From Ms. Hutcheson and Ms. Kasevich...
I (Ms. Kasevich) am awed by the way Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam collide in a harmonious way. The mountains inspire humans in the quest for liberation and enlightenment. The girls have been so engaged, asking thoughtful questions to Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist scholars who we have had the privilege to meet. “Patience and flexibility” is our mantra!
(Ms. Hutcheson) Being here and visiting a mosque and Hindu temples has brought out the collective experience of Muslim worship and the individual practice of Hinduism. It was clarified for me! What a privilege to explore faith and practice with these marvelous young women. I can’t wait to see how they will share their experience with the Nightingale community. Ms. Kasevich reflects that this is experiential learning at its best!
The young women have been impressive in dealing with surprises and the inevitable ups and downs of travel in India. What a joy to watch these confident young women leave the hotel with their Tibetan mothers (ama-la) this evening, ready to start their first night of homestays well-versed in Tibetan language and culture. We look forward to their stories of their first night over porridge and curd in the morning!
Ms. H & Ms. K