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Darjeeling Touring and Tea Tasting

August 2010 More Darjeeling photographs – of tea tasting in the Darjeeling Nilgiri Tea Room Jonathan and I were too charmed by this little boy and his buddy to say no to their offer of a horse-back ride.  I can’t … Continue reading

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Darjeeling Photographs

August 2010 Darjeeling – an old British Hill Station where the British living in the plains of India could escape the summer swelter.  Indeed, it seemed as if, no matter the time of year, the temperature was always somewhere between … Continue reading

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To my mother (about Vipassana)

August 5, 2010 Dearest mum, Thank you for your lovely long email.  It brings tears to my eyes.  You don’t often write long rambling messages like this, and it’s lovely!  Thank you.  Smile.  Vipassana!  Well, if you’re really interested, you … Continue reading

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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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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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