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North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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From Lakes to Mountains

Laura Chase, Participant

Jullay!   Early this morning we left beautiful Tso Pema, a mountain refuge that had become our familiar home and orientation site for several days. We were sad to leave our friendly “chai guy,” our favorite cafe, the dogs we had......Read More

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North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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Everything is holy!

Priya Subberwal, Participant

Yak of the Week

“Everything is holy! Everybody’s holy! Everywhere is holy! Everyday is in eternity! Everyman’s an angel!” This is an Allen Ginsberg quote that has always stuck with me, but I must confess I never truly understood. It felt like a bit......Read More

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Namaste!

Instructors, Instructor

Namaste family and fiends of our North India Dragons! After a hot, fun day in Delhi where we enjoyed ice cream for Joelle’s birthday, the group (except for Nishal who we sorely missed) took a sleeper train north into the foothills of the......Read More

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Nishal in Delhi

Saurabh, Instructor

Namaste everyone~ Nishal has arrived in Delhi and we are really happy to finally meet the last member of our family and start our beautiful pilgrimage journey toward the Himalayas. More to come from Tso Pema. Thank you...Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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Future

Mark P., Participant

Enjoy this wonderful adventure and experience kids….. a point in your lives that may direct your future and play a big part on how you will succeed in life!!! A big big thanks to the awesome guides, friends and families that will welcome you......Read More

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Joelle Arrives in Delhi!

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Joelle has officially arrived in Delhi, India!!! She is in great spirits, filled with joy, and excited to join the group and be a part of this exciting experience. It’s time to catch the dream train before we start exploring northern India.......Read More

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Here We Go!

Laura Chase, Instructor

And we are off! With many flight delays and a few hiccups, some of the group is off to Delhi. We are excited to have Priya, Nishal, and Joelle join us and for Saurabh and Hemant to welcome us in just a plane ride away! We will post when we get......Read More

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Some Thoughts Before the Journey

Laura Chase, Instructor

Dear students, The three of us have just wrapped up our orientation in the majestic mountains of California. Together with our program director and other admin team members, we have been building the foundation to a magical program for all of us to......Read More

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Dragons 1-Minute Visual-Story Contest

Christina, Dragons Admin

Hello Summer Students! We've just decided to host our first ever "1-Minute Visual Story" Contest in addition to our regular end-of-program Photo Contest. Here's the details......Read More

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Introducing Myself

Bess Haugh, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Bess, I’m 18 from Albuquerque, New Mexico and I just graduated high school. I have never left the U.S. before but I have been wanting to for years, so I’m incredibly excited about this trip. I love backpacking,......Read More

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North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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Introducing Myself

Alec Eyl, Participant

Hi everyone, My name is Alec Eyl (eye-yul) and I am one of the students going on the 6 week North India trip. I’m an 18 year-old and live in Boulder, Colorado. My hobbies include hiking, camping, skiing, woodworking, astronomy, and working on......Read More

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Introducing Myself

India Haber, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is India (I have no connections with the country of India whatsoever), I’m 18, and I’m from Denver, Colorado. I love all things outdoors like hiking, backpacking, rafting, etc. Above all, I love traveling. I was a......Read More

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Introducing Myself

Lane Henry, Participant

Hey everyone, I’m Lane Henry. I’m from New York City originally, but I lived in New Zealand for 12 years and Switzerland for 1. My interests are skiing, art, yoga, and sādhanā. Looking forward to experiencing India with you all....Read More