His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama:
Patron, Drukpa Trust
|"The idea of having a modern school which lays equal importance on preserving the valuable aspects of a traditional culture is very encouraging. I have always believed in giving equal importance to both modern, scientific knowledge and traditional Buddhist culture. A proper synthesis can give rise to positive result."|
His Holiness Gyalwang Drukpa:
Founder, Druk White Lotus School
|"We should think about a development that gives us a pleasant future, progress that gives a pleasant and prosperous future for us, our children and grandchildren, generation-to-generation, without losing our culture and religion."
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Druk White Lotus School Patrons:
|Richard Gere is an American film actor, a well-known Buddhist, and an active supporter of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a keen supporter of Tibetan cultural preservation.|
Joanna Lumley OBE FRGS:
Joanna Lumley is a British actress who was born in Kashmir. She is a campaigner for the preservation of Tibetan culture and has an interest in and concern about environmental matters, sponsoring the Joanna Lumley Fellowship in Environmental Science at the University of Oxford.
The Viscount & Viscountess Cowdray:
"We are pleased to support the good work of the Druk White Lotus School. The Ladakhi children benefit hugely from the school, in communities where schooling would otherwise not be available. We are glad to see the school growing in strength and number since its beginning in 2001 and continue to fund raise on their behalf".
The Rt. Hon. the Dowager Countess Cawdor:
|Countess Cawdor is an enthusiastic supporter of DWLS and is keen to see the school extend into further education territory.|
One of the most influential rock bands of all time, the Yardbirds launched the careers of Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. In their current line-up, with original member James McCarty, the Yardbirds have played several gigs for the benefit of Druk White Lotus School.
Donovan Philips Leitch:
Donovan has been involved with the school for many years, even visiting the site in Shey before construction started. He was the featured artist in January 2008 for the first "Sounds of Our Times" radio concert in New York. Druk White Lotus School was his charity of choice.