Buddhists believe the most
secure way to store merit from a deed is to make a dedication.
A Lama once said that making a dedication is like depositing your
money in a bank. The money is your; banking means for your own
I hereby dedicate this website
to Senge Tenzin Rinpoche, the members of Kailashzone, and the
people of the Kailash regions.
To make this website, Senge
Tenzin Rinpoche and Tashi Kailash arranged somewhere for me to
stay in Kathmandu, Limi Palyang to cook for me and the use of
a good computer. For four months, I collected all the information
in this website from many people, books and websites. Here, I
would like to thank all these people who helped me with this work.
I owe inexpressible appreciation
to Margaret Wyllie, from Scotland. She spent many hours proof-reading
and editing most of my writing. All language mistakes and misinterpretations
of ideas in this website are due to my lack of knowledge and I
apologize for it. To say a bit more about Margaret: initially,
she was the person who introduced me to Jewel & Esk Valley
College in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I was offered a free place
to study English Language for a year. When I got to the college,
she was my English Language teacher. Now, I feel myself truly
fortunate and grateful that I have met her and was able to learn
English from her.
My thanks go also to James
Walker, from America, who gave me a lot of technical support.
Last, but certainly not least,
I would like to thank Stuart Findlay and Claire McNaughton, from
Scotland, although they are not directly involved in this website.
They were my sponsors, who produced all the documents I needed
to go to Scotland from India. Once I was in Edinburgh, for two
complete years they provided a room and food free of charge. Because
of them, I was able to improve my English and, more importantly,
I had the most wonderful opportunity of my life to see and experience
much of the western world. It was great to have the opportunity
to stay in a developed country. Everything appears to work so
efficiently. I learned so much that makes me feel as if I know
My name Tashi Wangdue. I was
born in 1973 in Purang. When I was young, I went to my village
school for about two years and learned a bit of reading and writing
in Tibetan. Then, until I was 18, I lived as a farmer growing
barley to make Tsampa (roasted barley flour), which is the main
diet of the Tibetan people, and looking after our domestic aminals,
including horses, cows and goats.
I left Tibet in 1992 and came
to India. For about two and a half years, I studied in two different
schools, namely the Transit School and the Youth Education Centre,
in Dharamshala, northern India. From 1997 to 2000, I worked for
KhanaNirvana, an American cafe in McLeod, the exile capital city
of Tibet in northern India. In the cafe, I learned skills such
as waiting at table, cafe management, and computing, including
desktop publishing and web design.
I went to Scotland for two
years from 2001 to 2003. The first year, I took a course in English
as a Foreign Language and the second year, I studied Tourism.
While I was in Scotland, I worked as a part-time crew member in
a McDonald's Restaurant - once I won "Crew of the Month"!