Ask and You Shall Receive

A  few days ago I walked up the hill to see Rabjam Rinpoche.  I had a few questions about how to proceed in my life.  I asked him to do a mo, or divination for me.  It turns out he refers all mo activity to one of his monks who is apparently the mo specialist. Continue reading “Ask and You Shall Receive”

Nothing Happening

Nothing happens in Bhutan.  Even when you think something is happening, it isn’t. Sure, it looks like stuff is happening.  Cows traipse in the middle of the road, eagles soar in tandem overhead, pine trees droop and drape and announce themselves with great dignity over vast expanses of hillside.  Large Indian army trucks honk theirContinue reading “Nothing Happening”

A New Season in Paro

Back in Bhutan and things are exciting.  We have the UNDP “Sustaining Democracy in Asia” conference at the hotel, with high level representatives from all the Asian governments. One of the first reminders of what I’ve missed during this summer away is completely altered sense of time here.  Another way of saying, nothing works asContinue reading “A New Season in Paro”

Expanding Views

I was looking out over the vast valley this chilly morning, the high peaks covered in fresh snow, and there was a moment of expansion.  Perspective, perhaps.  How easy it is to get caught in our own little world, to fixate on pain and discomfort. Standing there staring into the immense space created by skyContinue reading “Expanding Views”

Your greatest strength is your greatest obstacle

This past week I was a student again at a week-long yoga retreat.  It was lovely and we all learned a lot, but some of what I learned, is what I need not to do. I was reminded of the old days when I used to go to many different yoga workshops.  What I soContinue reading “Your greatest strength is your greatest obstacle”