earthquake on may 12th

Nepal was hit with another earthquake at around noon Kathmandu time today. The USGS measured the earthquake at 7.3 and there were at least three strong aftershocks. Rinpoche, his family, monks and staff were not injured and have moved to an outdoor camp. There was new damage to the monastery buildings but we do not know the extent.

Many buildings in Kathmandu were damaged and there are many injuries, both inside and outside the valley. Please keep the people of Nepal and the surrounding areas affected by the earthquakes and their aftermath in your practice and prayers.

The monastery is closed. Please do not try to visit until Rinpoche re-opens it.