big Belly” in the community. She was once starving near death, but no one was aware of it.

Her family caught Tuberculosis two years ago, after they gave up their nomad life and moved to town to send their oldest girl to school. During the TB treatment, her mom became pregnant. She decided to stop the medication and save the baby. After the baby was born, she was sent to live with her grandparents, to avoid getting TB transmitted to her. From day 1, she was fed by yak milk. At the time when we saw her, she was 3 months old, with the size even smaller than month old, with fever, and a painfully distended belly, because she couldn’t digest the overly rich yak milk.

The Kilung Foundation was able to get her infant formula and she rapidly responded, gained weight and is now thriving.

She is the lucky one. But her experience is also the example of thousands of not that lucky Tibetan nomad families who suffered TB, Hepetitis B and Hydatid Disease, which are all preventable but so prevalent in Dzachuka (almost every family we met are affected). With health education for family planning and child nutrition, and with vaccinations and health checks, we can help to prevent this desperate situation from happening again and again.

Donate HERE to help build the Kilung Shedra and Community Center where the health clinic will be located.

2019 Building Season Ends

The construction of the Kilung Shedra and Community Center has ended for the 2019 season. View video about the shedra construction and year-end progress HERE.


What tremendous progress has been made!

From cleared ground in 2017…

…and architectural design and rendering…

…to September 2019 construction progress!

Support from around the world is helping to rebuild
the Kilung Shedra and Community Center.


Please help us pay all bills from the 2019 construction season
and begin to fund the 2020 season!

Late August 2019 Shedra progress

Your support is greatly needed to rebuild the shedra!


Remarkable progress on Kilung Shedra – late July photos 2019

Remarkable progress on the Kilung Shedra as the rooms are now taking shape.
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Dza Kilung Rinpoche, Monks and Construction Workers at the Shedra

Tremendous progress is being made with the shedra rebuilding. Here also are some photos of Rinpoche, the monks and the construction workers at the site.

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Second story going up on the Kilung Shedra!

Click on photos for large-size slide show to see the progress through early July, 2019.

Slide show #1: photos through early July with Dza Kilung Rinpoche at construction site:


Help us keep up this high pace of construction this summer! Donate HERE.

Slide show #2: photos from earlier this construction season.


Help us rebuild the Kilung Shedra, Children’s School and Community Center! Donate HERE.



2019 building season begins for the Kilung Shedra reconstruction!

The long Tibetan winter has ended, and the reconstruction of the Kilung Shedra and Community Center has started up again!


Help us keep up the momentum so that Tibetan education and community services
can once again be provided to the Dzachuka nomad community.

A generous donor has offered a $35,000 match for donations made before June 4th.

DONATE HERE to help rebuild the Kilung Shedra and Community Center!

Kilung Shedra 2018 Construction Video

View this summary of the construction of the Kilung Shedra in 2018 HERE.

This video details the history of the shedra, its destruction by fire in 2016, and the current rebuilding of a modern shedra that will serve the educational, community, and spiritual needs of Dzachuka nomad children and monastics.


Funds are still needed for the construction planned in 2019! Donate HERE.


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