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Goodbye To Arya Tara

Posted on Saturday, July 11, 2009 in Wanderlust & Wonder


I know that I have been putting up a whole lot of posts about my time volunteering with the nuns at Arya Tara, but I just can’t stop. The pictures I have of the girls are just too adorable. So, as excessive as it may be, this last post is really just an excuse to showcase the unbelievable cuteness of two of my favorite younger nuns, Tenpa and Kunchok. They are the youngest of the 56 nuns who live in Arya Tara at seven and eight years old, respectively.


These girls were so sweet and funny. Their level of English is still pretty basic but they were eager to show me their extensive skill in the game of jacks.


They were also very intent to perform the special songs and dances and prayers that they learn as part of their curriculum. As the youngest girls in the school, they are the dear younger sisters of all of the older nuns so they have their moments of being spoiled little girls who are used to being doted on by everyone around them, but for the most part, they were absolutely precious.


As I have said before, this experience working as a volunteer at the monastery with the nuns was probably the true highlight of this entire trip for me so far, and that is saying something. I learned an awful lot from this young nuns and I look forward to being able to return to Arya Tara in the future.


Bring on the comments

  1. AmyH says:

    they are pretty darn cute.

  2. jenn says:

    dude! get to europe already!!

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