GALLERY   Sogan Rinpoche at home in Golok, 2007  (Part 1)
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In July, 2007, to the great joy of his family and boyhood friends, Ven. Sogan Rinpoche was able to journey to Golok, his native region in Tibet for the first time in over a decade. Traveling with Rinpoche were several supporters and friends from the US, including board members of The Sogan Foundation, Rinpoche's non-profit, humanitarian foundation which had provided the funding for Kunsel Kyetsal, a new secondary school facility for Golok teenagers. Construction of Kunsel Kyetsal had recently been completed and in a few weeks the fall semester would begin. For the first time Golok's young Tibetan nomads could study a modern curriculum of subjects taught in their native language and they would attend class in a fully-equipped, spacious new structure.
It was a festive time. Natives of Golok welcomed the precious master who had been born and raised among them, and everyone celebrated the inauguration of a greatly needed educational facility. To find out more about Kunsel Kyetsal and The Sogan Foundation's other humanitarian work, visit its website.