Category Archives: Visitor Thoughts

Far Away Land

Originally posted on Vishnu’s personal blog, and shared with his permission. [singlepic id=1916 w=600 h=338 float=left] Part 1 How I wish I was a writer and not a filmmaker! If I were a writer every time there is a desire … Continue reading

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My Experience In Jhamtse

[singlepic id=1746 w=600 h=450 float=left] Before my departure, some people asked me “why are you going so far and why in India?”. At that moment, I didn’t really know what to answer and I must say that I started to … Continue reading

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Love and Sponsor Letters

[singlepic id=1895 w=200 h=325 float=right]I could write pages and pages about the beauty of Jhamtse Gatsal, the unceasing sense of welcome and love, the fact that I have never had so many hugs, the stunning physical setting, the compassion that … Continue reading

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Tara Hike

[singlepic id=1729 w=300 h=225 float=left]Ever since I came to the Jhamtse community I was intrigued by the building sight on the top of the nearest mountain peak overlooking the school’s property. “It is White Tara, the female incarnation of Buddha” … Continue reading

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Kate’s Side of the Oven Story

“I thought that we would have some clay and build a small house and that we would not do anything else.” I like that Raju remembers his first impression of what it would mean to build an oven; “a small … Continue reading

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Time in the Garden

[singlepic id=1598 w=318 h=340 float=left]I came to Jhamtse without any plan. I didn’t know what I would be teaching or why I was here in the first place. All I knew…there was a calling. I’d read about Jhamtse sometime late … 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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Dr. Dingle: A Short and Meaningful Visit

After nearly a year of planning and talking about it, and with growing excitement, my daughter, Amma, and I made our journey to the Jhamtse Gatsal Children’s Community in Arunachal  Pradesh. My daughter will be there for six months as … Continue reading

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A Glimpse Into the Garden

“What’s your favorite food?” a wool-capped munchkin asks me thoughtfully. “Blueberries,” I reply intently. “Mine’s momos. What’s your favorite color?” “Yellow.” “Hm,” she processes my answer. “Mine’s sky blue…and green. Do you have a mother?” “Yes.” “And a father?” “Yes.” … Continue reading

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First Impressions

My first impression was that all kids are very happy, even when they do hard work, they’re always laughing. The children here are satisfied with the things they have and they can give such a big love to other people. … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Here my first impressions after a month of stay at Jhamtse Gatsal: I am in a magic place, with children with big hearts and so much love to give … that is happiness. It is true that to live here brings me a great serenity and … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Laurel

Greetings from JGCC! I have spent the last four weeks absorbing all I can from this amazing place. It is wonderful to see Lobsang again after all these years. He has gained gravitas and it is hard to picture him … 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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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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Michelle Shares Her Favorites

Michelle D., a visitor to Gatsal during the Fall of 2011, has a gallery of wonderful photos to share. Here are just a few of her favorites from the trip: [nggallery id=113]

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