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Begin the New Year with Pema Dorjee!

Begin the New Year with Pema Dorjee!
Pema-new-2Begin the New Year with Pema Dorjee! We, at the Tara Bodong foundation would like to wish you a joyful and rewarding New Year! Just like our school for girls which is taking shape and changing the landscape of Lumla, the Tara Bodong Foundation continues to grow and cement its mission to give our ‘daughters’ in Lumla a brighter future.Screen Shot 2013-01-14 at 15.34.47Last year was a milestone year for the foundation – we launched our website, we participated in the first ever “International Day of the Girl” by launching our annual tulip campaign and we increased our support base to include, Amsterdam, The Hague and Leiden.We also arranged a very successful Christmas Party, a Walk-a-Thon, participated at Expatica’s ‘I am not a Tourist Fair’ in Amsterdam as well as a number of seasonal fairs in het Gooi.

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In all, we raised more than €22,000, enabling us to commence the first phase of construction of the Lumla nunnery/girls’ school. These huge gains would not have been possible without you! And, in return we reach out with a warm and joyful “thank you!” 

Pema_b-220x140As we continue on our journey into the future, we are pleased to invite you to once again meet with our project leader and good friend, Geshe Pema Dorjee as he pays his annual visit to the Netherlands.Beginning Monday 21st January, Pema la will embark on a week of activities during which he will meet with old friends; including students, business people and teachers.Just as he did last year, he will share his knowledge on how to cope with the day-to-day challenges we face in our lives and give a personal update on the Lumla nunnery/girls’ school and the surrounding community. Please have a look at the programme on the right and register early via our website Shot 2013-01-14 at 15.35.16

Places for most of the events are limited. We look forward to seeing you there and answering your questions. Together with the Tara Bodong Foundation, you are helping to break the cycle of poverty that plagues India’s remote North Eastern province of Arunachal Pradesh.Once again thank you for your valuable support! Remember, with your help, we are providing a home and education for young girls between the ages 8 and 14 years.



After completing their education in modern subjects and Buddhist traditions, these ‘future mothers’ will become role models in their own communities, working as teachers and social and health care workers.
In addition to the events listed, Pema Dorjee will also be hosting private teachings at the following locations:
– Joseph Lokin Basisschool, Ankeveen
– International School of the Hague
– IPS Violenschool, Hilversum
– LBI Amsterdam
– British School of Amsterdam

For private a meeting with Pema la, please contact

21 – 28 Jan, 2013

Monday 21st Jan, 2013      
Meet Pema Dorjee – a social evening
Place: Sticht’s End 90, 1244PR Ankeveen
Time:  19:30 – 21:30
Cost:   €20 pp.(incl. refreshments)
Registration: click hereTuesday 22nd Jan, 2013 

–  Staying Positive in Times of Uncertainty.
Place: The Hungry Mind – Sportspark Ockenburgh
Wijndaelerweg 9a, 2554BZ, The Hague
(GPS use #5 – 2nd clubhouse on the right)
Time: 19:00 – 21:30 (doors open at 18:30)
Cost:  €10 pp. (suggested donation)
Registration: click hereThursday 24th Jan, 2013  

Change: opportunity or challenge?
Place: British School of Amsterdam
Fred. Roeskestraat 94A, 1076ED, Amsterdam
Time: 20:00 – 22:30 (doors open 19:45)
Cost:  €15 pp.
Registration: click hereFriday 25th Jan, 2013   

Universal Responsibility: how connected are we to each other and the world around us?
Place: Vituszaal, Annagebouw – St. Vituskerk
Emmastraat 5, 1211NE, Hilversum
Time:  19:30 – 22:30 (including Q&A. Doors open at 19:00)
Cost:   €20 pp.
Registration: click hereSaturday 26th Jan, 2013 

Meet Pema Dorjee over a Pizza@Persson’s: a youth session
Place: Elzenlaan 61, 1214KK, Hilversum
Cost: €10 pp. (plus 1 good question)
Registration: click hereSunday 27th Jan, 2013  

4 Public Lectures (30mins each)
sponsored by Djoser Reizigersinformatiedagen
Place: Paviljoen, Museum Volkenkunde
Steenstraat 1, 2312BS, Leiden.
Time: 12:00/13:00/14:30/15:30
Cost:  Free
Registration: click here