Monthly Archives: April 2013

Being a Doctor is More Than Giving Medicine

We are Namgey Chodron ‘A’, Pema Drolma ‘A’, and Tenzin Drolma ‘A’, and our aim is to be doctors. We want to be doctors because in this region there are very few hospitals and few good doctors. The hospitals do … Continue reading

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Prayers for Boston

. [sc_embed_player fileurl=”″] Audio recording of the Gatsal children chanting during our Tibetan Prayer Service (25 min.) Jhamste Gatsal is a long way from Boston if one measures by miles or days needed to travel from there to Lumla and … Continue reading

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Quinoa Kickoff

We’re starting a new Experiential Education project here at Gatsal! We are doing an experimental planting of Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) — a super nutritious grain that comes from South America. The class 8 and 9 students have agreed to take … Continue reading

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Life-Learning at Gatsal with Romina A.

A life-learning experience. That’s what the last year in Jhamtse Gatsal meant to me so far. It’s also been a self-discovery process, where learning how to ‘unlearn’ life as I know it is the first step towards a more comprehensive … Continue reading

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Back to Class!

An interview with teacher, Tenzing Yangi, who teaches Bhoti (Tibetan language) and Tibetan music and dance. Tell us about how you felt on the first day of this year’s classes? Yangkyi: I felt nervous, in my stomach, like right before … Continue reading

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The Architecture of Learning

The Architecture of Learning Workshops are over! Dr. Washburn was a dynamic and knowledgeable presenter. His patience and enthusiasm helped motivate us to persevere through some tough new notions. We had six intense jam packed days of learning to design … Continue reading

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