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Team Nepal On the Way Home Sweet Home

Team Nepal, Instructor

Namaste Family And Friends The Nepal students have made their way through security and they’re off! The students and Nick are on their way back home. James is flying with other group members till Doha and after that he will fly to the UK from......Read More

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As I leave Nepal… I want you know...

Instructors, Instructor

Namaste friends and families! During our transference in Pharping, we talked about going home – what it means, what to expect, how to make sense of this summer in Nepal. We want to thank you to all families and friends for your support in making......Read More

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Transference Begins!

Shanti Magar, Instructor

Can it really be almost over? Sitting in the ancient Newari hilltop of Pharping 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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INTERNATIONAL RETURN GROUP FLIGHT INFORMATION

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost four weeks 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 are anxiously......Read More

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Exploring in Patan

Hayden and Isabelle, Participant

A bag of lychees was the only fuel we needed for an adventurous afternoon in Patan. Each day we had our independent study time (yoga and sarangi lessons) and were tasked with finding our way around the city. Our only resources were local people and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Memorable Moments…

Instructors, Instructor

Today we are doing an activity in which we asked students to brainstorm all of their most memorable moments from our time together, and we thought we’d share some of their responses here. Enjoy! Playing games in the airport James buying a brass......Read More

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Weekend Excursion

Instructors, Instructor

Greetings everyone! This lovely photo is of our whole group together on Sunday during our group excursion, to a Hindu ashram and spiritual community located on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Some other recent happenings have included Saturday spent all......Read More

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Settling into Urban Homestays

Instructors, Instructor

Wow, the time has been passing so quickly! We already find ourselves settling into our urban homestays in the ancient Newari city of Patan, which we reached Monday evening. This is an exciting time when students get to continue their Nepali language......Read More

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Contributions to the Community of Ale Gaun

Hayden and Isabelle, Participant

Every morning in the village, we were startled awake by the sound of chickens clucking and fires crackling. Although feeling groggy, we were encouraged to get out of bed by the smell of दुधको चिया (milk tea) and रोटि......Read More

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We Are…

Instructors, Instructor

Dear friends and family back home, As we transition from our mid-course process into the longest portion of our course, our urban homestays, we wanted to share with you from an activity that our group completed yesterday. Students were given prompts......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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When In Nepal

Amy and Lena, Participant

In Nepal, Cities lie between mountain tops and cicadas chirp louder than honking cars Green terraces hide houses made of stone, and instead of cars in the streets, animals roam The only constant is the falling rain, and cities go dark for hours each......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Finding a New Home

Sophie Popiashvili and Tea Bishop, Participant

The peaceful village Surrounded by calming sounds The beautiful views   Meeting my Sangha, I said Namaste, Unsure of what else to say. They greeted me with warm smiles. I watched their daily life unfold, and tried to do my part in the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Alegaun Homestay

George Koral, Participant

For the past 4-5 days we have all been in a village near the top of a hill, with our homestay families. When I first arrived at my homestay, I (along with many others) was disoriented at first, but I managed to adjust to the much more rural......Read More

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God Always Lived In Nature

Team Nepal, Instructor

The past few days we have spent our time in the village called Ale Gaun and the beauty of this place reminds me that God always lives in nature. You can see this very visually here how the traditional things have followed generation by generation.......Read More