The earthquakes of April 25th and May 11th did not cause any damage at the pilgrimage site Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa in the Himalayas of Nepal. There are no casualities. Also the traditional caretakers, the Muktinath nuns, are all fine, including those staying in Kathmandu at the moment.
No MFI board members are currenlty in Nepal. We recommend to channel DONATIONS for the victims of the earthquake through Karuna- Shechen. 100% will be used for local relieve. Just go to the website and take it from there. Even a small donation via Paypal helps.
Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa is one
of the most important pilgrimage sites of Nepal for both Buddhists and
Hindus. It is a great example to our world of a sacred place shared
in harmony by devotees of two world religions.
The traditional caretakers of the sacred place are the
nuns of the lineage of Lama Wangyal.
Their international support is channeled via the MFI.
For more information, please see our donation
For other nunneries nearby, please see here.
This page includes a link to a very nice movie about Muktinath-Chumig
Gyatsa and the nuns of the lineage of Shangpa Rinpoche.
The renovation of Narsingh
Gompa and the Central
Temple started last year. The works on the Central Temple are completed.
For recent pictures, please, see our new Flickr
account. During the next few
weeks we will upload more pictures.
you visit Muktinath in the eighties or before?
MFI is looking for people who made film or video recordings, slides
or photographs of the pilgrimage site or its pilgrims.
(Sangdo Gompa at Muktinath © 1980 Frank
For more information, please contact