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Back in the USA

Heidi Fishman, Participant

I saw a tired and happy group arrive in New York.  There were lots of hugs as the group headed off to their various continuing travel arrangements....Read More

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Reflecting…

Team Him A, Participant

In Nepal I learned……. How to plough a field properly, to strike a solid curve into silver, to fill my pack lightly and efficiently, to navigate an unfamiliar city alone, to talk to strangers in broken language and to put a studied......Read More

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In Nepal I witnessed…..

Himalaya A Group, Participant

In Nepal I witnessed….. That the “developing” colonized world is dramatically affecting a large amount of the population of humanity. (Ben) How important community really is in the development of people. (Tomas ) A slower pace of life, one......Read More

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Transference

Him A Team, Instructor

Can it really be almost over? Sitting in the ancient Newari hilltop of Bandipur we begin Transference. Transference is a time to look back. To remember the good memories, the difficult ones, and the times where we struggled but persevered. In these......Read More

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Return International Group Flight Information

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2018 Nepal Group A Semester Families, It is hard to believe that 3 months have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you......Read More

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Photos

Team Him A, Instructor

Picture of the Week

Dear friends and families, Here are some photographs which were taken just before we left our village homestay for the trek and some during the trek. We hope you enjoy them! Regards Team Him A

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Sikles

Him A, Instructor

We are currently camped just outside the picturesque village of Sikles as we stare up at the massive Lamjung Himal which towers over us. It is currently day 13 of our 15 days trek east along the southern Annapurna range. Two days ago we left from......Read More

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Himal A-n trekking.

Aditya Shrestha, Participant

Hello all, We are on the 7th day of our trek and after cutting through numerous beautiful valleys and mountains, we made it to Mardi Himal high camp (3500 mtrs) and back. Currently we are at a small hamlet called Siding, located at an altitude of......Read More

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Him A off on trek

Dragons Admin, Participant

Dear family and friends of the Him A group, Last night, the group celebrated their stay in their rural homestay with a big farewell party, giving the students an opportunity to host the families that had been hosting them for the past 9 days. Before......Read More

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A Look Into Life at the Monastery

Emily Fishman, Participant

We started out on a three day trek on the way to the monastery. It was so beautiful and rewarding.. After each day of hiking I felt so accomplished to have reached our destination with delicious food waiting for us. The second day was the most......Read More

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On Words, Gratitude and Teachings at Namo Buddha...

Jacqueline Bengtson, Participant

I write to you to reflect upon an experience that I simply cannot put into words. Words… We have become so dependent on words and we have found great comfort in the ability to speak. Furthermore, because of this, we take speech for granted and......Read More

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Taking Refuge

Aaron Lee, Participant

Atop the terraced valleys, Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery at the holy site of Namo Buddha rises above the hills with its golden roofs and patterned red walls. After a short three-day trek (or pilgrimage), a few days of silence, meditation, and......Read More

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Transformations

Choochy, Participant

It’s all the little things combined that show personal growth. Honestly I feel we spend too much time searching for the mind-blowing changes in ourselves that we miss the little details that really matter. Coming from a background of plain and......Read More

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On Languages, Silence, Existence and more!

Silas Brainard, Participant

Exhausted, after hiking the nine and a half hours from Nagarkot, Hotel at the End of the Universe, to Dhulikhel, where we had had our orientation, I was happily surprised to be greeted by another familiar face, Ellen, who had taught yoga to me and......Read More

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A day in the monastery

Emilia Diaz, Participant

5:30 a.m. Wake up for morning puja, entering the monastery eyes heavy. The chanting of young monks vibrates through the echoing room, walls laden in gold, red, and various floating deities. 7:00 a.m. Breakfast. It’s the familiar smell of......Read More