After a long road journey down from Tukuche five of the boys arrived in Kathmandu after an overnight stop in Pokhara. They will now live at the Karma Kagyu monastery, Karma Samtenling, in Swayambhunath, under the abbot Lama Gyaltsen. (L-R, Jamyang Tashi, Dawa Tsering, Pema Gyalpo, Lama Gyaltsen, Anil Sherpa, […]

Our new home in Kathmandu!

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With the agreement to return the gompa to the Chhairo community, the boys can no longer remain at the monastery. Shashi Dhoj got approval for the boys to join Karma Samtenling monastery in Swayambhu. Of the seven kids, the families of the two most local boys decided not to send […]

End of a mini monk era

The people of thaksatsae (the seven villages of the thakali) celebrated the 12 yearly festival of Lha Phewa in January this year. They remembered the coming of their ancestors to the area, and the deities of the four clans – Battachan, Sherchan, Tulachan and Gauchan. The masks of the deities […]

2017 Lha Phewa