Back in Leh
Ben, Ellie, Jamie, and Molly atop the Mangyu La
Wanted to send out word that we've arrived safely back here in Leh after a couple of fantastic days in Mangyu Village. Students will have much to share about their experiences in this small, traditional Ladakhi village, where we: lived with local families; taught English, sketched wall-drawings, sang and danced, and played volleyball at the local school; hiked to ridge-tops above town; tried our hands at local farming techniques; and simply enjoyed a spectacularly beautiful place where the Mangyu Monastery has stood since the 11th Century.
Galen making the return on the volleyball court at Mangyu School
Traveling along the deep Indus gorge going to and from Mangyu, we made visits to Alchi and Likir Monasteries, respectively, both of which are also approaching their 1,000th birthdates. Tomorrow we will conduct a morning writing workshop at the Siddhartha School, and in the afternoon will have a talk with local author and Buddhist Scholar, Tashi Rabgyas.
All is well-