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Faxian and Us
Faxian was one righteous dude. As a Buddhist monk in China during the fourth century, he was concerned that the monastic community did not have a complete set of Vinaya texts (the texts that explain the code of conduct for Buddhist monks). Determined to correct this situation, Faxian decided to travel to India himself and bring back these precious texts. So in the year 399 CE, when he was 65 years old, Faxian set out for India with a small group of companions. He would not return to China until fifteen years later.
According to the famous account of his journey, he traveled overland, following the silk road routes through Western China, across desert of Dunhang,through Central Asia, and finally over the snow and ice-covered mountains of the Himalayas, before finally reaching the holy land of India. One of his companions died on the passage to India, and another would die during their travels within the sub-continent.
The Journey of the Eminent Monk Faxian is one of the te…

Good News from Here

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Good News from Here

Unfortunately is quite well known that the lack of appropriate infrastructure for selective garbage collection and recycling is a serious problem in Nepal. However, what maybe you don’t know is that there are some very important actions happening here along with the Rangjung Yeshe Institute – RYI.
In the spring of 2017 the Environment Committee Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling - 3R Group was founded. This group was born from the aspiration of people connected to both Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery and Rangjung Yeshe Institute. The committee is composed of monks, students and staff of RYI, lay practitioners, monastery’s workers and different professionals.
Several projects and activities have already been implemented, for example: New bins for selective garbage;Recycle station;A large compost;Special cleaning day for the monastery area and its surrounding;Waste management training for local monks, nuns from Nagi Gompa, RYI’s restaurant staff, monastery’s workers, and local commun…