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North India: Roof of the World (4-week)

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Taking Time Out

Lydia Burnet, Participant

Before I left for this trip, the pace of life at home significantly contrasted what it looks like today in Phyang. My time was spent chaotically running around from place to place checking things off of my long list of to do’s, always thinking......Read More

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North India: Roof of the World (4-week)

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Waking up in Phyang

Kierthan Lathrop, Participant

Today we woke up to the chanting of the monastery. It is located on a hill overlooking the valley we are staying in. Back at home my sleep is abruptly halted with a harsh alarm, but in Ladakh the beautiful chanting slowly and pleasantly brought me......Read More

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North India: Roof of the World (4-week)

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Meditative Mealtimes

Dmitri Kiryk, Participant

Mealtimes here are deliberate, mindful experiences. They are the polar opposite of American-style family meals, where everyone comes together and chats about their days. Meals are eaten quietly, often in silence. They are relaxing spaces to think......Read More

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We are all finally together

Instructors, Instructor

And we are so happy. The group flew from Delhi up to Leh early this morning and we are in awe of the mountain views. For now we are settled into a sweet guest house in Phyang where we are doing our orientation and visiting a local monastery....Read More

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North India: Roof of the World (4-week)

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Almost everyone is here!

Instructors, Instructor

Hello all! The group flight has arrived! Lydia and Charlie got in last night and Ronan arrived this morning. Liana will be with us tonight! Once she arrives, we will post a photo 🙂 For now we are drinking cups of chai and eating breakfast,......Read More

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Student Intro

Dillon Case, Participant

Hi, my name is Dillon and I just realized that I have not introduced myself yet even though I will be meeting most of you in a few hours! I have lived in San Francisco my entire life with my twin sister, older sister, and a collection of cousins and......Read More

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Student

Julia Hallin, Participant

Haiya! My name is Julia Hallin, and I am absolutely thrilled to be partaking in our upcoming trip(I cannot believe that it is only two days away…)! My dad is from Southern California and my mum is from the islands outside of Stockholm, Sweden. I......Read More

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Student Intro: Ronan

Ronan Takizawa, Participant

Hey guys! I’m Ronan and I’m really excited about this trip! I have a Japanese father, an Irish mother and a younger brother in middle school. I live in Tokyo right now and I’m a rising sophomore at the American School in Japan. I have lived in......Read More

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Student Intro – Kierthan

Kierthan Lathrop, Participant

Hi Everyone! I’m Kierthan, and I’m a rising senior from Carlisle, Massachusetts. I am really excited for this trip! I initially signed up because I’ve always loved backpacking (I’ve done it since I was a kid with my family),......Read More

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Student Introduction

Benjamin DeLaCour, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Benjamin, and I just finished my Junior year of High School about a week ago. I’m from Northampton, a small college town in Western MA, but I’m writing this from Cape Cod where I’m staying for a week with......Read More

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Student Intro: Diego

Diego Gordon, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Diego Gordon, I am from Tahoe City, California, but I attend a boarding school in a small town in Northwest Indiana. I  am a rising senior and I row year round. Growing up in the Sierras, I have developed a passion for......Read More

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Student Intro: Dmitri

Dmitri Kiryk, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Dmitri, and I’m so excited for this amazing trip. I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and am a rising 11th grader. I have an older brother in college, a dog, a cat, and a pet tortoise. I have always loved traveling, and......Read More

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Student Intro

Charlie, Participant

Hello all, My name is Charlie Caton-Jones, but you can always call me CJ. I am 16 years old and I am originally from New York but have lived in London, UK for the majority of my life. My hobbies include football (soccer), rowing and computer......Read More

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Student Introduction: Lydia Burnet

Lydia Burnet, Participant

Hello or julley fellow students/instructors! I am so incredibly stoked to be meeting you all in India in a couple of weeks! My name is Lydia and I am from Asheville, NC, a smallish town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains where I live with my older......Read More