Teaching English to Tibetan monks is one thing, but to see the Dalai Lama in person is quite another. From Thursday to Saturday here in Dharamsala, he has been holding twice-daily open audiences at the Temple. As 6,000 people are expected at each session, I was thrilled when Kunchok, a senior monk who runs the … More A Teaching with the Dalai Lama
My time in McLeod Ganj is already half way through. So far it’s been a mixture of what I expected (this is my third time in India) with a lot of surprises thrown in. McLeod Ganj is a bustling town full of Indians, Tibetans, Westerners and goodness knows who else, living in peril of being … More A fish pedicure, a trip to the post office, and to the Hope Mission
Okay, so the bus stop in the middle of a Delhi slum wasn’t exactly London’s Victoria Coach station, and the road certainly wasn’t a motorway, but this was a journey I’m glad I didn’t miss. It started for me (I was travelling with four other IVHQ volunteers) with two delicious potato cakes from a food … More A gruelling bus journey soothed by the Dalai Lama, himself!