Rinpoche wrote this piece for the Huffington Post, where he is chronicling the relief efforts in Nepal. Please visit that site to read the complete post.
Friday night I landed in Kathmandu. In baggage claim, an officer told me most of the dead are old people or women. I asked, ‘Why?’ Because the first earthquake was on a Saturday. Although most schools collapsed, the children weren’t in them. It happened midday, so the men were out in the fields. But in Nepal, women are housewives, so they were home. And now they are dead. READ MORE