Butter lamps alight for the New Year, which started December 11th in Ladakh. Ladakh’s New Year celebrations start nearly two month prior to Tibet’s festivities. Learn the reason behind this divergent tradition below the jump. Dear Friends, It is New Year’s time in Ladakh. Butter lamps are burning brightly in homes, monasteries, and public spaces Continue reading It is New Year’s time in Ladakh
Click here for a holiday message in song from Stanzin Angmo, Siddhartha School graduate currently in her senior year at North Yarmouth Academy in Maine. Dear Siddhartha Family, This is Stanzin Angmo, from Yarmouth, Maine. I’m in my second year here at the North Yarmouth Academy, and as the holidays approach, I have been thinking Continue reading Happy Holidays from a Siddartha School graduate
Khen Rinpoche and Rosario Dawson, actress, pose with girls at the Heroes & Hearts Show at the Lower East Side Girls Club in NYC.
“Our ambitions are higher. Our commitments are deeper. Our dreams are bigger. Our efforts are greater.” — The Siddhartha School Motto.
“Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.” — Guatama Buddha.
Siddhartha School Students Celebrate Spring by selecting the Orange Blossom Fairy from an old Tibetan Folk Tale as This Week’s Heroine.
“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” — Henry Ward Beecher.
This past week, the Siddhartha School children took up a collection in the community to help victims of the Nepal earthquake.
“You have to dream before your dreams can come true.” — AJP Abdul Kalam, this week’s Siddhartha School hero.
“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” — C.S. Lewis.
Wish A Happy Birthday to Khen Rinpoche, age 77, and Daniel Kaethler, age 9, Siddhartha School’s Hero of the week!
“We shouldn’t leave anyone outside of our love.” —Khen Rinpoche Lobzang Tsetan, SSP Founder.
“For as long as space endures and for as long as living beings remain, until then may I too abide to dispel the misery of the world.” ― from “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” by the 8th CE master, Shantideva.
Old and new, near and far, Siddhartha School students find inspiration in all types of music. This week’s heroes include Yanchen Lhamo, the Tibetan Buddhist Goddess of Music, and the American rock band Green Day.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. – Mother Teresa.
Wishing the happiest of holidays to all our friends from the children, staff and teachers at Siddhartha School.
“Hold fast to the Truth as a lamp; hold fast to the Truth as a refuge.”– Buddha.