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2010: Scaling Up

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  • A Worthwhile Endeavor

    September 9th, 2010  |  by  |  published in 2010: Scaling Up, Local Culture, The Visitor's Center

    Returning to Ladakh a second time I began noticing things.  There were still the stunning vistas of the snow-capped Ladakh […]

    The Sum of Interactions

    September 9th, 2010  |  by  |  published in 2010: Scaling Up, Local Culture

    We were going to Northern India, Leh, for a month.  Shortly before I left, a friend pointed out that a […]

    Leh-Shey Flood Update

    August 18th, 2010  |  by  |  published in 2010: Scaling Up, Local Culture, The Visitor's Center

    We send our thoughts to the families of several hundred lives lost and over five hundred still missing.

    Please monitor DWLS.org for updates on the Druk White Lotus School and its students…

    Tensility and the Commonwealth Pavilion

    July 23rd, 2010  |  by  |  published in 2010: Scaling Up, The Commonwealth Pavilion

    We’d been hoping that whatever mountain specter that has been hanging over our sewing machines would tire of its play and allow us to get some work done.

    Making Momos with the Nuns

    July 23rd, 2010  |  by  |  published in 2010: Scaling Up, The Commonwealth Pavilion

    The nuns are super sweet and totally rock the shaved head look, but alas, they have not been to restaurant school.

    Now to slap a roof on it…

    July 23rd, 2010  |  by  |  published in 2010: Scaling Up, The Visitor's Center

    With the major landmark of the bond beam completed – and the aches and bruises to prove it – we have been able to move into roof construction.

    The Big Day: Concrete Bond Beam Pour

    July 23rd, 2010  |  by  |  published in 2010: Scaling Up, The Visitor's Center

    An air of achievement and contentment surrounded us on the bus trip home, as did backaches, sunburns, and blisters.

    Construction has commenced!

    July 21st, 2010  |  by  |  published in 2010: Scaling Up, The Visitor's Center

    As our 30 cm thick walls began to grow, we learned that laying brick is deceptive: it’s much harder than it looks.

    Beginning to design in Ladakh India!

    July 18th, 2010  |  by  |  published in 2010: Scaling Up, Local Culture, The Visitor's Center

    Three short weeks have passed since we all gathered in Ladakh to begin acclimatizing to the altitude and designing our building.