Wow. How does one begin to explain what it is like to hear a freedom song being sung by one of the women who wrote the lyrics herself...in prison? Thupten and I were in the office at camp doing some prep for a workshop while Gyaltsen Dolkar and Namdrol Lhamo were moving into their room next door and that's when we heard the song. We're thinking Tendor must have asked if they would sing tonight during the evening presentation on Tibetan music and politics. This is Tendor's first time running the show as it's usually Techung or Danny (we miss you guys!) The nuns arrived just a couple of hours ago on the train from Belgium (Alma, Dechen Pemba and I picked them up in Dusseldorf with their friend Lhamo) . They escaped Tibet only last year and were able to make it to Europe just a couple of months ago. We're really touched that they agreed to come and join us here. Tonight is going to be something else!
Much love to you all from a farm somewhere near Dusseldorf,
Lhadon & Thupten