Monthly Archives: September 2011

Quakes and Carpentry

The “wooden cathedrals” are nearly disappearing. Why? Not because of the earthquake we had last week. It was fortunately very little for us at Jhamtse Gatsal. When it happened, I was in my room and meditating…and than I felt suddenly … Continue reading

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Why Beezy Belongs Here

Just look at her face! And in fact this could be part of the Tawang trip story, because Sangpo had taken the motorbike for the trip, though not with Beezy (it was Rinchen Tsering with him). We had so many … Continue reading

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Getting Closer…

…to showtime.  The kids are cranking out sets and props for the upcoming play.  Here we have a hungry whale, created by Konchok Norbu, Dorjee Wangchu, and Kangyur Sangpo. Awesome!

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Fieldtrip Thoughts

And now, here are some of the children’s comments: “I was so happy to visit the monastery of Sergelling Gonpa. There were so many little (children) monks. They gave us apples.” –Dorjee Chozom (class 6) “I was so happy to … Continue reading

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Fieldtrip to Tawang

I’m sending “thoughts” from the children, from our wonderful picnic trip to Tawang on the 10th. It was a big success, and so special for the children to see the monastery for the first time! But first, I want to … Continue reading

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Our four amalas are excited to have 25 new blankets for the children.  They are made of Polartec, contributed by Aaron and Louise Feuerstein. The Polartec blankets will be much easier to wash and dry than other blankets at Jhamtse … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pinocchio

We are busy, busy, in preparation for our show “Pinocchio”. The children are working very hard to transform the prayer hall into a theater!!!! Last year we did “Cinderella” and “Ugly duckling.” It was  fantastic! The kids remember all the … Continue reading

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The Solar Cooker Cooks Rice!

Today our campus manager,Ngawang, used the solar cooker made by class 7 to cook rice.  He used a black skillet with a glass lid, which he painted black.  The rice was put in the skillet with water at 9:00.  By … Continue reading

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