Chagpori College resumed classes in March after the winter holidays. In August all our students and some of our doctors went to Sikkim at Rumtek monastery to receive the Yuthog Nyingthig initiation from His Eminence Sangay Nyenpa Rinpoche, who also bestowed the complete cycle of Rinchen Terzod.
Under the guidance of Dr. Tenzin Phelgye la and other doctors our students went to north Sikkim for herbal educational excursion from 26th August to 4th September 2023. It was a good time because there was a glacial lake outburst flood in October due to which all the roads to north Sikkim was cut off for several days.
The students also go to the pharmacy department at Salugara to have firsthand practical classes in medicine making.
The students appeared for their oral exams from 4th December 2023, after which the written examination was held from 20th to 27th December.
Medical camp & other news:
We conducted a medical camp at Rumtek monastery from mid-July. The medical camp was sponsored for the first month by some friends and from mid-August Rumtek monastery covered the full cost of the medical camp. It was helpful to the participants of the Rinchen Terzod teachings and also to the public from the adjoining region. The medical camp came into fruition with the initiative of Dr. Karma Lobsang la and Dr. Kalsang Tsering. With the initiative of our students a free medical camp was conducted at Takdah in June 2023.
As you all know that Chagpori support group in north America has been quite dormant since a long time. Last year when Dr. Nashalla Gwyn Nyinda came to Darjeeling, she said that Dr. Philip Weber handed over the documents of the Support Group to her. She launched a new website for the Chagpori SG (www.chagpori.us) and is also finding ways to generate funds for Chagpori. We greatly appreciate her effort and initiative in reviving the Chagpori SG.
It was a great blessing that His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Salugara on 14th December 2023 and graciously bestowed some teachings to the public. With great joy all our staff and students attended the teachings.
We would like to sincerely thank all our Support Group members, alumni and well-wishers for your generous and enduring support.
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and a prosperous New Year 2024!
With best wishes,
Board members, staff and students of Chagpori.