HORIZON
From home you have reached
the Horizon here.
From here to another
here you go.
From there to the next
next to the next
horizon to horizon
every step is a horizon.
Count the steps
and keep the number.
Pick the white pebbles
and the funny strange leaves.
Mark the curves
and cliffs around
for you may need
to come home again.
- Tenzin Tsundue

In 1959, amongst political turmoil and religious persecution, the 14th Dalai Lama fled from Tibet over the Himalayas into India. The Prime Minister of India gave him permission to settle his people and establish their government in exile in McLeod Ganj. Today there are an estimated 150,000 Tibetans living outside of their country, the majority of which in India.

There is an urgency in their efforts to preserve Tibetan identity, language and traditions as young Tibetans, born outside of their homeland or inside Tibet under Chinese rule, are marginalized and their culture diluted.