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Book details
  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Asia / India
  • Language:English
  • Pages:148
  • eBook ISBN:9780473203191

Between Monks and Monkeys

by Gill Winter

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Overview

Dharamshala in the foothills of the Himalayas is home to the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetans in exile. English teacher Gill Winter was drawn to the fascinating life of 'Little Lhasa.' Join the adventure - meet Tibetan monks singing reggae, mongooses, donkeys and monkeys, Dharma bums and hermits - and drink your cappuccino with a bold sprinkling of FREE TIBET!

Website www.gillwinterbooks.com

Description

Dharamshala in the foothills of the Himalayas is home to the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetans in exile. English teacher Gill Winter was drawn to the fascinating life of 'Little Lhasa.' Join the adventure - meet Tibetan monks singing reggae, mongooses, donkeys and monkeys, Dharma bums and hermits - and drink your cappuccino with a bold sprinkling of FREE TIBET! In this engaging community of constant surprises the author discusses penguins with her Tibetan teacher, struggles to fathom the intricacies of Buddhism, learns the touching and inspiring stories of her Tibetan refugee students' journeys to freedom, and discovers the power of " May all sentient beings be happy!" A touching, lively and enjoyable personal journey into Tibet in exile.

About the author

New Zealand writer Gill Winter spent eleven years working as publicist and public programmes organiser at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, one of the country's premier contemporary art museums. She left the art world in 1999 to create Flying Piglets, a touring agency for folk and blues musicians. During the next few years she also worked as marketing manager for the Lake Taupo and Taranaki Arts Festivals, helped on the family pig farm and was a regular volunteer for Trade Aid, New Zealand’s largest Fair Trade organisation. In 2009, she wound up Flying Piglets and completed a CELTA course in teaching English as a second language. In 2010, she answered an advertisement on the Jobs page of Dave’s ESL Café website for volunteer teachers to work in Dharamshala, India. She is married with two adult children and lives in Taranaki, New Zealand.

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