Dutch Foundation for Ladakhi Nuns

to support tibetan-buddhist nuns in Ladakh, India




News Ladakh from the board.

Through the website of the DFLN we want to keep our visitors like you informed of developments this summer.

Four members of DFLN are in Ladakh: Myra de Rooij, Aniek Jaartsveld, Marlies Bosch and Ingrid Foeken arrives on July 1. We have many things on the program, such as updating of all sponsorship information, including arranging the construction of a water reservoir at the monastery in Basgo, which opened last year, where the Dalai Lama came to visit and where the Triodos Foundation made it possible to install solar power panels.

Peace and quiet, the impressive mountains, the beautiful patterns in the rocks, the yaks come to the valley when it snows, the swirling water below the ice ... These are impressions that will stay forever.

Last January Myra de Rooy and Aniek Jaartsveld with four companions visited Ladakh . This time not only to meet the nuns but also to visit the Spituk Cham festival (religious dance performed by monks), and to walk the famous 'chadar': a journey across the frozen Zanskar river. In winter, the frozen river is used as the shortest route from Leh to Zanskar and vice versa; this is the 'normal way'.

The journey for the five nuns who will attend the maintenance training for the solar panels, is going to be tedious. They go with a taxi at a special ‘nuns-price’ to Manali, thence to Delhi, and then with the train on a 33 hours trip to the south of India (Chennai) where they will be picked up by Auroville people.

Yesterday the inauguration of the monastery Gephel Shadrubling in Basgo took place. We arrived around half past 10 in the morning.

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