Monthly Archives: March 2012

More on Vipassana

August 5, 2010 I am supposed to be meditating.  but so many thoughts run through my mind.  My mouth is silent, but my mind, well, my mind is not so easy to silence.  It will take more than simple determination.  … Continue reading

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Silence of the mouth and chatter of the mind – Vipassana Notes

August 1, 2010 Dear all, I am out of Vipassana.  It has been a week now.  Exactly, since the end of Vipassana.  There is so much to say.  So many things I thought of as I sat, my mouth silent … Continue reading

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Leaving Kathmandu again

July, 2010 Dear Mum and Dad, I’m sitting in a little cyber cafe in Thamel with a day full of social engagements to make.  Jon’s pawing through a little bookshop close by, but I was feeling a little worn out … Continue reading

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Post-Vipassana notes

Late July, 2010 Dear mum and dad Hi!  I have so much to share with you.  I spent ten hard days of hard work: 4:00 am wake-up and 9;00 pm to bed with 10 hours of meditation in between, meals, … Continue reading

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Embarking: a pilgrimage of sorts

07.13.10 Dear All, Hi from Kathmandu – a gray day, the air heavy with moisture.  Perhaps the rain will fall this afternoon, as it has done the past few days. The monsoon should have begun about two weeks ago, but … Continue reading

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Kathmandu monsoons

July 10, 2010 Dear mum and dad, hi!  I was up bright and early this morning thinking I would give you a call, but it was raining hard and the close-by phone place was closed.  Five minutes out, and the … Continue reading

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World Cup to Vipassana

July 10, 2010 Dear Mum and Dad, Thanks for the wonderful emails!  It’s so good to hear from youalways.  Always always.  Smile.  It sounds like you had a wonderful visit with Dan, Nancy Jenny and Jonathan.  Jenny and I actually … Continue reading

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a quiet moment in Kathmandu….

July 9, 2010 …Sort of.  Though there have been plenty of those these past days, busy though they are.  Jon and I are meditating regularly in the mornings, which feels wonderful.  And I am about to embark on a Vipassana … Continue reading

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New Delhi heat

June 30, 2010 Dear Mum, Dad and Mandla, What fun it was to see all of you on Sunday in New York!  Mandla, The Ugly Sweaters looked and sounded great!  Smile.  And how lovely to get to spend brunch and … Continue reading

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The Land of Ladyslippers

In June of 2010, Jonathan our friend Alden and I took a backpacking trip in the White Mountains.  I don’t have anything written about it, but it was a most delightful trip – the White Mountains are one of my … Continue reading

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