Former student Soepa’s Testimonial
My name is Kunchok Zopa. I came to Dharamsala from Tibet in 1999. I studied in monastery for six years. When I came first here I didn’t know how to write and read English. Moreover I couldn’t speak English. “Where are you from or how are you?” came out of my throat as well as possible. I joined a conversation class and it was humiliating because of a question and answer among the student. After those three weeks I practiced just simple English very often and I met gentle foreign teachers in Lha. Therefore, I can write my feelings on paper and about myself. I am also very glad to get a scholarship from my high marks: 93% test in intermediate computers on 5 July 2006. But I didn’t know how to write an essay very well, and religious words and other political things. I thought it doesn’t matter. If I want to become an educated person in English. It will take time because I read many history and religious story books. An educated person studies for a long time and studies very hard. I never found a lazy person who studied for a short time and became a great and honoured person. Now I know how to write and speak English for two and half years. That I feel is a great honor to me, but of course the chief honor is to Lha. There are nice rules, gentle staff and good teachers from different countries. Hereby I thank the teachers and those who are supporters of Lha. If I studied English before, I would know English very well so I want to learn it with my regular study of Buddhism. Moreover, whoever wants to learn about Buddhism I can now introduce it in English.
by Zopa, 22/9/2007.