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!
Khen Rinpoche’s Teaching and Event Schedule: New engagements will be added as they unfold, check back often for updates!
Miss Tsewang Chuskit and Miss Stanzin Angmo, our Siddhartha grads currently studying in the US, continued their summer work on Ladakhi girls health education, thanks to the generous support from the New Family Foundation to cover their travel expenses back home. The young women hit the ground running, volunteering first for Siddhartha School and then for the Ladakh Heart Foundation’s gynecological camps in Gya, Meeru, and Phey villages.
In this HERO PROJECT drawing, an 8th grade Siddhartha School student named Stanzin Sherab drew a delightful portrait of the great 8th-century Indian sage Shantideva, who understood the great joy in doing good.
We are thrilled to share that the GO Campaign has awarded Siddhartha School another grant for campus improvements. The $19,194 award to help build new Boys’ and Girls’ dormitories at the school completes the necessary funding for the Siddhartha Youth Hostel Construction Project. The award money supplements two very generous gifts from New Family Fund and an anonymous donor to build the new boys’ and girls’ dormitories.
In India, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on the 5th of September every year in the memory Dr. S. Radhakrishna, the first vice president and second president of the country. The spirit of the holiday is to recognize all the dedication the teachers give to fostering a love of learning in their students. Every September 5th we celebrate this day at Siddhartha School.
A graduate from Siddhartha High School Stok, Tashi Laskit became a part of the first-ever all-girls cadet team that successfully climbed the peak of Mount Everest, marking the expedition a world record. Laskit discusses her experience, along with the obstacles she faced, in the following interview.