Monthly Archives: December 2014

Season’s Greetings!

In truest Jhamtse ultimately celebratory fashion, all the children of Jhamtse Gatsal (both student and staff) had a festive Christmas extravaganza last week. We spent Christmas Eveternoon painting pictures, pinecones, and everything in between (hands… desks… the math classroom will … Continue reading

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Where do we go from here? Class VIII on Culture, Development, and Education

  We conclude our unit (the one with all the colossal, interconnected questions about how we’re all ourselves colossally interconnected) with some personal reflection on the same questions the students caught Davis and His Holiness grappling with a few weeks … Continue reading

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My First Teachers

My first teachers mean the world to me, because their love for me has been eternal and unconditional! Whatever I am today, it’s all because of them. They are my first teachers who taught me all the basic things: like … Continue reading

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Class VIII Confronts Institutionalized Education

  The heart of our “How do we fit into the web of the world? What and why is culture? What is valuable knowledge?” unit (succinct descriptor still pending) has revolved around a number of questions critically posed in the … Continue reading

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Class VII on Race

A throwback from this summer: following our classes critically examining beauty in the media from a particularly gendered perspective, Class VII dove into tackling representation of race in the mainstream media and dominant narratives of society. We opened with the … Continue reading

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Fall Vacation Stories – Part 5

Short stories of Fall Vacation, part five of five. Tenzin Lhadron A, Class VII One afternoon when I was sleeping, I was sleeping from 2pm to 4pm. That time my poor and hard-worker and nice mother called me and said, … Continue reading

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Class VIII Interviews His Holiness

(kind of) The students of Class VIII have been doing some really impressive, high-level work recently: dissecting the intricacies of pretty advanced texts, and grappling independently with complex ideas that renowned scholars also find themselves caught in the throes of. … Continue reading

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