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Out the Monastery Gates and Crashing a Nepalese Wedding Party

Yesterday was an epic day. 30 days of meditation, lessons on Tibetan Buddhism and cultivating great energy came to an end. The memories and lessons will forever remain and I can not wait to share more in the near future.

thanking our teacher Don

The contrast from going from this sort of tranquility to a Nepalese wedding in Boudha is what we needed. It was a sensory overload, but I wouldn’t have it any other way It was a great opportunity to be a part of these festivities.  Here are some pics from the last day and the first day of the rest of my life. 

chicken on his head
Bittersweet, but happy for next step

 

bride carried on grooms back
 
  
part of discussion group 9
 
 
Silent Roommates
 
 
I am forever grateful for having this opportunity, which really made me realize a lot of my habits and thought processing. We were put under extreme conditions of detachment from our object desires, where 9 days we were actually going off on one meal a day. Of course there were moments where I wanted to escape my body and mind. It was not easy, but it just proved to me that once you put your mind to something, it can be done. Today, though I’m realizing that it can be so easy falling off a routine. In any case, I am embracing the change and loving the mind of positivity rather than the negativity. Looking forward to more  writing in the future, but for now I’m going to let it all seap in. 

last monastery meal

More to come . . . 

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4 thoughts on “Out the Monastery Gates and Crashing a Nepalese Wedding Party

  1. Sounds incredible! Was this your first meditation retreat or had you done shorter ones in the past? We were looking at a few options in South East Asia but this long seems daunting, if amazing!

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