Friday, 17 April 2009

Gaijia Nunnery

The GaiJia nunnery GaiXiongTeQingSongQue Ling (meaning is GaiXiong Mahayana) is in desperate need to be rebuilt. The Gaijia Nunnery was built in 1893. It is Nyingmapa sect which is not widely represented in the Nangchen area, but the GaiJia nunnery possesses the largest nunnery of present-day Qinghai province.

It lies about 20km south of Jinisai village and can be visited on the long route from the main Yushu-TAR; it is the biggest Nyingmapa Nunnery in Qinghai Tibet. GaiJia nunnery is located in a very wet and remote Nangqian County Jinisai village, there is no electricity and the wall of the aging buildings are constantly crumbling, the pray house (LaKong) is particulary in need of repair.

The Nunnery has 800 nuns and the nunnery doesn’t have enough room for nuns, so up to 40 nuns live in one room, and the room square is only 50sq. Life is extremely difficult.

We would like raise enough money to buy a new piece of land and begin construction for the first phase of the nunnery, however there are no charities or help in this area.

With help the nuns would be able to move into this section by the next monsoon season.

We would love that all who has a loving heart please reach out your hand on the humanity basis and join to the trend of fud-raising for those who really need your help we believe little good deeds would make a difference for those nuns no matter how small.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009


Know as the Roof of the World, the Qinghai Tibetan is a massive area nearly ¼ the size of the mainland. Its average altitude of over 4000 meters it is known to many as the earths ‘third pole’.

The eternally snow capped mountain ranges and vividly green grasslands dotted with high mountain lakes provide the natural setting for the indigenous culture of the Tibetan people. This landscape, its people and culture is combined with a deep love for secret and mysterious places.

Tibetan nomadic life is very different from any other. Nomads keep animals as way of life. Working hard to make money; they keep yaks to make clothes, food and tents. Yak dung is used to make fire for cooking and warming the home.

In nomadic areas there is almost no infrastructure, without bus connections to cities, no electricity and almost no shops. This make travelling very hard as most nomads do have cars or trucks; if they have to go anywhere they ride a horse or yak.

As nomads live very far from cities the difficulties of travelling mean that many people can not reach hospitals or receive medical help; therefore many people die, including pregnant woman and babies.