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Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre – Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Every year thousands of Tibetans escape to exile in India and Nepal. One of their dream is to meet HH Dalai Lama and start a new life there. In the Tibetan capital in-exile, Dharamsala, located in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh there are many institutions  that provide support for the refugees. One of the most important institutions is the Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre where newcomers from Tibet are interviewed and where they receive medical assistance. Reception Centre provides them basic shelter for the first part of stay in exile. Some of the refugees bring with them truly gruesome stories of their imprisonment and torture in their homeland. In my pictures below you can see drawings and paintings made by Tibetan children and adults about their experiences in Tibet. Painting therapy is organized and guided by Ama Adhe Tapontsang – a Tibetan woman who spent 27 years in Chinese prisons and managed to escape to India in 1987. You can find her book The Voice that Remembers: A Tibetan Woman’s Inspiring Story of Survival on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Voice-that-Remembers-Inspiring-Survival/dp/0861711491

There are also some pictures showing items made in Chinese prisons by Tibetan prisoners and smuggled into settlements in exile:

Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office
Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office
Wirstlebands created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Trousers of Tibetan prisoners in
Mala buddshist rosary created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Newcomer female refugee from Tibet arrives to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Kitchen in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Ama Adhe female Tibetan prisoner and author of the Voice That Remembers The Heroic Story of a Woman s Fight to Free Tibet
Newcomer refugees from Tibet arrive to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Close up of knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Ama Adhe at painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Documents about newcomer refugees from Tibet in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Nyingtob Ling: Tibetan Handicapped Children’s Craft Home in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Nyingtob Ling: Tibetan Handicapped Children’s Craft Home is located near Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. The aim of this place is to provide vocational training and special education for Tibetan handicapped children. More information about this place you can find on their website: http://nyingtobling.wordpress.com/

 

Here are  pictures I took in 2002:

 

Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Gadong Monastery of Second Tibetan Government Oracle, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

Gadong (“Tree of Happiness”)  is small monastery situated near entrance to Central Tibetan Administration (at Gangchen Kyishong) in Dharamsala. Small but very important – it is a seat of Gadong Oracle – second to Nechung official oracle to Dalai Lama. Famous Tibetan monk –  Palden Gyatso who spent years in Chinese Prisons for his strugle for Tibetan independence was novice monk in  original Gadong monastery situated in Tibet. You can read his memoirs in book “Fire under the snow”:

http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Tibetan-Monk-Palden-Gyatso/dp/0802135749/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353002034&sr=1-1&keywords=fire+under+the+snow

 

Here are some pictures from Gadong pujas and outside pictures with young monks playing religious musical instruments.

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Tibetan Buddhist monk praying during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist monk hand mudra  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist monk playing clash cimbals  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Hand of Tibetan Buddhist monk with dorje  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist dorje and bell in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Hand of Tibetan Buddhist monk with bell  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Small altar with statues of yellow hat Gelugpa lamas in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist monk hand mudra  with dorje and bell during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Ghadong monastery in near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Ghadong monastery in near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

 

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Annual Sport Competition in SOS Tibetan Children Village, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

 Every year Tibetan Children Village located in McLeod Gunj, Upper Dharamsala organize Sport House Competition for TCV children.
All TCV students are divided into four different houses that compete in various sport disciplines.
There are loud support made by elder Tibetans and even Buddhist monks. At the beginning you can see colorful opening ceremony with young Tibetans with traditional dresses.
More information about Tibetan Children Village purpose and activities you can find here:

Here are my pictures from this event I took in 2002.

SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Old handsome tibetan man in Traditional fur cloth Dharamsala India
Old handsome Tibetan man in Traditional fur hat Dharamsala India
Old handsome tibetan man in Traditional fur hat Dharamsala India
Head of Tibetan girl with colorful umbrella Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan buddhist monk with colorful umbrella Dharamsala Football Championship visitor India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Audience during school competition in SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young female winner of school competition in SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young female winner of school competition in SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Relay race during school competition in SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

SOS Tibetan Children Village or Upper TCV is the biggest shelter and school for Tibetan children escaping every year from occupied Tibet into India.
It is located near McLeod Gunj hill station in Himachal Pradesh, India and it is home for about 2000 Tibetan Children.
TCV provides also education including Hindi, English, Tibetan classes as well as traditional Tibetan dance and music.
Here is a link to the TCV website: http://www.tcv.org.in/ where you can find more information about TCV activity and options for donations.

In this set of pictures I would like to show daily life of children in Upper TCV in Dharamsala:

SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
TCV teacher helps young Tibetan school girl to wear traditional dress SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan girl in traditional dress looking at camera Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
TCV teacher helps young Tibetan school girl to wear traditional dress SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of young Tibetan girl fom Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of young Tibetan girl fom Dharamsala looking at camera Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Tibetan Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan refugee child from SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan refugee children from SOS Children Village Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
SOS Children Village in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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