Surfaced in Dharamsala

Trip Start Mar 08, 2009
Trip End May 10, 2009

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Siddarth House

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

I have surfaced here in Mcleodganj-Dharamsala after 2 survival days in Delhi and an night train/epic taxi ride up into the mountains.
I feel like Ive lived 100 days in the past week. 25 hours of flying and a complete reversal of day and night, can really mess you up!
Where do I begin with the story telling?
I will start with the current situation. 1st full day of yoga course, up at 5:30 for a cowgirl shower, and morning pages (journalling)... meditation class starts at 6:30 sharp! Chanting , and silence for 1 hr, then 2 hours of asana (what we call yoga), then break for breakfst. After, 2 hour philosopy, then meditation academics, then more asana... finish at 6:30 (with a break for lunch in there too).
all this in a setting of rugged Himalayan foothills, steep green valleys dotted with temples and prayer flags. The town in a mosaic of Tibetans (monks, nuns and townspeople, Indians, and a lot of tourists!... some of whom are also monks and nuns.)
I have to get going as the internet shop is closing... will return soon!
Health is good, hope also with you!
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