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Life in a Tibetan Buddhist Nunnery

INDIA | Sun, 19 Apr 2015 | By flyingpiglet | Views [1675]

  I am extremely fortunate to be living and teaching English for 3 and a half months at the Tibetan Buddhist nunnery of Jamyang Choling, near Dharamshala, India. What is life in a nunnery like? First, it’s a very peaceful and tranquil ... Read more >

Tags: buddhist, dharamshala, india, jamyang choling, mcleod ganj, nun, nunnery, tibetan

Photos: The Dalai Lama's teachings - a few drawings

INDIA | Tue, 27 Aug 2013 | By flyingpiglet | Photo Gallery

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Tags: dalai lama, dharamshala, drawings, teachings

The Dalai Lama's teachings, Dharamshala, August 2013

INDIA | Tue, 27 Aug 2013 | By flyingpiglet | Views [2425] | 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

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

INDIA | Fri, 14 Jun 2013 | By karankpl | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

One thing on my bucket list was to travel to a place, alone. A wedding of my cousin gave me a chance to cut that off my list and I jumped for the opportunity. It was a bit hard to convince my parents initially but then I had it my way in the end. But ... Read more >
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Tags: dharamshala, nomad, photography, travel, world

Two travel books inspired by Tibetans in exile

INDIA | Thu, 25 Apr 2013 | By flyingpiglet | Views [1043]

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

Walking the kora in McLeod Ganj

INDIA | Tue, 10 Jan 2012 | By flyingpiglet | Views [4722]

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

INDIA - Amritsar and Dharamshala

INDIA | Sun, 14 Nov 2010 | By toomanyllamas | Views [521]

We travelled by Sleeper Class on the train to Amritsar. There was no way to prevent cold air from entering the compartment; even with all the windows shut, we were freezing and very uncomfortable, so our room at the Grand opposite the Amritsar railway ... Read more >

Tags: amritsar, dharamshala, dhauladhars, dodgy train journeys, exhaustion, golden temple, indo-pak border closing ceremony, temples, trekking, wagah


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