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SMD Building Repair Update

Nepal Earthquake Renovation at SMD School

April 25th marked the second anniversary of the M7.8 earthquake in Nepal, during which we lost the use of our main classroom building. So many people helped us and so many continue to help. Bless your hearts! The retrofit started in July 2016 (it took over a year to receive government permission). Our ‘C Block’ building (the main classroom building) …

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Introducing Wangchuk Tenzin

Our new Principal at SMD School, Acharya Wangchuk Tenzin, started with us in April 2016, taking over for interim Principal, Lama Nyima Dorje. A former student of SMD, Wangchuk went on to higher Buddhist studies in ‘Shedra’ (monastic university) after he gained some management skills working in different parts of Thrangu Rinpoche’s organization. With his kind heart and his understanding …

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Pasang reflects on SMD School

Senior student reflects on SMD School

Thrangu Rinpoche established SMD School to help Himalayan children preserve their own language, their culture and their Buddhist way of life. He encourages our students to go into education and healthcare—both sorely lacking in the mountains of Nepal. And, another triumph! Pasang Lhamo Lama B017 is leaving us to work on a degree in Public Health. She writes: “Subject: Thank …