“I think Tibetan culture and tradition has a lot to offer, and I think a lot to offer in terms of really making…this world a better place for everyone.”
Thondup Tsering is the co-founder and owner of Lhasa Café in Northampton, Massachusetts, as well as a Residence Hall Director at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was born in Saka, western Tibet. As a child, Tsering and his family left Tibet for India, crossing the Himalayas on foot. He has earned a Master’s degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In this interview, Tsering discusses growing up in the Tibetan Children’s Village in Dharamsala, India, the challenges of his early days in the United States, and how he came to open the area’s only Tibetan restaurant.
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