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Thank you Hun Lye for tagging me in this photo (and therefore making it available on Facebook). I am in the front row with a purple shirt, khata and khaki-colored hat. This picture with Lama Jorphel (Drupon Sonam Jorphel) of Lamayuru Monastery seems to sum up my experience in Ladakh – it was a pilgrimage first and foremost which meant purification, attending holy sites (and authentic lamas who rarely make it to the U.S.) and experiencing a strange, new world.
It is my intention to cover more of last year’s pilgrimage before school resumes in late August. And speaking of school resuming, I have been asked by several clients and friends recently when / if I will be teaching again. I have been on a self-imposed sabbatical, primarily due to inner processing needs. And due to several of my teachers asking me to pause and ask the question – are you walking your talk? Upon reflection, no, indeed I was not. I am getting closer though – authenticity is a fickle accomplishment at first, but then I think it gets easier with practice.