Between Monks and Monkeys

Between Monks and Monkeys

by Gill Winter


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The town of Dharamshala in the foothills of the Himalayas is home to the Dalai Lama and thousands of Tibetans in exile. When New Zealand-born English teacher Gill Winter arrived, she was immediately drawn into the fascinating environment of 'Little Lhasa.' She heard the personal stories of Tibetan refugees, struggled to fathom the intricacies of the Tibetan language, explored the mysteries of Buddhism and learned how to make delicious momos. In this engaging community of constant surprises, a work gang of nuns took their turn on a building site, student monks sang reggae, and the foam on the morning cappuccinos read 'FREE TIBET." "A travel book with extra depths"- Goodreads review.

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ISBN-13: 9781500737351
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/06/2011
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Gill Winter has had a varied career. She spent 11 years working for one of New Zealand's premier art institutions, the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, before setting up Flying Piglets, a touring agency for folk and blues musicians. She also worked as marketing manager for two arts festivals, helped on the family pig farm, and volunteered for Trade Aid, New Zealand's biggest fair trade organisation.
In 2009 she completed the CELTA qualification in teaching English as a second language. In 2010 she answered an advertisement on 'Dave's ESL Cafe' website for volunteer teachers to work in India, and found herself in Dharamshala. She has since returned to Dharamshala several times, and has written two books about the experience: "Between Monks and Monkeys" and "The Yeti in the Library."

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