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The Compassion Project

Tsum is a remote Himalayan valley in Nepal with no road access. It takes seven days to walk in. Its extreme isolation has meant that too many of its Indigenous residents die from treatable issues and suffer without medical care. Through the help of generous donors, The Compassion Project is changing lives with its new health centre in Lamagaun Village (3,700 m).


Dungse Lama Pema Rinpoche, who is currently the head lama at Thrangu Monastery Canada, is from Tsum, and helped to create the Compassion Health Centre, in order to serve the medical needs of the people living in this remote region.

Thrangu Monastery Canada

Thrangu Monastery Canada, located in Richmond, British Columbia, is the first traditional Tibetan Monastery in the Pacific Northwest. The Monastery teaches in the Buddhist tradition that one needs to accumulate both merit and wisdom in order to generate the auspicious circumstances for realization.

The Monastery serves as The Very Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche’s seat in North America. Here, Rinpoche continues his teaching activities in the West. Students come to study and practice under his direction in a traditional monastic setting.

Medicine Buddha Today

"We practice Medicine Buddha in order to attain mental or physical health or balance, not merely for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others as well." ~The Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

Medicine Buddha (also known as Menla) is the inner heart of all healing—from mindfulness to medication and beyond—arising as a person, a force, and a practice that brings the ultimate health of this bright universe into our life. Even in the darkest times, we and our universe glow with the health that lights our world. Menla is the master key that unlocks this health for us to use as we need to in life.

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