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Photo by Catherine Von Holt, Nepal Semester.

Back in Patan!


Him C returned to the city of Patan today after a beautiful retreat at the Nagi Gompa nunnery.

We will miss the call to puja (prayer), the drums, horns, conch shells, and bells. We will miss the little anis (nuns) playing jumprope and tag. We will miss the best chiya (milk tea) and pomegranite snacks. We will miss sitting in the beautiful temple listening to khenpo-la (our teacher of Buddhist philosophy), contemplating large thoughts. We will miss the quiet sunsets over the Kathmandu Valley, and the staunch dedication to eradicating the cause of suffering each nun exuded.

And yet we still have so much more to explore and learn in Patan…

In gratitude,

Shanti, Michael, and Sarah