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... us to do together on this project. I also came to prepare and go into retreat for an Intro to Buddhism course at Tushita Meditation Center, a Tibetan Buddhist center for study and practice. We arrived at the top of the green rolling mountain at about 6am in the morning and popped into the chai stand which is right next to the Vipassana (Theravadin Buddhist) meditation center which is right next to the winding wooded drive to Tushita. After chai we decided to find a place to ...
... north through a Military base until we reached the small, quiet town of McCleodganj. It was a very bumpy ride when we passed through the town centre and there were loads of travellers about. We drove for a further 15 minutes along a dirt track (at breath-taking speeds again) until we reached a small temple with a flight of stone steps heading up the one side. We unloaded our bags here and ascended the steps until we reached our Base Camp lodgings for the evening. It ...
... stupidity then I don't know what is!
And so we moved from Kashmir into Himachel Pradesh. This is still in the Himalayas which is good - I'm certainly in no rush to leave the mountains. Although we only arrived this afternoon, I have a feeling I'm really going to like it here. There's many more tourists, lots to do and more fascinating people to meet and stories to hear. McLeod Ganj is the home of the Tibetan government in exile and the Dalai Lama. We ...
... you gotta be ******* kidding me!! Ha! Anyways, that night laying down relaxed in bed, I really focused my attention on my upper lip again - and voila - my whole body was full of a strange tingly sensation. I was able to move the sensations around at will. It was pretty cool. I went to bed, feeling a little relieved and hoping for a more "interesting" day on Day 9. Day 9: Strangely, during this meditation course, I didn't need much sleep. This day I woke up at ...
... how it's run, the day to day lives of the children, how they arrive at the school, HH the Dali Lama, the situation in Tibet and the plight of the Tibetan people. Many of the children at the center are orphans or semi orphans, they have often been smuggled out of Tibet by smugglers, sent by their families for a better life sometimes knowing only their names. They are cared for by TCV until they reach adulthood hoping that their family might one day come and ...