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Happy Losar! Tibetan Year of the Earth Dog

February 16 marks the beginning of Losar, the Tibetan Year 2145. Each Losar we receive a bundle of cards from our partners, with wishes for a prosperous year and gratitude for your support.

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In the Khumbu: Rebuilding in Thame

The 2015 earthquakes hit Thame hard, leaving the gompa damaged and the monks' hostel uninhabitable. We were glad to pitch in with rebuilding, and now the new hostel is nearly ready for the monks to call home.

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Winds of change in Ghilling

Ghilling village is a perfect example of the cultural renaissance taking root in Mustang. But this poem from a young Ghilling student says it best.

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What’s cooking in Samdo? Safer stoves for a Tibetan village

Nyima braved the snowy passes of Nubri on horseback to meet me in Kathmandu, all to bring smoke-free stoves to his mountain village.

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Catherine's story: reunited in Swayambhu

Last year, I had the joy of teaching yoga to the Keydong nuns, and to the Tibetan elders at their home in Swayambhu. Our reunion this fall was wonderful.

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A historic election for Nepal

The streets of Kathmandu were empty as people lined up from the early hours to cast their votes in Thursday's historic election.

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November 28 is Giving Tuesday

Give a little, help a lot this Giving Tuesday with a dollar-for-dollar matching gift. And, get a chance to win a cool daypack from Mountain Hardwear!

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'Realm of the (Im)possible' with Alex Honnold

Thanks to everyone who joined us for a fantastic evening with Alex Honnold!

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Nepal's Festival of Lights... and dogs and cows, too

Tihar is a celebration of humanity’s relationships with each other, the animals that are close to us, and the triumph of light over darkness.

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Home, sweet home

Some may call it an orphanage, but for the 84 children who live, study, and play together at Child Haven, it’s a big, loving family.

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