Category: Zangskar

October 2018 Visit

October 2018 Visit

By Irina Safonova This past fall I travelled to Zanskar in an effort to reconnect and deliver financial aid to the Buddhist nunneries we have supported there since1991. Zanskar is most isolated of all Himalayan valleys; it is situated at an elevation of 3500 metres...

Ladakh Flood Report Leh, Ladakh, October 2010

By Lauren Galvin, Zangskar Project Officer Between the time of the tragic August floods in Ladakh until late October when I arrived in Leh, Gaden Relief raised nearly 5,500 Canadian dollars for the flood relief effort. I arrived in Leh to assess a number of possible...
The Zangskari Nunneries

The Zangskari Nunneries

Karsha nuns Karsha nuns performing rituals Zangla nuns Laying roof at Zangla Nunnery Mixing mortar at Zangla Nunnery Former head nun laying mortar at Zangla Nunnery Skyagam nuns Prayer hall at Tungri Pishu Nunnery interior Dorje Dzong nuns Manda nuns Bya Nunnery Nuns'...
Zangskar Project Reports

Zangskar Project Reports

Gaden Relief has been funding nunneries in Zangskar since 1991, with the assistance of Professor Kim Gutschow, Lecturer in the Departments of Anthropology and Religion at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Kim Gutschow visited Zangskar every year between...
Kim Gutschow, Zangskar Project Coordinator

Kim Gutschow, Zangskar Project Coordinator

Kim Gutschow has coordinated the Zangskar Project at Gaden Relief since 1991 and has been working in Zangskar since 1989. She visited the region every year between 1989 and 2002 and every few years since. Her most recent reports from 2009 and 2006 and her earlier...