My thoughts and activities in Dharamsala

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Tough Times

Well I was definitely surprise to see that folks are reading this blog especially since I have not written in it in a while. I did have the purpose of writing about some of the many interesting characters that I have met while in Dharamsala and India in general. But I have been having a really tough time these pass few months. I have just finished getting out of a horrid living situation with my roommates in my old pad, and I am working at a car parts factory 6 days a weeks, 12 hours a day. So that does not leave me with much leisure time to do things like update this blog. The good thing is that I am in a new living place totally solo, and I am preparing to return to India to study Tibetan intensively for two years, so that will provide many more posts and I am thinking of having one in Spanish also so that those Spanish and Latinos folks out can read about my adventures. So please come back after the 1st of July when my Tibetan language course begins in Dharamsala. Please wish me luck in my money saving endeavors. I need it, I am in a pretty exploitative work environment and my job sucks. I am flattered that anyone finds my shit interesting. Thank you for your comments.

Kangpa Tshapo


Anonymous said...

Hi. I think its great what you're doing. (i'm looking at doing something similar to you, hence my interest in your blog). Re: work. It may suck, but the reason for doing it definitly doesn't!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you know of any writing on the experience of westerners living in mcleod Ganj. Do you know of anyone who has livied there a long time. Is it possible to live there a long time in a productive way? I have been working with a company that does at lot importing from China . It bothers me a lot that I can't figure out a way to live in a way lack of moral sense in particular with respect to Tibet.
Regards, Jim Herrington

UW Madison SFT said...

Tashi Delek Kangpa la!

I am Abi Scott a 25 year old member of the Students for a Free Tibet in Madison, WI. My good friend Hilary Edwards is the SFT Midwest regional coordinator. We are planning a HUGE March 10th demonstration in Chicago and would like to be sure that you know about it. Please come if you are able.

Tenzin Khandoe of the Berea SFT is coming, so please contact her about it if you haven't already.

Thank you and nice to see your blog. You've had so many experiences. Is it ok if we link our SFT blog to yours? Ours is at

Hope to meet you in Chicago!

Anonymous said...

Howdy Hotfoot,

I am thinking about you and sending good thoughts your way. I hope you are successful at saving money for your return journey.

Brooke and I are still in PA and are actively looking at places to buy near Asheville, NC. We are planning to move there this year.

I am still doing stonemasonry. I am making my first CD since I did the Creekstompers with Mathew Reed, who is now in touch with me. He moved into a house 7 houses down from Gabe out in Oregon.

I hope you are doing well.



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Shrinked Immaculate said...

your blog is most interresting, maybe i will see you when u are in India

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