Dhubgyu Chokorling Manang Monastery, Matepani, Pokhara/Nepal
Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche

(since 2012 supported by KHCP)

Questionnaire after the 2015 earthquake:

- no fatalities or injureies during the earthquake
Number of inhabitants: 75 monks and 4 employees live in the monastery

Medical and social situation:
The monastery is extremely clean. During our examinations, we discovered that dental hygiene was very good, and only two people need to see a dentist. All are healthy, exercise regularly and the person in charge of health and hygiene is very much in charge of the task. All inhabitants have been treated with medication for worm infections. It has been planned to conduct vaccinations. In order to avoid that medication be paid for by each individual, the KHCP has decided to provide an annual fund to cover the cost.
There are some problems regarding regular access to clean water. It is for this reason that a reservoir is being built at the spring in order to provide water for the monastery. The KHCP will consult Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche regarding this matter to discuss the support that can be provided.
Nyedon Rinpoche informs us that the financial situation is no longer sufficient as they are solely funded through the local community, which is now itself economically affected by the destruction of the earthquake. He also laments that, due to his low proficiency in English, he has been unable to attract bigger sponsors from the West.

  • The KHCP-medical team 2011First visit of the KHCP-medical team in 2011The KHCP-medical team 2011

Although he has undergone an extensive monastic education, he never received instruction in English. The KHCP will get in touch with Rinpoche and we will see what we can do.

Building condition:
The damage caused to the monastery is minimal and has already been fixed. It only included minor scratches that had to be painted over.

After the 2015 earthquake::
As previously mentioned, Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche received €20,000 from the KHCP to cover the cost of health care for 2015/16. Aid will be paid as part of this sum.


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  • The KHCP-medical teamFinal group photoThe KHCP-medical team