Category Archives: Nepal

My spiritual journey

Thandiwe AmyHelen Gobledale November 24, 2009 Chapter: Why I’m Here and What I Bring Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrica Maluphakanyis’ udumolwayo Izwa imithandazo yethu Nkosi sikelela thina usapholwayo I remember watching you, you would have been all of five and a half … Continue reading

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Light, my light!

9.08.09 Light, my light, the world-filling light, the eye-kissing light, heart-sweetening light! Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the centre of my life; the light strikes, my darling, the chords of my love; the sky opens, the wind runs … Continue reading

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To Alden (Part 1)

Alden, I’m sitting in my new room in Chicago having moved into it somewhat – I’ve set my computer up and hooked up to the internet; I have my bed made and my bedside table set up with photos, a … Continue reading

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Laxmi’s Dance

Merry Christmas!  These are some of my favorite photographs from my trip with the dZi foundation to Solukhumbu.  The dancer is a young student named Laxmi Rai.  This dance was incredible!!

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Shhh! No laughing in the library!

July 31, 2009 Alden – You almost made me laugh VERY loudly in a library that’s definitely NOT designed for loud laughing.  Grin.  Thanks for your email.  It’s good to hear from you and know that you’re still alive and … Continue reading

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Solukhumbu and Khotang Bonus photographs

Rai Mother and Child dZi Foundation sponsored my trip to Solukhumbu and Khotang and aided with the toilet project, the development of school PTAs (Parent-Teacher Associations), the distribution of scholarships and the construction of school buildings.

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And now I’m back to let you know I can really shake ’em down!

July 22, 2009 Ah.  The good old US of A.  And I am here in it once again.  It feels strange and strangely good to be back – I’ve had the moments where it’s felt like I didn’t leave, but … Continue reading

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figuring out life (and other minor details)

7/24/09 timi kasto chhau (how are you)?  ke gardaichhau (what are you up to)?  I am so curious about how you are and how life is – moving, work, your family back in Balkot, missing mat, being in kathmandu, all … Continue reading

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uncomplicatedly

11 July, 2009 I’m in the office, and it’s a beautiful morning in Kathmandu.  We went to Bishu-ji’s yesterday evening, which was lovely.  She was so happy to see Nicky and Nicky to see her.  I think today will be … Continue reading

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A Humid Glaze to the Kathmandu air

July 16, 2009 Dear Mum and Dad, Hi!  It’s another hot sunny morning in kathmandu, there’s a humid glaze to the air today.  We haven’t really gotten as much rain as we need – the rice fields are pretty dry … Continue reading

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