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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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work of a different kind

Anna G., Instructor

Often in the midst of routine we overlook some of our basic needs: to relax, to work with our hands, to look beyond the schedule we have become accustom to. For the last two days our group reconnected with some of these aspects of life at the Kevin......Read More

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Chiya with the Aunties

Anna Lucía, Participant

Patan was still an unknown city to all of us, after all we had only been there for 2 hours. We were separated into groups of 4 and with one instructor each, we got introduced to what we later know to be our daily walks through the main roads.......Read More

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Halfway Through Patan

I-Team, Instructor

Our second week of Patan is leaving us with all the feelings that come with spending extended time in one place: excitement, comfort, sickness, curiosity, tiredness, familiarity, and grounding. This week started off with a Challenge Day. The......Read More

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First Week In Patan

I-Team, Instructor

Our group has settled into home-stays for the month here in the ancient of Patan. Students have begun their independent study projects, are learning to cook Newari meals with families, and taking Nepali lessons. We are feeling grateful to finally be......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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370 Words

Meredith Levin, Participant

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, but since I have no pictures, words will have to do. During the first day of our trek, I found that my camera would not work. It complained of “insufficient battery” (it had been at......Read More

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Coming Down off the Mountains

Elli, Participant

I wake from slumber at 6:19 am, nearly 30 minutes later than the morning before- I must have needed those few extra minutes. Finished with mindless meditation through sleep, I move onto mindful meditation through yoga. I begin cross legged in the......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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Thank you!

Amy G., mama to Elli, Participant

To all participants and instructors and admin!  Your photos, words, prose…it has not only made life easier for the past month and a half, it has been inspirational! Looking forward to seeing what the second half of your journey looks like!......Read More

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Who Am I ?

Hope Murphy, Participant

Yak of the Week

I am a woman. I am a daughter and I am a sister. I am a passionate, energetic, silly, smiley, deeply curious and caring person. I have a deep burning desire in me to learn and to explore as much as the world as I possibly can. I was born from two......Read More

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Mid Course Reflections

Stuart Myers, Participant

There are many things that these past few days have revealed to me. One of them is how happy I am to be challenged in a group that has gotten along super well so far. I have felt supported the entire way without feeling like my personal space or......Read More

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River & Drawings

Elizabeth Freeland, Participant

River: As I sat at lunch, I felt something pulling me to the river. I ate fast, went out the back, and sat. Thoughts swirled into my mind at the speed of the rapids. I closed my eyes, bowed my head, and prayed. Which was a rare occurrence for me on......Read More

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What is sacred to you?

Anna Lucia, Participant

On march 16, day 10 of our trek, we where given a thinking prompt. We dedicated our first hour of trekking to be silent specifically for this prompt. And so, after the instructors told us this food for thought, one foot after the other, I started to......Read More

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Mid-Course Weekend

I-Team, Instructor

Our group has made it back to Kathmandu Valley and is resting in Bhaktapur for two days before moving into our urban home-stays in Patan. Mid-course is a time to reflect upon our previous month and a half, offer feedback to the course, one another,......Read More

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Nepal Group B is back from Trek!

Him B I-team, Instructor

Picture of the Week

We have ended our extremely fulfilling and enjoyable trek and are en route to Bhaktapur where we will be until the 25th doing our mid-course retreat. More soon, but for now enjoy these photos from our time in the mountains!

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Yak Post….Quite Literally

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

Hello, I am a Yak from the Langtang Valley and this is my post. 🙂 Pic 1 : A yak grazes in Langtang during Him B’s trek to the Langtang Valley trek. Langtang valley was one of the most heavily impacted places during the earthquake of 2015. A......Read More

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Nepal Group B Having a Great Trek!

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Hello Families and Friends, I want to update you all on the wonderful trek the group is having in Langtang Valley. Despite having to reroute their original trek plans due to weather, they are having good fortune on this trek. They have just made it......Read More