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History of NYEMA (continued)

The most important events leading up to the creation of NYEMA in 1997, listed here in chronological order, serve as testimony to the perseverance of the people of Nangchen, as well as to Lama Norlha Rinpoche's dedication to helping them. A great deal was accomplished in those 15 years:

1982 Lama Norlha Rinpoche is asked by leaders of Korche Monastery for assistance.
1983 Lama Norlha Rinpoche raises $20,000 from generous donors to rebuild Korche Monastery.
1984 Lama Norlha Rinpoche makes first visit back to Nangchen since his exile.
First retreat begins at Korche Monastery since its rebuilding.
Rare statues of the masters of the Kagyu Golden Rosary Lineage are commissioned for Korche Monastery.
Sangye Tenzin Rinpoche, with Lama Norlha Rinpoche and 150 monks, perform one week of rituals and offerings to bless the land where Kala Rongo Monastery will be built.
1990 Kala Rongo Monastery for nuns is established and construction begins.
Korche Monastery's Lama Gyupa organization is founded, with government approval, to support advanced practice of Lamas who have finished three-year retreat.
1991 First three-year retreat begins at Kala Rongoa great accomplishment for nuns in Tibet!
1996 Korche Monastery's monastic college is established.
Korche Monastery's second retreat facility (pictured) is completed and retreat begins.
Lama Norlha Rinpoche and Dr. Pema Dorje obtain permission to establish Yonten Gatsal Ling Primary School.

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