Our Tashi Delek-assistant Kathleen Morris in Ka Nying-Monastery in Kathmandu has sent these pictures:

From time to time I would see this little kid’s photo among the pics I took of the dozens of new monks ordained in 2016, and wonder what became of this scruffy little tyke who looks so anxious, unwashed and like he’s scratching a flea.

Well, here he is 3 years later in his class photo, well-dressed and looking like a proper studious monk. What a difference a few good meals, good hygiene and an education can make!!