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Looking for a meaningful summer adventure?

Reservations are now open. Hold your spot! ∞The trip includes many intimate visits to Siddhartha School.∞ Dear Travel Enthusiasts and Siddhartha Supporters, We’ve put together details about the trip for you: July 8-18, 2018 The tour features monasteries, international sites of interest, and a stop at Siddhartha School, all with luxury accommodations and dining. We give Continue reading Looking for a meaningful summer adventure?

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Meet Tsering Angchuk, Our Secretary and Foreign Liaison

He Quit India’s Elite Special Operations Police to Come Work for Siddhartha School. “I feel happy not only for my son but for all the students and future generations who come through Siddhartha School. They get wonderful time to experience so many positive things in the school because of our highly qualified, dedicated teachers.” —Tsering Angchuk TTW: Continue reading Meet Tsering Angchuk, Our Secretary and Foreign Liaison

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Siddhartha Will Be Featured in a Presentation to the Dalai Lama

Siddhartha School’s Social and Emotional Learning Program Will Be Featured in a Presentation to the Dalai Lama This Month at the Mind and Life Institute Dialogue in Dharamsala. On Tuesday, March 13, Siddhartha School’s social and emotional learning (SEL) teacher, Sophie Langri, will be presenting her work to the Dalai Lama at the Mind and Life Continue reading Siddhartha Will Be Featured in a Presentation to the Dalai Lama

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Losar 2018

Tibetan Losar The Tibetan New Year starts today, Friday, February 16, and lasts for 15 days, with the first three days and New Year’s Eve being the main celebrations. Losar is an official holiday in India. The origins of Losar can be traced back to the pre-Buddhist period and were most likely celebrated to mark the Continue reading Losar 2018

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Meet the Sponsor Behind SSP’s Groundbreaking Social and Emotional Learning Program

Jeanne Cosby: A Force for Good Jeanne worked at Stanford University for more than 35 years and during the 1980s co-developed a Parent-Infant Demonstration program and now continues to work with an outdoor exploration program with parents and preschoolers. She is the generous sponsor funding Siddhartha School’s Social and Emotional Learning Implementation. What strength do you see Continue reading Meet the Sponsor Behind SSP’s Groundbreaking Social and Emotional Learning Program

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Siddhartha School Featured by the World Affairs Council

WAC GLOBAL CLASSROOM EVENT ON LADAKH Learning from Ladakh: Development, Sustainability, and Quality of Life in the Himalayas February 13 @ 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Hillman City Collaboratory • 5623 Rainier Avenue South • Seattle, WA Join Global Classroom and our partners, Global Family Travels and Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington, for Continue reading Siddhartha School Featured by the World Affairs Council

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Siddhartha School Sets Historic Academic Record on the Government Board Exams.

Dear Supporters, I am Siddhartha School Principal Dechen Wangmo, and I’m writing to announce that Siddhartha High School, Stok, has set a historic academic record this year on the 10th-grade government board exams. The highest district scores–in first, second, and third place–were students from Siddhartha School! Everyone at the school sends hearty congratulations to YOU, our Continue reading Siddhartha School Sets Historic Academic Record on the Government Board Exams.

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In Honor of Martin Luther King Day

The Need for an Ethical Dimension in Education. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ —Martin Luther King His Holiness the Dalai Lama has often honored the legacy of one of his heroes, Martin Luther King, in speeches and commemorative events for the murdered civil rights leader. We love this photograph Continue reading In Honor of Martin Luther King Day

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Honoring YOU, our volunteers and supporters, on International Thank-You Day

It’s International Thank-You Day! It is in the fertile soil of your kindness, effort, and generosity that Siddhartha School has blossomed into a force for good in Ladakh and a place our graduates describe as the pivotal experience in their lives. Thank you, dear sponsors, supporters, well-wishers, and volunteers, for all that you do to improve the school and keep it open to all children, regardless of their economic Continue reading Honoring YOU, our volunteers and supporters, on International Thank-You Day

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Ho Ho Ho! Happy Holidays!

December 25th is Christmas and Geshe Tsewang’s birthday. We wish our “Christmas Geshe-la” a very merry day and long life. May Your Days Be Merry and Bright! Thank you for all that you do to help us make our children happy, joyous, and intelligent. Whatever holidays you celebrate, this season, we hope you spend them with Continue reading Ho Ho Ho! Happy Holidays!

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HAPPY LOSAR!

It’s Losar in Ladakh! On behalf of the whole Siddhartha School family, we wish you blessings for the New Year. Watch the student greeting below.  Fun Fact:  What is Losar anyway, and what’s with all the lights?  “Losar” means “New Year” and begins on December 19 this year (two months before the Tibetan Losar). The early timing Continue reading HAPPY LOSAR!

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Illuminating the Darkness—Celebrating Galden Namchot in Stok Village

Dear Friend, As the nights grow longer and colder, I take comfort in the holiday lights that line the streets and decorate the houses of my small, Hudson Valley town. Whether they are strings of colored LEDs on a roof or elegant white tapered candles on a window sill, they flicker with a reassurance that Continue reading Illuminating the Darkness—Celebrating Galden Namchot in Stok Village

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Film screening followed by Q&A with SSP Alumna Tsewang Chuskit

Screening and Discussion with Tsewang Chuskit and Laura Kozaitis Wednesday, Dec 6 @ 7p The Rubin Museum of Art in NYC See ticketing and more information Dear Friends, I’m delighted to share this discount code (LADAKH) to get $5 off admission to Wednesday’s film screening of “The Shepherdess of the Glaciers” at the Rubin Museum of Continue reading Film screening followed by Q&A with SSP Alumna Tsewang Chuskit

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You did it -THANK YOU!

It’s AMAZING! The results are still coming in, but we can share that this is the most generous #GivingTuesday Campaign we’ve ever witnessed. It’s all because of you. On behalf of our US and Ladakhi board of directors, as well as our teachers, staff, and students, thank you to every donor, supporter, sponsor, and friend for encouraging and Continue reading You did it -THANK YOU!

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Meet Our Most Recent Partner for #GivingTuesday

Yoga Shanti in New York City will offer a benefit class with Nikki Costello on Wednesday, November 29th, 6:30-8pm. All the proceeds will be offered in support of the Siddhartha School Scholarship Fund. A donor will match all donations offered during class for #GivingTuesday. Please Register in advance here: https://yogashanti.com/new-york-city/#schedule or call the studio: 212-255-YOGA.  

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