TSF Photo Galleries

Ven. Sogan Rinpoche

Video Interview, September, 2012

View Sogan Rinpoche's interview with English teacher, Sonam Kyi, recorded in 2012 at the TSF-sponsored Kunsel Kyetsal school in Golok.

Kunsel Kyetsal Science and Tech School Facility

With great satisfaction and deep appreciation for the generosity of our many supporters, we celebrated the completion of the construction of Kunsel Kyetsal in the summer of 2007.  In the years since, the facility has provided a modern learning environment for hundreds of Golok's young Tibetan nomads.  In the photo galleries below, you can trace the progress of TSF's first project from groundbreaking ceremonies to inaugural festivities to the daily routine of busy students and teachers. 

  • Construction - from groundbreaking to the finished building
  • Inauguration - the community celebrates, including guests from The Sogan Foundation
  • Inauguration II - more from Kunsel Kyetsal's inauguration, with the spotlight on TSF members' experiences in Tibet. 
  • Year One - the new facility welcomes students and teachers.   
Golok, Tibet

In 2005 and 2007, representatives of The Sogan Foundation journeyed to Golok and returned with remarkable photos and first-hand experiences of a traditional society with much to offer the modern world.  

In Depth, Kyigudo (Yushu in Chinese)

The tragic earthquake in Kyigudo in 2010 resulted in a lengthy and ongoing recovery process that brought tremendous challenges to survivors in this impoverished remote Tibetan community.  

More photos and news about TSF founder and chairman Sogan Rinpoche are posted at Tupten Osel Choling, the website of his California dharma group.  

Ukrainian Refugee Fundraising 

In response to the needs of the Ukrainian refugees displaced by war, the Sogan Foundation activated a fundraising initiative that involved several friends and students of Ven. Sogan Rinpoche, in the U.S. and also in Italy, and resulted in raising the generous sum of 12,500 euros.  On Saturday, August 13, 2022 - at the presence of Venerable Sogan Rinpoche, the Mayor of Mori, representatives of the various associations supporting the Ukrainian refugee community in Italy - the Sangha donated € 12,000 to various organizations supporting the Ukrainian refugees.  Click HERE to see pictures of this event.  

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