Dutch Foundation for Ladakhi Nuns

to support tibetan-buddhist nuns in Ladakh, India



On November 19, 2006 and 1918 was the second Ladakh Festival in St. Gabriel Monastery in Haastrecht. In two days there were over one hundred visitors present.

 Erica Terpstra en licht in ladakh

The festival was opened by our patron, Erica Terpstra, who cares about the nuns. She spoke with fire on the life and work of the nuns in Ladakh and expressed his wish to have your own time to go. Dr. Palmo, Director of the Ladakh Nuns Association, which we in Ladakh closely, had this opportunity had come over from Ladakh, and she and Erica Terpstra gave each other the book light in Ladakh, in which photos are of the nuns, accompanied by poems by marlin Nijboer. "What an energy radiating from this woman!" were the words of Erica Terpstra after she had met Dr. Palmo.


The workshops and lectures on the position of nuns in Ladakh and the Tibetan medicine during the two days were interspersed with (crystal bowls), meditation and dancing. It was a huge success, people came from far and wide, bringing together more than € 6000.00 for the various projects in Ladakh, including this year the construction of the convent and guest house in Nyerma near Thiksey.


At the fundraising dinner on Saturday after 25 guests took part, the hostess Mieke Bohnen had a team of people attacking the delicious dishes on the table, all vegetarian.

Photos of the festival »

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