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Nepal: Ashrams and Artisans - January

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Hello from Ulla

Ulla Larsen, Participant

Hello everyone! I live in Brookline, MA. I have two adult children. One is a Dragons instructor who led the Mekong semester this past fall and encouraged me to join this program. I am originally from Denmark, but at this point I have spent 35+ years......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Ashrams and Artisans - January

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Participant Introduction

Mika Chin, Participant

Oh my goodness!  I’m leaving for Nepal in a week!  I’m at the stage where I’m less excited and more nervous.  This means I’ll be leaving my family and going out on my own for the first time since I got married and had......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Ashrams and Artisans - January

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Hello/Introduction : )

Lina, Participant

Hello, nice to meet you all! My name is Lina, and I’ll be traveling from Los Angeles, CA. I was born in Iraq and lived in England before moving to the United States. Because I don’t have the privilege of finding “home” in the......Read More

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Welcome to the Yak Board

Adult Program Directors, Dragons Admin

Dear Ashrams and Artisans 2018 participants, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your Yak Board as an online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course, your instructors will use the board to......Read More

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Gratitude

Caroline, Participant

Yak of the Week

We came across this painted sign in Panauti as we completed a day hike from Namobuddha through small villages and rice fields. Gratitude is what I feel during these final days in Nepal. Gratitude for so many things… Mark and I both saying......Read More

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Rhythms Unaware

Mark, Participant

Yak of the Week

On our last morning in Nepal, in ancient Bhaktapur, our carved wooden oval window looks over a scene of deeply rooted patterns and a rhythm of life that’s as unfamiliar to us as it is automatic to Newari’s here. How profoundly their or......Read More

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A World Perspective

Cheryl, Participant

Yesterday I went downtown to do a little local traveling as if I were on a Dragons trip; part of my re-entry plan!  There’s so much of DC I simply haven’t explored. Under bright blue skies, I ended up at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial,......Read More

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A Wrinkle in Time

Cheryl, Participant

So, I returned last Sunday, along with Darrel, sadly leaving the rest of our group and beautiful Nepal behind.   Ashrams and Artisans was a breathtaking, beautiful, inspiring and challenging trip. Our days were so richly full that I am still......Read More

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Time Is Always Time

Mark, Participant

A week after our Artisans And Ashrams group graduated and our adventures ended, Caroline and I are still in Nepal extending and assimilating what we learned with our fellow Dragons. We are eating dal bhat as well as global foods. I am wearing my......Read More

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Embrace The Detours

Mark, Participant

Each of us on this trip almost didn’t come. It was a detour from our normal flow. But we plunged in anyway and every day has held unexpected great adventures like a first run on a complex and fascinating river. We’ve used the metaphor of......Read More

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Life Faces

Mark, Participant

I love Nepal as much for the incredible ice melting grins and faces lined with life spirit as for it’s top of the world mountains. Cameras don’t do justice. A joke, a toothy ear to ear grin or just deep lines of life like rings on an......Read More

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Intangible Dragon Elixir

Mark, Participant

Yak of the Week

I’m so appreciative of my fellow Dragons on this trip! As years pass, I’m generally more aware of the fascinating & unique fruit of which each human being seems to consist once they are peeled to whats deeper and beneath. It’s......Read More

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Yoga and Karma Yoga

Claire and Amrit, Instructor

We can barely believe that our time at the ashram has already nearly come to an end. We have meditated, chanted and practiced yoga. We have learned about subjects as diverse as philosophy, organic farming and Nepali dancing. We have avidly discussed......Read More