Monthly Archives: June 2015

Swimming

I love swimming. I swim in the ocean, the pool at the YMCA, hotel pools, anywhere there is water, that’s where I’ll be—swimming. Today I’m back at the Imperial Hotel in New Delhi. The pool is glorious and it’s really … Continue reading

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Strangers

Sitting on the plane from Kathmandu to New Delhi, my hubby on one side of me and a stranger on the other. He looks like a hippie; shorts, t-shirt, long hair, beard, sun-beaten hat and Jesus sandals. We exchange “Hi!” … Continue reading

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Photo

Tashi, our Everest guide told us he once took a group of Chinese officials on a tour which included a Tibetan hotel outside of Tibet. It had a large photo of the Dalai Lama in the reception area. As soon … Continue reading

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Everest

What a sight, what a night, what a delight. We arrived at Everest Base Camp exhausted after a long day driving through mountain passes, destroyed monasteries and Tibetan farmers plowing their fields with Yaks. We stopped by one of the … Continue reading

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Tashi

What a lovely man. When we first met, he said, “Never keep anything in your heart—always bring it out so your heart is open.” I had forgotten this for a moment until they were talking in the front of the … Continue reading

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War

One of the wonderful things about Buddhists is their compassion and focus on world peace. Even though Tibet was taken over by the Chinese in 1959, and even though thousands were massacred and temples destroyed, the Tibetan people pray for … Continue reading

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Jobs

I never thought to be asked about Steve Jobs by our Tibetan guide Tashi, but one day he asked, “Who invented the i-phone?” We answered, Steve Jobs. “He very good man.” Tashi said smiling. And he held up his i-phone … Continue reading

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Soul

You’ve likely heard of soul groups. New souls and old souls; soul mates and soul families. Today our guide said, “We are in the same family.” And you my friend, since you are reading these words right now are also … Continue reading

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Beloved

We visited a small temple in the Barkhor square near the Potala Palace.  It was down a narrow side street and through a doorway where vendors sell tea in bottles and dry tea wrapped in straw bundles. We went along … Continue reading

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Compassion

The Potala is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama—that’s what we’ve just walked up. It is a temple to beat all temples; the grandest temple of all. Many Dali Lama’s are buried there. Everywhere it’s colorful, gold, green, blue, … Continue reading

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