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Learning moments

We slipped out early our first morning in Kathmandu to catch the nuns in Keydong before they started their studies. Walking through the gate into the walled courtyard, the chaos of the road fell away...

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At home on the range

In the 24 years I’ve been going to Lo Manthang, the welcome on this recent trip was a first: I was bucked off a speeding horse, who was anxious to get home.

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Notes From the Field, Part 2: In Pokhara

For Tibetans in the Jampaling settlement, Pokhara has never quite been home, but remains the only place they have been allowed to live in for decades. Last year, a road expansion project threatened a significant part of the settlement, but we helped them with an ingenious solution.

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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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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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Eye camps bring life into focus for Tibetans

Getting by in the world is difficult enough for stateless Tibetans. And if you can’t even see the world? AHF has launched a new eye health campaign for Tibetan refugees in Kathmandu.

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Getting back to the dharma

Two years ago, the Keydong Nunnery in Kathmandu had sustained so much damage it wasn’t possible to walk up the stairs. Today the young nuns are all smiles – between studies, of course.

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Giving the golden years a new shine

We have walked up the stairs to the Tibetan elders' home many times, but this time was different—we were welcomed to their beautiful, newly rebuilt, home.

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A new home for Tibetan elders

Our Tibetan Elders Home in Kathmandu celebrated the opening of a newly-rebuilt residential building, built stronger and more earthquake resistant.

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