Monthly Archives: June 2012

What is the ‘Royal Gatsal Club’, You Say?

A new gathering room for Jhamtse Gatsal staff, teachers, volunteers and guests has been nicknamed the Royal Gatsal Club. This is one of five rooms in a building, which is now being constructed primarily by the staff and children of … Continue reading

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June Visitors, 2012

This June 2012, we have three new guests from the U.S. They arrived here on June 9th. Michelle, who is visiting our community for the second time, is back again with two more wonderful ladies. They are Lila (Michelle’s sister) … Continue reading

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Ole! Ole! Ole! Ole!

Albeit late, I must share with you all the fun times we had while Anna and Krissy were with us at Gatsal. They came to Gatsal to do a six weeks soccer camp for the children in March-April of this … Continue reading

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Krissy Vornadore’s Reflection on Jhamtse Gatsal

I recently had the opportunity to visit and stay at the Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community in Arunachal Pradesh, India. My friend, Anna Kayes, and I stayed there for almost 2 months and had the most amazing experience. I found out … Continue reading

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Morality is More Important Than Education

An insightful and thought provoking debate in Tibetan language was held in Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community for the very first time on Saturday, June 2, 2012.  It was organized by our Tibetan teacher, Tsetan Sangpo.  It was a wonderful feeling … Continue reading

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Jhamtse Reflection

Knowing little about the history of the Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community and having never met (or heard of) Lobsang before, Krissy and I really hit the jackpot.  Having stumbled onto the Jhamtse International website in our search for a place … Continue reading

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Photo Update

We’ve added some great new photos to the recent article: “Experiential Learning Day.” Please check ’em out and enjoy!!!

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Constructing the “Royal Gatsal Club”

We have begun construction on a temporary office building to free up classrooms and to make our academic block robust and ready for 21st century learning. The temporary office building will house offices for the Director, School Principal and Accounts … Continue reading

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Prayers for Tibetans

Friends, today we held Monlam prayers for the many Tibetans who over the years have self-immolated themselves in Lhasa in the hope of freedom for Tibet. The most recent courageous act happened on May 26 when two young Tibetans gave … Continue reading

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