Tuesday, March 10, 2009

More Pictures from India

Finished momos- ready to sample- we made veggie, spinach, potato and chocolate! Students promised to make them back in the states for those who want to try them!

Making momos (Tibetan dumplings)

Many students have met with "language conversation" partners at Gu Chu Sum, an organization which provides education and lodging for former political prisoners. Here is Michelle with a nun she tutored named Pema-Pema escaped from Tibet in 1991 after participating in a non-violent
protest against the lack of religious freedom.

Becca with a little friend at Yong Ling School

Luke and Moon doing touch-up painting on a mural at Yong Ling School

Becca spins a giant prayer wheel behind the home of His Holiness the Dalai Lama on our "Kora" (circumambulation of holy sites in Dharamsala).

With new friends at the Golden Temple in Amristar

Global LAB and the Meeting School in front of the 17th Karmapa's temple. We met with His Holiness the Karmapa in a private audience and asked several questions to him. A photo of our visit with him will be coming later. He is one of the most revered teachers' in Tibetan Buddhism and is only a few years older than our students. He fled Tibet to seek a religious education in India in the year 2000.

We met with former political prisoner, Ama Adhe who told her life story which included 27 years in prison in Tibet. We shared the visit with students and leaders from Global LAB, the study abroad organization Michelle works for. Ama Adhe's life story may be read about in the book: The Voice that Remembers, available from Wisdom publications out of Boston, MA

Every Sikh Gurudwara (Temple) has a Langar- a community kitchen where all people are welcomed to come and eat together. We volunteered in the kitchen helping roll and sort chapatis. Moon got special instructions from a very determined teacher!

At the Golden Temple in Amristar, the most sacred place for people of the Sikh faith

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