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Photo by Catherine Von Holt, Nepal Semester.

An Auspicious Beginning

After traveling on foot from Panauti and our home stays up to the world famous Namo Buddha and its Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Tibetan Buddhist monastery, with our belongings and a few choice books about Buddhism on our backs, we began our monastery retreat.  We are off to a good start, with several signs that are traditionally considered auspicious in the Tibetan Buddhism practiced here, including multiple rainbows.  Looking back down on the path we traveled and at the sights in front of us now, we are all feeling encouraged and positive about what we will experience and learn here.

Best wishes,

The Himalaya C Group.