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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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Ministry as Collage

Thandiwe Gobledale Spring 2010 Ministry: A Collage Ministry.  What is it?  How do we do it?  Ministry, as I understand it, can be done anywhere by anyone.  As I think of ministry for myself, I cannot extricate my idea of … Continue reading

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A time-line of my life

Bonus Page 2: A timeline of Thandiwe’s life June 7 1984 – December 1990: South Africa (mostly Mfanefile in rural KwaZulu Natal) December 1990 – August 1994: Concord and Franklin New Hampshire (1st – 4th grade) August 1994 – April … Continue reading

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