Back to Civilization :)
Lara and her homestay father
so, it has now been a few days back into the rush and noise of our modern world. While it is nice to be back, I miss the predictability and pace of life of retreat. The 10 day silent meditation retreat was profound for me on many levels. I wasn't sure what to expect going into it, but I am immeasurably glad that we all decided to do it!
I am also extremely happy and excited for our time here in Dharamsala. I am enjoying mountain life, and the absense of too much crazy driving and rickshaws! It is also nice and cool here, while I think most of india is heating up. I am really looking forward to our guest speakers and excursions, allowing us all to develop a better understanding of the Tibetan issue, which is ever present here in Dharamsala. I am also content with my independant study projects for this stage of the trip, two hours of pretty intense yoga every afternoon, and sewing traditional tibetan clothing with my host mother, my Amala. I hope that what I make is wearable, I am not too experienced in sewing! :)
I guess I don't have as much to say today as I thought I did... well, I hope everybody in Albuquerque (if anybody knows about this blog) are doing well!