Recycle for Charity

We at the ARF are now recycling your old Mobile phones and Ink cartridges to raise money for Akong Rinpoche Foundation…Yes, we want your old mobile phones and ink cartridges which will then be recycled and allow us to raise funds for our projects. In the UK alone an estimated 15 million mobile phones are discarded every year and over 100 million are hoarded as they still have a monetary...

‘Akong News’ Newsletter

Latest updates on our activities as we continue realizing vision of the late Akong Tulku Rinpoche. Our ‘Akong News’ Newsletter for March 2016 can be downloaded...

Indiegogo Campaign

The ARF makes use of the far reaching interconnections of Indiegogo: The World’s Crowdfunding Engine.Indiegogo empowers people to activate the global community to make ideas happen. They also help to spread the word once the campaign is underway.To read more click...

Nidos certifies The ARF

NIDOS is the network in Scotland that unites the international development sector to promote effectiveness and collectively influence the policy agenda. Their aim is to strengthen the contribution of Scottish organisations to reducing inequality and poverty worldwide.To read more click...

Volunteer Required

Fundraising and Office Administrator Volunteer Required Would you like to help the most needy people in Northern India, Nepal and Tibet? We’re looking for a smart, effective and reliable person who can support us in our vital work. Main tasks Identify opportunities to raise funds Establish a database of donors Help to organise and run events Administrative tasks Various other tasks, as requested The ideal candidate will have: Initiative and creativity A professional approach to their work and role as a term member Strong communication skills Location: Himalaya Centre, 20 South Clerk Street Edinburgh Please email Jigme on karma@akongrinpochefoundation.org with your C.V. We’re looking initially for a commitment of at least one working day per week. Depending on your skills and our needs, we can look at increasing the hours and the period of volunteering once we know one another better....

Tashi’s Logo

When deciding on a logo for the Akong Rinpoche Foundation. It was very important that we use a logo that represents everything Rinpoche stood for and a logo that showed our unwavering devotion towards him. Tashi Mannox, a student of Rinpoche kindly designed some logos. He explains the meaning of the logos and letters below. The logo is Akong, which has a very deep meaning. This name will always be his through all of his incarnations, so it is very significant and long lasting, therefore applicable to his new incarnation too. The ཨ་ is the root letter of the Tibetan alphabet, that also signifies primordial awareness that is essential to the Nyingma tradition, that Rinpoche is a lineage holder. དཀོན་ means sacred, dear, precious, which Rinpoche is to us of course. Within the spelling of this word is the latter ཀ་ which is the first letter of the Tibetan alphabet and the letter/symbol of the Kagyu tradition, that he is also a lineage holder, and even said to be an emanation of Karmapa, which also uses the same letter ཀ་ in the spelling. The dominant quality of Rinpoche was his strength, he was a pillar of strength and stability for all of us, this is why I stacked the word Akong, it is like a strong tower and nicely balanced that gives stability. The coloured logo refers to Rinpoche's activity of body speech and mind, in the colours of white red and blue. The logo with a canopy at the top, denotes the importance and sacredness of the word Akong, this is a more traditional Tibetan way. We also have...

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