Monthly Archives: November 2013

Learning About Compassion for Lha Bab Duchen

Every year we celebrate Lha-Bab-Duchen on the 9th month of the 22nd date of the lunar calendar. It is the day Buddha descended from heaven to the earth. As Lha-Bab-Duchen comes every year, we usually gather together and chant, lighting … Continue reading

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A Special Day in Tawang

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. November 21 was a very special day for the children of Jhamtse Gatsal. Several relics (small pieces of bone) from Buddha, on loan from the National Museum in … Continue reading

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Volleyball Tournament

An interview with the boys of the 3rd place team from the Children’s Day Volleyball Tournament, by Heather B., with translation help from Rinchen Lhamu (Class 9): Heather: The volleyball tournament this year was pretty exciting! Can you tell me … Continue reading

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Sad News, Message of Compassion

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. Sometimes the poignancy and power of events affecting the Jhamtse Gatsal community just stop me in my tracks. Yesterday was such a day. It was Children’s Day in … Continue reading

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A Little About Leki

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. October 29th: This is just the 8th day since I arrived at Jhamtse Gatsal and so much has happened! I’m sorry I can’t post photos from here. Our … Continue reading

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Inspired By Malala

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. Being at Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community is wonderful and always full of new adventures. But sometimes it feels very far from home. I’m teaching English to grades 7, … Continue reading

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Fall Day

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. A sunny, breezy, 60ish Saturday at Jhamtse Gatsal. A great day for staff/volunteer vs student volleyball, laundry and kite flying. And the power is on, which it usually … Continue reading

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Jhamtse Gatsal’s New Cafe

Originally posted on Beezy ‘s Facebook page, and shared with her permission. Jhamtse Gatsal was recently invited to open a café in the closest town of Tawang, the seat of local government. The local administration wanted to have one place … Continue reading

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A Festival of Light

On November 3, Diwali was celebrated all over India. It is a festival of light because this is the day Lord Rama came back to the capital city of his kingdom after being sent away for 14 years. On this … Continue reading

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New Social Entrepreneurship Project

In October two volunteers, Dr Craig Ottenstein and Jerry Zadow, and long-term volunteer Spencer Babcock, together with some of the Children’s Community staff began an experimental mentoring program with the two older classes. The idea was predicated on some venture … Continue reading

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