USGTC Camps Canceled

We regret to announce the cancellation of USGTC camps for the summer of 2018. The last-minute cancelation is the result of the USGTC's delayed/missing application to South Hadley's Board of Health. Mount Holyoke College recognizes the deep inconvenience this will cause families and participants who were hoping to attend the camp.

Global Images Contest 2006-2007


Janelle Matrow '07 FP

This photo was taken on a windy, rainy Himalayan day in mid-august. The nuns, adorned in their best regalia of hand sewn yellow robes, wait patiently in the cold for the arrival of their most respected guest: Karma Lekshe Tsomo. The yellow robe is called chogu and is traditionally worn on special occasions. It is made of 25 patchwork strips called namcha sewn in a design indicative of renunciation and monastic seniority. This was the only event that I witnessed the nuns in such robes. The two nuns, Montok (left) and Kasong (right), have been nuns since the age of 3 and 4. They are not only loving and devoted cousins, but they are also best friends.