Tibetan Childrens Village
Today we spent the day at Lower Tibetan Children’s Village, where Kusang spent his last two years of school, and where Kyipa’s sister teaches. We had a really good time walking around the grounds.
I can’t begin to explain the community feeling, everything that you could need is there: canteen, home, classes, playgrounds, doctors, sports areas. It was so refreshing to see older kids playing with the younger ones….
Kyipa’s nephew is there, he’s only two – and will ultimately go to school there.
He wore us all out:
We had lunch at the canteen with some of the students Kusang is friendly with:
I of course, am a sucker for puppies, and there were so many, these little guys were napping in the recycling shed:
Here’s the ‘group shot’ for the day:
We also went to Norbulinka, which is named after the Dalai Lama’s Summer residence in Lhasa. It was designed by a Japanese architect, and is a center for Tibetan arts.
Here’s a picture from the roof above the temple: