Statewide ‘security’ shutdowns, poor infrastructure, and difficult climate conditions continue to cripple digital communications. Article by SSP-USA Executive Director Laura Kozatis It is hard for most of Americans to imagine working, socializing, or making plans without depending on the Internet. In Ladakh, a host of ongoing issues—unstable infrastructure, political upheaval in other areas of Jammu Continue reading Internet Connectivity Issues in Ladakh
Siddhartha School’s Connection to the Panchen Lama: Appointed in 2005 by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Siddhartha School’s founder Khen Rinpoche Lobzang Tsetan holds the Abbotship for His Holiness the Panchen Lama’s monastery, Tashi Lhunpo. The current Panchen Lama is often described as the world’s youngest political prisoner. The Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama Continue reading Remembering the Panchen Lama’s Birthday
Screening and Discussion Friday, April 21, 7 PM PST Broadcast from the Nalanda West Center in Seattle, WA WATCH THE TRAILER Khen Rinpoche, the founder of the Siddhartha School Project, is a proud executive producer of Erik Koto’s film The Song Collector, which chronicles Morup Namgyal, Ladakh’s most renowned folk singer, and his social initiatives that aim to preserve Continue reading VIRTUAL SCREENING EVENT WITH FOUNDER KHEN RINPOCHE
Click “Comments” in the above right corner to leave a Birthday note! Khen Rinpoche has spent over 24 years dedicated to global educational initiatives. He is an international teacher, an abbot, a school founder, and an overall champion for academic development. See alum Stanzin Angmo’s Biography of Khen Rinpoche.
KHEN RINPOCHE’S MARCH EVENTS + TEACHINGS Sunday, March 12th – 2-4p, The Desmund-Fish Library, Garrison, NY Pechas: Tibetan Books in Himalayan Buddhist Tradition Khen Rinpoche will discuss the pivotal role these sacred Tibetan Buddhist books play in monastic life and speak about the artistic printing process, storage, and their value in contemporary Tibetan education. He Continue reading Khen Rinpoche’s March Teachings and Events
Siddhartha students and their international friends would like to share their female heroes with you. May the strength and compassion these leaders embodied be the guiding star for the new generation, from all points of the globe, male and female alike.
In anticipation of both New Year’s Eve and Losar—Ladakhi New Year, we wish the happiest of holidays as 2016 comes to a close and joy and peace in 2017. Khen Rinpoche, Siddhartha School’s founder, Geshe Tsewang Dorje, school director, as well as SSP’s US Board, and staff, feel so fortunate to have your support and friendship as we work to improve the education and opportunity for Ladakh’s youth.
On behalf of everyone at Siddhartha School and the SSP Board of Directors, we wish to express our sincere gratitude for your very generous support. Thank you for making Siddhartha School Project a philanthropic priority.
For over two decades, Siddhartha School Project has benefited from the generosity of people who remembered Khen Rinpoche and the children of Ladakh in their estate planning. Such support is extremely important to us and is greatly appreciated.
#GivingTuesday is SSP’s biggest fundraising event of the year, a time when we call upon everyone in our community to make a gift to our annual fund for a tuition scholarship for our most vulnerable students.
The communal table is powerful. Especially when regular invitations go out to unlikely or even unwelcome guests. On its most basic level, eating together reinforces that we all have the same yearning, to satisfy our hunger and share companionship.
During his trip to Ladakh this past summer, His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited a local mosque and shared his experiences traveling the world and going out of his cultural comfort zone just to be friendly in simple ways—sharing a meal, visiting a different place of worship, or providing opportunities for our children to expand their social circles.
Every living being in this world is held in the jaws of Shinje, and the only way out of the cycle of birth and death is through spiritual practice—doing for others, taming one’s mind, and overcoming our own mental afflictions of the ego.
Read more about the Dalai Lama’s visit to our school!