LNA Newsletter 2018

Well Wishes and Prays from LNA

All of us at LNA are thankful to all of our well wishers and sponsors. We are offering daily prays for your success and well being. We all wish a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2019. May the New Year will bring good news, longevity, Healthy future with Peace, Harmony, and prosperity in the world.

LNA Nuns’ Education

All the 40 nuns students who are seeking education in different institutions in Leh and outside Ladakh, have shown excellent academic results. In addition, during their summer vacation, they volunteered to teach and organised workshops for students at the nunneries. During the H.H. Dalai Lama’s visit to Samtanling monastery at Nubra Valley, five students and three staffs attended the (Summer Buddhist Council). Ven.Stanzin Skitpa gave talk on suicide issues in Ladakh. Two students after clearing their 10th Board exams from Lamdon Model Secondary School Leh were sent to further studies in Buddhist philosophy at Kopan nunnery in Kathmandu.

Dutch Foundation for Ladakhi Nuns: We are very happy that again this year Madam Marlies Bosh and Alike visited and updated the sponsorship for the students.

Dr.Cornelia Mallebrein Germany,(www.ashakiran.de and DIG-Bodensee.com)

Tibet Fund, USA, helped to updated all the nuns information.

Tibet Support Group, Kempten, Germany: Madam Isolde Walter and her staff visited, updated the sponsorship and the activities of the nuns.

Tibet Vent de Liberte, France; Yeshe Khandro and Dolma helped updating all the nun information.

The kinder Himalayan Germany. Madam Hannulore visited and plan to continuing the support for the general health project for the nuns.

Heroshi and Hidiko Aiakata from Japen, & Dentsite Indische germany,.

Women Empowerment Program
Under the leadership of Nidhi Dutt helped the founder of LNA Dr.T. Palmo to share and speak about the struggles and challenges facing in the society. Her Media has been empowering and inspiring many women all over India. Nun.Change Maker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0TE-xHz9qw

This film highlights the struggle for nuns in Ladakh. Sharing the story in a forward and brave revelation of the situation of domestic violence. The short clip also highlights the work to build a nunnery to provide a spiritual home for Ladakhi nuns to take as a refuge and create a sacred to community. LNA is transforming the lives of so many nuns and the community as well as the society. Two nuns ( Ven Padma ladon and Ringzin Angmo) attended the International Network of Engaged Buddhist meeting in Kathmandu. A 23 minutes documentary film on the advantages of herbal natural cures and taking proper treatment was completed this year by the media team of LNA. It is a beautifully shot film that covers the natural benefits of medicinal plants found in Ladakh.
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Guru Ruma visited and shared his practices of Dharma for our community. Ms Amye and her team introduced mediation practices for our students and the villagers this year again.

Medical Project


All six Amchi nuns (students) have completed their (So-wa Rigpa) medical training with good marks. The outcome of the Medical Training Project was beneficial for the people in Ladakh and the nuns themselves. They received a golden opportunity to understand health issues in general and learned specifically about their own physical and mental health. The medical training was sponsored by Dr.Cornelia Mallebrein Germany,(www.ashakiran.de and DIG-Bodensee.com) Herb Collection and Cultivation. During the summer holiday all the four Tibetan Doctors (Amchies) and students visited different mountain areas to collect herbs. This year we had a shortage of herbs and we bought those tropical herbs from New Delhi. Tibetan medicine and public health activities are ongoing at the nunnery, and nuns continue their regular activities such as preparing medicines and collecting herbs from the mountains. We cultivated herbs in the villages too. Sponsored by Genny from the Netherland.

Building & maintenance.

We receive a grant this year from the Government of India Ministry of Culture New Delhi under the Schemes for financial assistance for the Development of Buddhist/Tibetan organisation Art and Culture. Grant of Rs. 3,40,000 – was sanction for the maintenance of Ladakh Nuns Association (LNA). We also bought new furniture and stationery for the office and paid for the Office Secretary and the guard.

Distribution of Tibetan Medicines

At the World Health Day Dr. T. Palmo & her medical team gave a talk on health and hygiene for the hostel nuns and girls at the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies. We also gave free medical treatment and distributed medicines for seven hundred needy people. We also conducted workshops on mental health in the two nunneries. Most of our patients are from remote villages. We are working hard to provide our medical services to the needy people as much as we can.

Checking Up on Nun’s Health at LNA

Over the last five years, our students have suffered from various physical problems. Here are some of the issues faced over the past five years:
 Three nuns had to remove their appendix,
 One senior Amchi nun removed her uterus,
 Three nuns had gall stones removed,
 This year one student studying in Varanasi was diagnosed with Tuberculosis and was put on treatment for 6 months. She is recovered.
 One nun had an operation to remove gall stones and has since returned back to her studies at Dheradun Sakya Nuns College. It is with grave concern that we share an unfortunate situation of one of our student nuns who was recently diagnosed with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma in August 2018. We ask for your prayers as she courageously is taking alternative as well as allopathy treatments. The training in Tibetan medicine deeply helped them to understand the mental challenges in such difficult situations. All of them are working very hard to support the physical and mental stress of our nun patients.

Ashoka Grant from the Khyentse Foundation ( Mental Hygiene Project)

We are very grateful for the generous and kind support received from the Khyentse Foundation which has allowed us to pursue many activities to uphold teaching/training and Workshop. More than three hundred nuns participated in the five day (chanting festival of the Sangha). It was a really great opportunity for the nuns to share their knowledge and experiences after the chanting. After a three year break, all the nuns finally had the wonderful opportunity to meet together. More than ten nuns participated in the ten days Vipassana meditation in Saboo.

Buddhist education programme ( Public Events )

Organised and sponsored a ten days intensive Dharma teaching programme for the public. Ven. Geshe Thupten Zotpa was invited to give the teaching.More than 70 people and 55 nuns participated. After the teachings all the participants attended the discussion on the topic of the mind training and meditation for two weeks. We conducted teachings in three villages and showed a film on basic practices of Dharma. We also organised Dharma workshops for the villagers. In addition, LNA provided a space for villagers to conduct Dharma related activities on topics such as the values of Buddhism, old age, suicide cases, and culture.

Leadership Training

A one week leadership training and workshop on peace building for nuns organised . We all the nuns are very grateful to the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) they helped in sending two Volunteers to train nuns on leadership. Ms Meaw, Ms Warla and Madam Jaya worked very hard for the entire three weeks. It focused on effective communication and healthy community & social skills.

New Alliances

Under the new activities, LNA in collaboration with New Ladakhi Girls, founded by two girls from Siddhartha School Stok, organised a workshop with the objective to spread awareness on adolescent health such as menstruation, hygiene, how to deal with emotional and behavioural changes. Over twenty women, including two medical doctors, three Amchis, two psychiatrist, a school principal and students from the nunnery participated in the workshop that was hosted at the nunnery.

Children Education Project:
Indian Development Foundation Mumbai.

More than eighty students ages group of 5 year to 16 years old received free tuition for twenty days during the winter holidays. Every Sunday organised basic mediation and dharma teachings for all the children. At the closing ceremony all the parents  invited the teachers  presented the feed back of their children. We are very thankful to Dr. Narayan Lyer (IDF) Indian Development Foundation Mumbai.

LNA extends our deepest appreciation and gratitude to all of the kind supporters who help us in continuing as well as to fulfil our mission.

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LNA Achievement Report for Ministry of Culture

Ladakh Nuns Association Achievement Report 2018 for the Ministry of Culture New Delhi Building & maintenance We receive a grant this year from the Government of India Ministry of Culture New Delhi under the Schemes for financial assistance for the Development of Buddhist/Tibetan organisation Art and Culture. Grant Rs. 3,40,000 – was sanction for the maintenance of Ladakh Nuns Association (LNA). We also bought new furniture and stationeries for the office and paid for the Office Secretary and the guard.

LNA nuns education.

All the 40 nuns students from the Nunnery who are seeking education in different institutions in Leh and outside Ladakh, have shown excellent academic results. In addition, during their summer vacation, those who were studying outside Ladakh had volunteered to teach and organise workshops for students at the local nunneries. Meanwhile, the nunnery organised a three week leadership training and workshop on peace building for nuns. Two resource persons were invited from Thailand and Madam Jaya Shri also from Delhi. In the month of August, during the  H.H The Dalai Lama’s visit to Samtanling monastery at Nubra Valley, the nunnery sent five students to attended the (Summer Buddhist Council) Yarchos Chenmo. One senior nun from the nunnery gave a talk on suicide issues in Ladakh. These students, on their return to Leh, shared their experiences including realising the importance of studying Buddhist philosophy. Two of the students after clearing her 10th Board exams from Lamdon Model Secondary School Leh was sent to further studies in Buddhist philosophy at Kopan nunnery in Kathmandu. More than ten nuns participated in the ten days Vipassana meditation at at Saboo half day workshop was conducted by the leopard conservation of Indian Trust in the Community hall of LNA. All five staffs and 15 students participated. We learnt about the protection of the environment, wild animals, birds and prevention of health problems from fast food.

Tibetan medicine and public health activities

At the nunnery, nuns continue their regular activities such as preparing medicines and collecting herbs from the mountains. During the two week summer holiday all the Tibetan Doctors (Amchies) and students visited different mountain areas to collect herbs. We also bought tropical herbs from New Delhi. At the World Health Day Dr. T. Palmo gave a talk on health and hygiene for the hostel nuns and girls at the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies at Choglamsar. A team of two Amchies and two students participated in the one week Tibetan Medical Conference at Central University of Tibetan Higher Studies in Saranath in March. They also got the opportunity to visit and learn about the Ayurvedic faculty at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi. A team of our nuns Amchies, gave free medical treatment and distributed medicines for the needy people. We also conducted workshops on mental health in the villages. A 23 minutes documentary film on the advantages of herbal natural cure and taking proper treatment was completed this year by the media team of LNA.

More than three hundred nuns participated in the five day Ladakh Monlan Chenmo (chanting festival of the Sangha) held in Leh Jokhan Vihar It was a really great opportunity for the nuns to shared their knowledge and experiences after the chanting. 

Dharma teachings

A three week intensive Dharma teaching programme for the public. Geshe Thupten Zotpa was invited to give the teaching that was attended by more than 70 people from the Leh community and 15 nuns.Every Sunday and Friday, the nunnery conducts public Dharma discussion for three hours.Other public retreat and meditation courses were attended by more than eighty people and nuns to learn the Buddhist teachings. We conducted short teachings in five villages and showed a film on basic practices of Dharma for the elderly people. In addition, LNA continues to conduct Dharma talks for foreigners visiting Ladakh. The nunnery also organised Dharma workshops for the villagers of Skara Yokma. Resource persons were invited from outside the nunnery to teach the importance of Dharma and how to practice it in their daily lives. In addition, the nunnery provided a space for villagers to conduct Dharma related activities on topics such as the values of Buddhism, Buddhism and old age, Buddhism and suicide cases, Buddhism and culture.
Dr.Tsering Palmo have been Awarded Face International on women leadership Awards for her dedication and services for the welfare of the nuns and women in ladakh.

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Achievement Report for KT Foundation

We at the Ladakhi Nuns’ Association (LNA) are very grateful for the generous and kind support received of grant $6,400 USD from the Khyentse Foundation which has allowed us to pursue many activities to uphold and spread the Dharma. This collaboration has allowed LNA to benefit Ladakhi society in many ways. We appreciate all of the opportunities to serve that funding from the Khyentse Foundation allows and did our best to utilise the grant to the utmost to provide Dharma teaching/training/workshop, health and social welfare services.

Workshop
We organised a one week leadership training and workshop on peace building for  nuns. It focused on how to develop effective communication and healthy community social skills based on social issues. Two resource persons were invited, from Thailand Ms Maow and Ms Warla, and Madam Jaya Shri from Delhi. The goal is to help the nuns develop the capability to share their Dharma skills to benefit others.

Monastic activities
 More than three hundred nuns participated in the five day (chanting festival of the Sangha) held in Leh at the Jokhan Vihar. This non-sectarian gathering of all nuns occurred after a three year break, and they enjoyed this great opportunity to practice, discuss challenges as female monastic and meet together. It was a really precious opportunity for the nuns to network and share their knowledge and experiences after the chanting. Because many of the nunneries are geographically separated over long distances, they offers all nuns in Ladakh a chance to gather to create harmonious and supportive community through interacting with prayer and mutual support.

Dharma teachings ( Education Project on Mental Health:

LNA sponsored a ten days intensive Dharma teaching programme for the nuns and lay people. Ven.Geshe Thupten Zotpa invited to give the teaching that was attended by more than fifty five nuns and seventy lay people . After the teachings all the participants attended the discussion on the topic of the mind training and meditation. At the conclusion of the teachings, 15 participants decided to organise two weeks of discussion on the topic of mind training and meditation. LNA sponsored food and tea for all during the whole teaching programme. We conducted short teachings in three villages and showed a film on basic practices of Dharma for the villagers.
 We also organised Dharma workshops for the villagers and distributed dharma text books. Two resource persons were invited to teach the importance of Dharma and how to practice it in their daily lives.
In addition, LNA provided a space for villagers to conduct Dharma related activities on topics such as the values of Buddhism, old age, suicide cases, and culture. Over one hundred and fifty villagers from Skara village as well as around thirty nuns from LNA participated for a day-long reading of the Sixteen Dharma Textbooks.The villagers included elders, families and children who came days before to prepare cleaning, set up the prayer hall and assist the nuns. It was a wonderful celebration enjoyed by all, and historically it was the first time such collaboration like this occurred. At the request of the villagers, we plan to continue to hold this event annually.
 A one week teachings workshop was conducted. The resources persons were invited, Ven Gen Thuptan Palden, Ven. Geshe Konchok and Dr. Lobsang Tsewang. The focus was mainly to train on Taking Refuge, Law of Cause and Effect, and Dependent Origination related with the Wheel of Life. Total number of eighteen nuns, nine women and five men were trained.
Two resource persons were invited to conduct a one day workshop for fifteen aspiring dharma teachers who are nuns, laymen and laywomen to help these future dharma teachers to develop the skills in Dharma teaching techniques.
Tibetan medicine and public health activities

At the nunnery, nuns continue their regular activities such as preparing medicines and collecting herbs from the mountains.
During the two week summer holiday, our nun doctors (Amchis) and ten students visited different mountain areas to collect herbs for three days. We also bought tropical herbs from New Delhi. At the World Health Day Dr. Tenzin Palmo and the Amchi team gave a talk on health and hygiene for the hostel nuns and girls at the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies at Choglamsar. A team of our nuns Amchis, gave free medical treatment and distributed medicines for the needy people in two villages.We also conducted workshops on mental health for the students in two nunneries

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LNA Achievement reports for G. Ruma

LNA Update to Guru Ruma
Dear Guru Ruma,
Happiest of greetings. We trust this report and note of thanks will find you in great health and continuing to benefit beings through your enlightened Dharma activities. We rejoice to share with you an update on how we applied your generous financial gift made last year. We nuns have been able to complete the final building of our new hostel for our young students who attend the Central Institute of Buddhist Studies. Providing the nuns their own housing is so very important as they can maintain a focus on Dharma and spiritual living in community together. We extend our deepest gratitude to you for helping us complete this vision.
Present Year 2019 Project
Dear Guru Ruma,
We also thank you for your ongoing financial support and would like to share with you our plans of how we will put this to the most benefit for our people.
This upcoming year we will use your kind support to begin work on our next project, which is to utilize our retreat centre in Choglamsar to a higher function,. We plan to add a healing component by building a sauna. The sauna will be available for treating patients through our clinics and in addition to supporting the community health, will act as another source of financial support for our nun community. We will need to drill a well, so that both the meditation retreat house and sauna have reliable sources of water. As you may imagine, water is a serious issue in Ladakh so we will secure a source to support our projects by having an independent well drilled. Currently at the site, water is only available at limited times and quantities.
Again, we offer our deepest appreciation to you with our whole hearts for helping us to move forward in bringing this project to completion. We will keep you updated on our progress.
Warmest regards and gratitude,
Dr. Tenzin Palmo and all the Ladakhi Nuns Association

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The future

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Final report on our Amchi-Project: Training on Tibetan Medicine 2016 – 2018

We need to deepen our understanding and knowledge of the Medicine Buddha’s practices. A peaceful state of mind and a perfect enlightenment can be attained through an integrated practice of skilful means and wis-dom. Through collective co-operation at the global level and concrete local action, we can hope to spread the medicine of Buddha Dharma to benefit one and all. Due to your kind support, we are in a better state to dedi-cate our merit.
All the six nuns have completed their three years theoretical and practical training provided by Dr.Karma Rap-sal, our senior Amchis including Dr Tsering Palmo, Dr Dorjay Youdol, and Dr Thupstan Dolma in March, 2018. The students express their gratitude to all the sponsors for their kind financial support. They gained required knowledge and experiences in collecting herbs too.
With the kind initiative and support from Dr. Cornelia Mallebrein and her friends from Germany and Swit-zerland, our nuns were able to complete their training in the field of Amchi medicine. Since 2009 Dr. Cornelia and her friends support us generously. They laid the foundation for a successful learning, such as the repair of our nunnery after the horrible rainstorm in 2010, the most needed glass veranda in front of our nunnery, cup-boards for the study books in the cells of the nuns, writing tables and chairs, a large water filter, quilts for all the nuns, and a computer with a big screen and the laptop for the office of Dr. Palmo and Angmo to LNA. We further got a wonderful large Solar system on our roof to have permanent light and electricity.
The success of the project would have not been possible without this generous support from our friends in Germany and Switzerland.

The goals of our Amchi-project is to provide health care services to the poor and needy and to spread aware-ness on mental health issues.
The nuns worked along with the senior Amchis at their clinics in Leh. They gained experience in pulse checking, urine and tongue examination, and interviewing the patients.
Every year we organised several two days medical camp in the most remote areas of the region and also in the Aryan valley. Our junior Amchis also took part in these camps. More than two hundred villagers received every time free treatment. The majority of our patients are elderly people with gastric problems, bronchitis, and Arthritis diseases, but also many children and their mothers.
We express our gratitude to our donors and sponsors and every individual, who have always encouraged our nuns in every sphere. We will continue our contribution for our people in Ladakh as well as in the Himalayan region. Once again thank you so much for all the kind financial support and your kind visit in the past at Ladakh Nuns Association. We all the nuns are praying for all of your good health, success and to fulfill your noble wishes. We deeply appreciate, and we will keep in touch in the future too.

Tibetan medicine consists of philosophy, science, and healing practices that can help to create and maintain a healthy mind and body. The Tibetan name for this holistic healing system is Sowa Rigpa, which means the science of healing. Tibetan medicine teaches that the purpose of life is to be happy. By using Tibetan medicine for self-care, you will become aware of how your thoughts and behaviors influence your health and happiness.

We express our deepest gratitude to all the people who have helped us with this important three year lasting health project. The Amchi project was kindly supported by:
1. Members of the Rotary Club Singen (Hohentwiel).
our nun: Tsewang Lhamo
2. Members of the Rotary Club A 81, Mr. Wolfgang Czizegg and Mr. Peter Fischer
our nun: Padma Lhadol
3. Mrs. Michaela Link and Mrs. Dr. Katrin Knorpp
our nun: Sonam Chorol
4. Mrs. Brigitte Aumeyer
our nun: Yangchan Lhamo
5. Mr. Michael and Mrs. Hanni Greuter
our nun: Yangchan Lhamo
6. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Spohn and Mrs. Ulrike Haas-Spohn
our nun: Yangchan Lhamo
7. Dr. Gunter and Birgit Langbein
our nun: Sonam Dolkar
8. Mrs. Denise Wagner
our nun: Rinchen Angmo

Thank you so much for all the kind support from all of you. We always praying for the great success for all of you from Ladakh Nuns Association.

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LNA students recent news

LNA sending lots of thank for the very kind support from all the sponsors. Dr.Cornelia Malebrein and her friends sponsorship six nuns have completed their Amchi training this year. All the Amchi students are still working very hard in looking and caring for the poor and needy people in ladakh.

Ven Thubten Dolma ( President) of LNA participated in the Long life Puja for H.H The Dalia Lama in Dharamsala for one week. This year all the nuns from different sects of Buddhist Nuns Institutes received a precious opportunity to offered the Stan-shuk for His Holiness The 14th Dalia Lama.

School opened again in 2nd week of march 2018. All LNA four nuns students studying  medical subject in the Central Institute of Buddhist obtained high marks in the exams.

LNA nuns  invited to participated for chanting prayers  in the International Buddhist Conference in New Delhi . Dr.Palmo and four Amchies students participated in the International Conference on Sa-wa  Rig ( Tibetan Medicine ) in Saranth Varanasi for five days.

One nuns selected to  teach in the Riglam School at Kargil district. All the nuns students are working very hard in their studies. Dr.Palmo and Sonam Chorol met the students studying in  the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies Saranth. They exchanged about their progress in their studies and plan to visit for the two months summer holidays in June.

 

 

 

 

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newsletter 2017

NEWS LETTER FINAL

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My brief experience of the Kalachakra Initiation

by Tsering Lhadon ( CUTS)

Bodhgaya is located in Bihar. It is a home to the  holistic sites for Buddhist, where the Gautama Buddha received Enlightenment 2600 year ago. Bihar is densely populated and  poor part of northern India. More than two lack people all around the world gathered happily to receive the 34 Kalachakra Initiation from H.H. The Dalia Lama. It was held peacefully from the 3rd of Jan till the 14th of Jan.2017.

We started our journey from Varanasi on the 4th of Jan. with our teachers and students in the bus. We all reached joyfully and safely in the evening at Bodh Gaya. From the 5th of Jan we all cheerfully joined the teachings everyday. We wake up at 5 a.m. and attended the prayer from 7 a.m.10.30 a.m. and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. His Holiness preached us about the path of Buddistsave avatara the path of (Buddhichita) life, to develop love compassion and  inner peace. The last three days we received the  Kalachakra Initiation

Indeed, I feel immensely blissful and privileged to  the opportunity to visit the holy places for the first time in my life. As well as, I feel boundless fortunate to receive Kalachakra teachings from the most noble person in today’s world, His Holiness The Dalia lama.

May His Holiness The Dalia Lama live long and nearby. May his messages of love and Compassion spread the whole world.   May we all received lots of happiness in every steps of our future.

Teaching at Bodhgaya

by Jigmet Chorol  ( CUTS)

In the commence of New Year 2017 everyone wished people of the world had got a great opportunity to visit to the holy place, “Bodhgay”(where Shakya Muni Buddha achieved enlighten)to receive  Kalachakra Initiation from His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

Kalachakra is a term in Vajrayana Buddhism that is wheel of time or time cycle. It is a complex teaching on giving permission or granting the authority to practice the tantra in Tibetan Buddhism. So this year the Initiation was held in Bodhgaya. Hundreds and thousands of people has gathered there to receive the initiation and also some may be for seeking advice from the great teacher His Holiness.

His Holiness always works for world peace. He shows the path to us. During Kalachakra also, he had given a profound teaching on how to be a good human being. Over all the essence of Kalachakra is to generate compassion and love towards all sentient beings and to be a good human being. The goal of every religion is dedicated to work for the welfare of others with unconditional   love and compassion. He encourages us to work for the universal responsibility.  We can promote world peace only when we realize the feelings or value of others. Whatever we do, we have to do for the welfare of others

Therefore, lastly I want to thank all our sponsors that we are very grateful for your all support and gratitude. Today we all can study with a good health is because of your support. We hope and pray that all sponsors may live a long life with a healthy mind and body.

Glimpse of Bodhgaya

 by Spalzes Angmo (CUTS)

A few months before, the student Welfare Committee of the Central University of Higher Tibetan Studies and the mess mangers made a plan for the students related to the 34th Kalachakra Initiation at Bodhgaya which start from the 3rd of Jan.  continued up to 14th January 2017.

The student welfare committee members and mess manger prepared well for both boys and the girls students. On the 4th Jan, we all took rest and went to meet our parents, teachers, and relatives.

Jigmet, lhadon and I went to meet Dr.Palmo and dharma sister Ven.Thubten Dolma. They visited the Bodhgaya few days before, we met both of them we had tea together, they are staying in a rented tent from the Ladakh Buddhist Association, leh near the Stupa. Then we went to the main stupa, there we circumubulate the stupa for a few time.

After that Dr.Palmo took us for lunch in a nice restaurant. We all had a very delicious lunch together, In the evening we came back to our place. During that days we all felt very glad that after a long time we met Dr.Palmo and dharma sister from ladakh.

His Holiness teaching started from the 3rd   and continued till the 14th of Jan, I learnt was that we should be kind hearted towards other sentient beings. We should know human values. Every sentient being want happiness and no one want suffering. Today world that unfortunately we lack of our human values, kindness, practice of forgiveness and compassion toward ourselves as well as towards all the sentient beings. On this grand occasion I promised that I will try my best to be kind with very one and control my negative thought.

On 15th of Jan. all the students visited Nalanda and Rajgir which are considered a very blessed place so far as Buddhism is concerned. We all travelling’s all the night no one faced any problem during the initiation as well as on Journey. We felt very inspired as well as very blessed.

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Amchi class start from the 1st of Feb.2017

All the six amchi students are back from their winter holidays. Their class started from the 1st of Feb.2017. Its very cold as there heaving snow fall in ladakh. All the students and the team of LNA organised wood and cow dung to warm up their class room.

Central Institute of Buddhist studies reopened on the 15th of March. Its still very cold to attend the class but all the nuns went to School.

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