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September 7, 2010

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September 7, 2010

Lobsang started teaching in Massachusetts in 2001. He taught me enough about using compassion (both toward myself and others) in my daily life to significantly change my opinion of myself and also my relationship with my spouse and others. Lobsang then founded Jhamtse to help others learn the value of compassion in daily life. This organization has ground from one small group to 6 groups serving 200 people in Eastern Massachusetts. Jhamtse has also started Gatsal, a school for poor students in the remote Himalayas of northeastern India. I have had the privilege to sponsor Konchok, a student at that school for the last 3 years. I have watched him grow for a dirty, scared kid, to a happy healthy one. I hope will be able to visit Gatasl and meet Konchok in person soon.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In my life, the lives of others in our group, and in the life of the student I sponsor.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help more people learn about it.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how all of us become good friends as we grow and learn as members of Jhamtse.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

have become my good friends.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

serve more poor children in India by teaching them about compassion in daily life and giving them an education.

Ways to make it better...

I don't think it could have been better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

growing funding to expand services in India.

One thing I'd also say is that...

thisis the most rewarding orgination I have ever been involed in. W

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

September 6, 2010

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September 6, 2010

Jhamtse has several major activities: Buddhist teachings in many Massachusetts communities; the Jhamtse Gatsal School in Northern India; and Jhamtse Youth programs. Each of these three focus areas works to spread love and compassion in the world. I will write about the great benefits of the local Jhamtse communities, and the teachings of Lobsang Phuntsok. His teachings on Buddhism, and how to live with love and compassion, have been enormously helpful to me in all aspects of daily life. Practical tools, and wonderful anecdotes constantly come to mind when I am struggling with different situations. The Jhamtse Gatsal School provides housing, food, clothing, education, and health care to 73 residential children in Northern India. It is a resource to other villages in Arunachal Pradesh. Jhamtse Youth programs have provided the opportunity for high-school and college youth to visit Jhamtse Gatsal school, and to bring practices of love and compassion to their school communities. Donations to Jhamtse International will support these three efforts, and will especially change the lives of those in the Jhamtse Gatsal School community, a Garden of Love and Compassion in northern India.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

handling delicate and difficult management situations with the principles of love and compassion; sharing the joy of young children thrilled to learn in a safe and healthy school environment.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

wish for enough funding to create more schools like Jhamtse Gatsal, so that more children in the far reaches of India could enjoy education, health care, food, and housing.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning to approach life's challenges with the principles of love and compassion; seeing how a community founded on the principles of love and compassion can grow, with everyone working together for the well-being of all.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, caring, smart, and generous.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

create more schools in India to help children in remote villages; provide more teachings in Massachusetts, helping us learn to live with equanimity in a challenging economic world.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to read, study, and contribute to the community.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

maintaining adequate funding to provide services for more children in the villages of northern India.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Jhamtse Gatsal school can be a model for many other villages, and can become a regional resource for the teachers in small communities.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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