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Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Namaste from Namo Buddha!

Gigi Schrier, Isabelle Watson, Hayden Randolph, Participant

Namaste! We just spent several days at a mountain top retreat full of monks and nuns.  After our time at the retreat we are feeling newly energized and ready to take on our rural homestays....Read More

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Moving to Namo Buddha

Instructors, Instructor

After two fun-filled days in Gundu, working in the fields and talking about ideas of service and development, we have shifted to our next destination, the Tibetan Buddhist monastery called Namo Buddha, where we are undertaking a three-day retreat.......Read More

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Michael joins us!

Shanti Magar, Instructor

One of our group members, Michael, has now arrived in Nepal this evening! We have been very excited to welcome him and have him with us for the rest of the course! He is very happy to meet his group members and to be here with us!  ...Read More

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Transition to Gundu Farm

Instructors, Instructor

Dear friends and families, After the first 3 days of full orientation in Bhaktapur, we are now all set to travel outside of the guest house and into the bulk of our course in Nepal. Today we hiked to the nearby village of Gundu where we are visiting......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Our Trip to Bhaktapur!

Amy, George, and Gigi, Participant

Upon first arriving to Nepal, we wouldn’t dare to imagine the independence that we would be given on our first ever outing. Walking through the gates of Bhaktapur city, just the three of us, was intimidating. We were nervous. We stuck out. We......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Team Momo Bhaktapur Experience

Lena, Tea, AJ, Hayden, Participant

Although we were nervous when we were assigned to find our way back from a city which none of us were familiar with, we were eager to explore the city and determined to win the scavenger hunt. We found that the streets of Bhaktapur were bustling yet......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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First Day Out in Bhakatpur

Isabelle, Sophie, James, Participant

When our instructors put us into three groups and told us to head off into the city of Bhaktapur by ourselves, we were quite surprised. All we were given was a map, a list of things to find, and 500 rupees, and a few hours to explore. The city was......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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A: Sleeping Bag Question

Nick Gredin, Instructor

Hi Hayden, Great question! Here is what your Course Prep Manual has to say, which I would agree with: LIGHT SLEEPING BAG: Synthetic or down, 30-40 degree Fahrenheit rating. Down bags last longer, are lighter, but require more maintenance (and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Q: Sleeping Bag Question

Hayden, Participant

Hello, As I am packing, I wanted some clarification because I am confused on if we should bring a sleeping on the trip or what kind of sleeping bag liner we should bring. Thanks!...Read More

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Self-Introduction

Michael Wang, Participant

Hi everyone, my name is Michael. I am 17 years old and I am from Beijing, China. I have many hobbies just like footable, basketball, and robot. If you have the same interest with  me, I think we can play together in Nepal. I know most of my......Read More

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Howdy

Amy JT, Participant

Hi! My name is Amy John-Terry but most people just call me Amy JT. I’m going into my junior year at a boarding school in Alexandria VA (Episcopal High School) but I live in Maryland and was raised in Connecticut. I’m still 15, but my......Read More

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AJ’s Introduction

Alexander Shin, Participant

Hi, I’m AJ Shin. I live in New York where I’m a rising junior at Horace Mann School.  I play volleyball in school, shoot archery, and love eating lots of different kinds of foods.  I’m very interested in languages and different......Read More

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Téa’s Introduction

Téa Bishop, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Téa Bishop, I’m from Barrington, RI and I’m 18. I just graduated from high school and will be going to Skidmore College next year. I love to run, hang out with my friends and family, and make good food! I am excited......Read More

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Instructors Heading into the Mountains

Instructors, Instructor

Hello everybody, Your I-team is heading into the Sierras for the next 13 days to attend Dragons orientation and all-staff training! This is an exciting time where we get to put the finishing touches on our trip and attend amazing educational......Read More