January 25, 2018

15 January (01 Magh): Maghe Sankranti

                  Maghe Sankranti, also known as Makkar Sankranti, marks the end of the religiously  inauspicious month of Poush, and the beginning of the very auspicious month of Magh. While it is celebrated on the date of the wint...

January 19, 2018

Two teams of Cardoner Project Volunteers -- the Two Wolves Abroad Program have headed to the hills -- three to Sindhuli and three to Dhading. They did an 8-day orientation and language training in Kathmandu before leaving for their assignments.

January 16, 2018

Shortly after Christmas students from St Ignatius College, Riverview, in Sydney, Australia, traveled to Nepal for three week long immersion program. They volunteered with Mother Theresa's Missionaries of Charities, visited important cultural and religious sites, and th...

April 10, 2017

Sunday, April 9th, was Mahavir Jayanti, or Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, which celebrates the birth of Vardhamana Mahavir --  the Jina (“Conqueror”).

Mahavir was an elder contemporary of the Buddha and founded a religious tradition – Jainism – with many similarities to Buddhi...

March 26, 2017

Rangjung Yeshe Institute, which is also the Kathmandu University Centre for Buddhist Studies, celebrated its 20th anniversary this past weekend with a two-day conference on Transnational Buddhism. The participants heard presentations form 14 speakers, including two of...

March 24, 2017

In conjunction with RYI's Symposium 2017, Professor Jonardon Ganeri FBA, a great friend of Desideri House, brought a pioneering group of his New York University-Abu Dhabi philosophy students to Nepal for a short but rewarding intercultural immersion. The students had i...

January 12, 2017

St Ignatius' College, Riverview in Sydney, Australia, has a long history of sending students to Nepal each winter (summer down under) for intercultural immersion programs. For the past few years, Fr Jack McLain SJ has led a second contingent of Riverview students to Ka...

December 21, 2016

For the fifth year running The Cardoner Project, a Jesuit program based in Sydney, Australia, came to Kathmandu for a successful service-learning and immersion program. Programs, rather. On December 6th, two groups, comprising 31 members, arrived for a 15 day stay. All...

October 30, 2016

Friday, 28 October, marked the beginning of Tihar, the Nepali version of the season known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali or Dipawali, throughout the Hindu world.  Newars call this festival Swanti.

Friday, 28 Oct, is Kag Tihar, or Crow Puja. On this day food offerings...

October 1, 2016

Saturday, October 1st, marked the beginning of Bada Dashain, Nepal’s most important Hindu festival. Lasting a total of 15 days, it is also known as Dashara, Navaratri & Durga Puja.

01 October, Saturday: Ghatasthapana (Navaratri Arambha, Beginning of the Nine Nights)

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