Reaping what he sows

REJECTED by his village as an “uninvited guest of this universe” because his mother was unmarried, Lobsang Phuntsok was a troubled child.

But he went on to become a Buddhist monk and establish Jhamtse Gatsal (the garden of love and compassion).

In remote north-eastern India it provides a home and education for 85 orphaned and abandoned children, including Tashi.


Her father an alcoholic and her mother dead, the five-year-old is a wild one, struggling to find her place alongside her 84 new siblings.

Tashi and the Monk is an award-winning documentary, showing at Luna on Essex to raise funds for Jhamtse Gatsal.

Prior to screening, monk Geshe Ngawang Sonam will give a short talk and blessing.

It’s on December 14 at 6.30pm.

Tickets $20, include chai and light vego.

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