–”With running water at the school, we are staying cleaner. This makes me feel better—inside and out. It is as if by being cleaner, my body feels lighter and stronger.” ~Stanzin Padma, Siddhartha School dormitory student (2015) For World Water Day, our student Stanzin Sherab honors mechanical engineer Sonam Wangchuk as his hero. This Ladakhi invented Continue reading 🌊A Smile Begins with Jullay!🌊 – World Water Day Edition
Watch the video of the kids singing Happy Birthday! Hero portrait and essay by Dessail Dolker, class 7 Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsetan is a Buddhist Monk, educator, and the founder of the Siddhartha School in Stok. Continue reading Wishing our school founder Khensur Rinpoche a very happy birthday!
Courage, power, and intention are on our minds this week as we prepare for a special event with our partner, the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC on Wednesday, March 6. The striking portrait of Lha Lung Pal Ki Dorje by a Siddhartha graduate is a potent symbol of bravery for many Ladakhi youth. Below is his Continue reading The Courage, Power, and Intention of a Tibetan Hero
✈ Two Amazing Ladakh Tours—This July! ✈ Art of the Silk Road Tour, & Learn, Serve & Immerse Tour: Itineraries inside!
Dear Siddhartha School friends, We are happy to announce the dates and details for this summer’s tours to Ladakh and our partnership with Jennifer Spatz of Global Family Travels! Jennifer is a longtime friend of Siddhartha School Project, and we are thrilled with how she makes the trips meaningful for our friends. She has the ability Continue reading ✈ Two Amazing Ladakh Tours—This July! ✈ Art of the Silk Road Tour, & Learn, Serve & Immerse Tour: Itineraries inside!
We are proud to share that Siddhartha School Project has Gold GuideStar status! Thank you for helping SSP reach this gold standard in the charity evaluation space. Your heart of gold helped us earn our star. See Our Guidestar Profile See More of Our Blogs
A Little-Known Fact: Did you know that most Tibetan educators who come to India as refugees struggle to find teaching work? The Indian government requires official citizenship to teach at Indian public schools. Sadly, many displaced Tibetans are often forced to abandon their lifelong careers for lack of available teaching opportunities. At Siddhartha School, we Continue reading Happy Losar from the Entire Siddhartha School Family!
Leave a congratulation post for Rinpoche, just click the comment button above. NOTE: If you’re interested in coming to Rinpoche’s retirement celebration, the details are at the bottom. During the weeks leading up to the February enthronement of the new Tashi Lhunpo Monastery abbot, SSP Executive Director Aviva Shaw caught up with Rinpoche and got Continue reading SSP Founder Retires as Abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.
See the Rubin Museum Event Details. BUY TICKETS Join us Wednesday, March 6, at the Rubin Museum in New York City for a unique Himalayan Heritage Meet-Up with Siddhartha School. Explore the power of monastic festivals in setting a communal intention in Ladakh. Listen to Ladakhis share their stories of the Guru Tsechu Festival, which Continue reading SSP and The Rubin Museum Present a Himalayan Heritage Event March 6th: “Oracles and Festivals”
Siddhartha School Principal Dechen Wangmo met with like-minded teachers and leaders to advocate for a national Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum Policy. Siddhartha School is recognized by education and government leaders as an early adopter of SEL methodology. Principal Dechen was honored and excited to attend the event in Nagpur and meet other Indians who Continue reading Siddhartha Principal Attends SEL: Beyond the IQ Workshop.
Siddhartha School Project is happy to report that six students completed a three-day, intensive pilot course on the art of curation and exhibition planning. Siddhartha’s partner, the Ladakh Arts and Media Organization (LAMO), hosted the class and shared with students the principles and business of fine-art curation, theory, and exhibition installation. Taught by local Ladakhi Continue reading The Siddhartha School-LAMO Curation and Exhibition Workshop Featured on Ladakhi Television News!
🌺 A Warm, Midwinter Hello from Our New Executive Director 🌺 – Leadership is on our minds so much these days, and we’ve got good news about ours.
A Letter from Aviva Shaw, Our New Executive Director Dear Friends and Supporters, As we move into this next phase of long-term sustainability for Siddhartha School Project, I am thrilled for the opportunity to step in and lead the organization through its 25th anniversary and beyond. The SSP community is composed of the most gracious and compassionate people Continue reading 🌺 A Warm, Midwinter Hello from Our New Executive Director 🌺 – Leadership is on our minds so much these days, and we’ve got good news about ours.
As we celebrate the new year, SSP is collecting donations to provide new books and uniforms to the school’s most needy students. Can you help a Ladakhi child start school off in 2019 a little brighter? Together we will illuminate a better future for so many Ladakhi children. Each Continue reading May Your New Year be filled with Love and Light!
“I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves and others.” —His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama You are such Continue reading International THANK YOU DAY 2019
We Are Growing and Changing. See our new shifts and meet our newest 2019 idea makers! Dear Friends and Supporters of Siddhartha School, Someone once shared that it takes a village to raise a child, and I couldn’t agree more. We are fortunate to be a part of a wonderful and generous community supporting the ongoing Continue reading A Letter from Our Board President: Change Is Good!
We did it together! Our Grateful Eight: SSP’s Top Accomplishments for 2018 Together, we’ve done so much to improve the educational experience for our students. Here is our “grateful eight,” the top eight things you’ve done and helped us accomplish. #1 Set new academic records for regional achievement. Siddhartha School students placed in the 1st, 2nd, Continue reading Our “Grateful-Eight”: Siddhartha School Project’s Year-End Progress Report