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December 2012 Archive

December 15th, 2012

Himalayan Children's Fund

The Himalayan Children's Fund is a way for people around the world, and the west in particular, to connect with the lives of people in the Himalayan Region of Nepal, India and Tibet. HCF provides support For Thrangu Rinpoche's many compassionate activities such as schools, monasteries and free clinics. By providing support for education, food, clothing, medicine and other needs the HCF hopes to equip the children and adults with the tools necessary for life enhancement while helping to preserve the culture of the people which is primarily of Tibetan and Buddhist heritage.

The HCF provides yoga classes to the kids in the Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School and also for the nuns at Tara Abbey. The classes are held in the library on a concrete floor which is often quite cold. While the participants have regular meditation practice, they also really respect and enjoy asana and pranayama, as well.

Manduka happily donated yoga mats for the school and nunnery to help provide the practitioners with a softer and more supportive surface to practice on.

To learn more or to find out how you can support the Himalayan Children's Fund, visit: www.rinpoche.com/hcfindex