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Pride

Jordan, Participant

During my time in San Juan La Laguna, the range of gender and sexuality expression that I observed was minimal. I saw heterosexual couples dressed in modest traditional clothing walk down the street with no indication that they were together. There......Read More

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A Tight-Knit Family

Lottie Plewman, Participant

It is the morning we start our second home stay in the lively port city off the Mozambique channel. The Baobabs in Morondava attract thousands of people from around the world, but while the city hums with excitement for this attraction very few get......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Myanmar

Myanmar: Visions of Democracy

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What I’ve Realized…

Myanmar Dragons, Participant

Dear loved ones, We write to you from our transference space, the Bago Metta Peace Center. Tucked away in the forest, this humble abode has been our base for our first and last days in Myanmar. Today is bittersweet. We realize that our community of......Read More

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Reflecciones desde el Valle Sagrado

Paola Flores, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Saludos desde Ollantaytambo We are on the last days of our course, we call transference at this couple of days were we are preparing ourselves to go home, we are reflecting on our journey together and off course we are enjoying our last moments as a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Hiking

Lucie, Participant

I’m definitely not a hiker. In fact, I’m so ‘not a hiker’ that I feel a guilty sense of pride even by walking up an unpaved hill and at that any slightly raised surface.  I’m also so ‘not a hiker’ that the hour I spent on the Great......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

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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Dear Me

Poppy, Participant

Dear Me When I Get Home, I issue you this challenge: go one day without planning ahead or contemplating what’s next. I can’t say for sure that this is humanly possible, but I do know that regardless, it’ll be quite the task for......Read More

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Thank You

Bella Worrell, Participant

As we closed out our Cambodia Summer Program 2019 last night, we sat in silence reflecting over our time here in this beautiful place. We shared our wonders and what is going to stick with us when we continue on with our journey wherever that may......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Last couple of days in Urubamba

Barrett Liebermann, Participant

We just came back from the stunning Ausangate trek. It was amazing to be able to trek through the clouds, sleep under the night sky, beautifully lit with the shining stars, cooking loads of pasta with my friends in the warm cooking tent, and......Read More