Podcast: Episode 51: Pema Dorjee: Tibetan Children’s Villages

Podcast: Episode 51: Pema Dorjee: Tibetan Children’s Villages

April 30, 2019

Description: In this episode, guest host Isa Gucciardi, interviews the venerable Tibetan Buddhist monk and teacher, Geshe Pema Dorjee. Geshe Pema Dorjee is a tireless advocate of the poor and disenfranchised in Nepal and India, especially children. He has dedicated his life to helping stop human trafficking and travels the world to raise funds for his many altruistic projects and often brings those funds to remote villages, which sometimes requires days of walking to the final destination.

Geshe Pema Dorje was the Director of the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Dharamsala for many years and has helped thousands of displaced children gain an education and find their way. In 1995, he became the first Principal of the College for Higher Tibetan Studies and in 2001, His Holiness the Dalai Lama asked him to revive and promote the Bodong tradition of Tibet, and he became the founder and Director of the Bodong Research and Publication Center.

In the first segment Isa talks to Geshe Pema Dorjee about his work with the children of Tibet and his latest projects. And in the second segment, taken from a previously recorded talk, Geshela describes what it was like being a young child escaping from Tibet with his family in the 1950s, and arriving in Nepal with nothing.

To learn more about Geshela and his many worthy projects, visit buddhistcharity.org. To learn more about author and teacher Isa Gucciardi, visit isagucciardi.org.