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Review of Pathgate Activities 2015

Rinpoche with students at the conclusion of the Pathgate Winter School

Throughout 2015 Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche continued his tireless schedule of Teaching and supporting his many students around the world; with the high point of the year being the annual nine-weeks Pathgate Summer Retreat in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Taking the instruction of Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche to their heart, many students showed signs of good results during the Summer Retreat, with many subsequently choosing to extend their stay in the Retreat.

Since mid 2015, daily Audio Teaching based on Dharma Foundation Study has been made available to students at the Pathgate Dharma Centre in Newcastle and to students elsewhere who are eligible to receive.  This has been found to be most helpful for the students to consolidate their practice of discipline that leads to stability of mind.

Nepal earthquake in 2015

In addition to its focus on education, the Pathgate Institute continued to support those in need through the Pathgate Partnership Programme, supporting many projects and individuals around the world providing education for the young and support for the elderly and homeless. In addition to ongoing sponsorship commitments, Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche had also responded to urgent appeals, helping victims of the many disasters we see around the world.

Children sponsered by Pathgate Partnership Programme

As 2015 drew to a close, Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche was again offering generous support to those in need, sponsoring warm clothing and food to the homeless of Newcastle upon Tyne, through the People’s Kitchen, a local charity which Pathgate supports throughout the year with a weekly delivery of fruit and vegetables. This year the Pathgate Partnership Programme also sponsored the Christmas meal of a children’s orphanage in Romania.

Staff of the Romania orphanage shopping for the Christmas meal

None of these could have been possible without the generous support from the students and friends of Pathgate Institute. If you wish to support the Pathgate Partnership Programme and become a Friend of Pathgate International, you may do so by clicking Make an Offering.