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The Dalai Lama's teachings, Dharamshala, August 2013

INDIA | Tue, 27 Aug 2013 | By flyingpiglet | Views [2281] | Comments [1]

The Dalai Lama has just returned from a month’s meditation retreat in Ladakh. I must say, it was good to think of him there, having the time to do some quiet meditation after a fairly hectic few months of foreign travel which even took him to Australia ... Read more >

Tags: dalai lama, dharamsala, dharamshala, teachings, tibet, tibetans

Deep Confectionery

INDIA | Fri, 10 May 2013 | By mirandita | Views [372]

Joyfully we left Amritsar behind. We had spent ten days there while Fernando recovered from tonsillitis, holed up in room nine (aka The Tower) of the Tourist Guest House, sandwiched ‘tween the dual carriageway, and the railway tracks laden with ... Read more >

Tags: dalai lama, dharamsala, mcleod ganj, tibet

Two travel books inspired by Tibetans in exile

INDIA | Thu, 25 Apr 2013 | By flyingpiglet | Views [894]

In 2010 and 2012 I spent three months (that's the longest visa I could get)  teaching English as a volunteer at Tibet Charity in Dharamshala, India. My students were mostly Tibetans.  Dharamshala is a community dominated by Tibetans in exile, ... Read more >

Tags: dalai lama, dharamsala, dharamshala, library, monkeys, monks, teaching, tibet, yeti

Touring around the Kangra Valley: Masroor, Kangra Fort & more...

INDIA | Wed, 16 May 2012 | By flyingpiglet | Views [2121]

Recently Gusti, Eva and I went to Kangra Fort, the Brigeschwari Devi temple in Kangra, Masroor temple and the Tatwani hot spring, as well as having a memorable lunch at Lanj / Lunj. We set off at 8am with Hardeep the taxi driver who had been ... Read more >

Tags: dharamsala, kangra fort, masroor, tatwani, temple

Sandals, slippers and chanting monks

INDIA | Thu, 5 Apr 2012 | By flyingpiglet | Views [1953] | Comments [2]

This semester at Tibet Charity we have teachers from New Zealand, the Czech Republic, Austria, Australia and the USA. The Austrian teacher Gusti and I ate at Namgyal café the other night. They have the most fantastic pizzas. That’s the great thing ... Read more >

Tags: debating, dharamsala, tibetan monks

Jamphel Yeshe's story

INDIA | Sat, 31 Mar 2012 | By flyingpiglet | Views [2290]

This story appears in a slightly different form in my new book "The Yeti in the Library" which is on sale in paperback - contact me by email for details - and on Kindle and verious other e-book sites. www.goodreads.com/author/show/6433635.Gill_Winter ... Read more >

Tags: dharamsala, jamphel yeshi, self-immolation, tibet

Sunday in McLo - a snow monkey, a sit-in and a PM

INDIA | Mon, 26 Mar 2012 | By flyingpiglet | Views [1095]

Sunday in Dharamsala - featuring a sit-in, a snow monkey and a Prime Minister   Last Sunday Jocelyn, Eva and I decided to go to St John’s stone church, which was built by the British in the nineteenth century when McLo was a ... Read more >

Tags: dharamsala, mcleod ganj, petition, snow monkey, united nations tibet

Back in McLeodGanj

INDIA | Wed, 14 Mar 2012 | By flyingpiglet | Views [837]

I'm sitting in Cafe 1 2 in McLo drinking lemon ginger honey and feeling very happy to be back. The old place is pretty much the same as last time except quite a lot colder - the mountains are covered in snow (beautiful) and there is a real chill in the ... Read more >

Tags: dharamsala, english teaching, mcleod ganj, mclo

Walking the kora in McLeod Ganj

INDIA | Tue, 10 Jan 2012 | By flyingpiglet | Views [4224]

While I lived in McLo I stayed at Snow Height Apartments. It was conveniently sited right next to the Tibet Charity school, but it was down the hill from the main part of town,where the shops, street stalls and restaurants were found.  There were ... Read more >

Tags: dalai lama, dharamsala, dharamshala, kora, mcleod ganj, mclo

Manali to Leh motorcycle trip

INDIA | Thu, 22 Jul 2010 | By alexkozovski | Views [1323] | Comments [2]

 Ok, so I know I promised to write more about India but there is something more that is intriguing me far more.  Just a quick background. I am currently in Mcleod Ganj/Dharamsala, the city for the exiled government of Tibet aka this is where the Dalai ... Read more >

Tags: dalai lama, dharamsala, india, kashmir, leh, mcleod ganj, menali, motorcycle

Dharamsala Demonstrations

INDIA | Tue, 15 Dec 2009 | By mstep | Views [770]

It was March 2008 when my ImTrav tour group reached McLeod Ganj, the fabled home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile. The Chinese had just launched a crackdown on Tibetan demontrators in Llasa, and the struggle for Tibetan rights had ... Read more >

Tags: dharamsala, free tibet, india, mcleod ganj

A day in Mcleod

INDIA | Tue, 16 Sep 2008 | By remlaph | Views [870] | Comments [1]

I had a good day yesterday, and I often don't write till ages after things have happened so I thought I'd write about my day yesterday now.  Maybe it's interesting.. maybe it's not.. but it just goes to show that you never know what you'll end up doing ... Read more >

Tags: dharamsala, india, mcleod ganj, slum

 

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