Class 6 Learns about Magnetic Separation
3 days 1 hour ago
Lama Targye’s Birthday
The original Gompa, or old Lhakhang, at Tsoknyi Gechak Ling, Chobhar was founded by Lama Targye also known as Lama Suman Bokash Dhar. Lama Targye was a lay practitioner from Kathmandu and a student of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. On his passing the Gompa was left to Mingyur Rinpoche and in 2010 it became Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s. A statue of Lama Targye facing the old Lhakhang remains to remind us all of this great man’s contribution to the dharma. This year at TGS we held a celebration for Lama Targye’s birthday. We researched Lama Targye’s life story with the help of his relatives and created a presentation for all the students to read and together offered Khatags and prayers to Lama Targye’s statue. Thanks to the efforts of Ms. Shriti, Ms, Kusum, Ms, Rupa and Class 5 students, it was a most enjoyable event.
1 week 4 days ago
This year, during the week of preparation for the beginning of the new school year, Kathryn O’Connor, our old friend, and veteran TGS teacher trainer, returned to lead us in a series of workshops. This time she introduced our teachers to the work of Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University on the power of a Growth Mindset vs. a Fixed Mindset – and how understanding the difference between the two and learning how to harness the power of your more expansive mindset qualities can transform, not only a child’s (or adult’s) ability to learn, but their entire life! Growth Mindset – has been described as “the foundation to learning itself.” During a week of daily workshops our teachers spent the first part of each day delving into the many different aspects of teaching a growth mindset. We talked about the differences between Fixed and Growth Mindsets and how they affect student’s beliefs about their own abilities to succeed. We talked about how students beliefs about their capacity to learn can be transformed by being directly taught the truth about how their brains actually work (neuroplasticity) – and that, not mere talent, but hard work, making mistakes, learning something new – are actually the ways we “grow” our brains. We learned about the “Power of Yet” (as in, “I can’t do this – yet!”) and “turn-arounds” (phrases to transform negative self-talk into positive talk, such as: “This is too hard for me!” – “Let me try a different strategy.”, or “I’m just no good at Math.” - “I’m going to train my brain in Math.”) We also talked about the right kind of praise, e.g “Don’t praise the person (Wow! You’re so smart!), praise the process (Look how hard you worked to solve that problem!) We explored literature, activities, games and videos that the teachers could use to help introduce these ideas of Growth Mindset to their students. The training culminated with the teachers getting together in teaching teams and creating lesson plans for doing just that. As they shared the lessons they’d created with their groups, we were, once again, very impressed with our teacher’s ability to assimilate new information and make it their own, creating clear and powerful “ways in” to help their students learn and grow. We are looking forward to exploring how the integration of these powerful ideas of Growth Mindset can support learning throughout our school, this year, and in the future.
2 weeks 3 days ago
The beginning of a new school year means selecting new School Captains who act as leaders and support their fellow students and teachers throughout the year. Because of the girls burgeoning interest in learning more about elections in the world around them - with the support of Ms. Kusum, social studies teacher & senior section head & the rest of the teachers - instead of being selected by the staff, this year candidates ran a full campaign, that included candidate posters, campaign speeches, and culminated in an Election Day - where all of the Ani's were able to cast their votes for their favourite candidates. Everyone participated - even the youngest members of TSG! When the results were announced, after receiving congratulatory khata's from our School's Director, Ms. Shenpen, the new School Captains read their promises aloud to everyone who was gathered there! It was very successful first Election Day!! Thanks to all of the teacher's who helped to make it possible. And Thank You, in advance, to all our newly elected School Captains for the wonderful job you will do to help keep our school running smoothly and harmoniously throughout this new school year!
2 months 1 day ago
Today we are honoured to welcome Khenpo Pema Sherab to Tsoknyi Gechak Ling to act as preceptor for our nuns. The nuns in class 6 and 7 took their novice vows.
Surprise Guest at TGS!
Today we were delighted to welcome Mingyur Rinpoche to Tsoknyi Gechak Ling. Rinpoche and his mother Mayum la popped in for a quick visit on their way to Parping.
We would like to thank Clare, all our sponsors from CharityDIY.org, HK Charity Organization for their generous donations.
Thank you very much.
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's visit to our Gonpa and School. Rinpoche blessed all our staff and nuns. Our teachers and students had a very playful time with Rinpoche. He taught us some new games.
We were so honoured by Rinpoche's visit.
We are all rejoicing that Tsoknyi Gechak Ling's senior nuns were able to attend the Long Life Prayers for His Holiness Dalai Lama in Dharamasala. Here a photo from their audience with His Holiness.
We were so Happy to welcome our Malaysian friends & sponsors to our school! Mee Hua Tan