Monthly Archive for November, 2009

Thank you all for all your help

I’m hitting Publish & heading for the airport & then India; below is where I’m going; I’ll be sitting on that rock, watching the sun set slowly over the ocean, Jai Hind! Jai Bharat Mata! Jai Ho!

Canacona (Patnam) Beach, Goa.

Patnam Beach, Canacona, South Goa

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Losar at Bodhnath 2008

(by Marilyn Stablein, who lived in India & Nepal between 1966 & 1972).

Marilyn Stablein - Losar 2008.

In 1966 travellers from Istanbul to Oxford dreamed of journeying to Kathmandu for Christmas.

Today Western Buddhists, Tibetans living abroad, and indigenous Himalayan Buddhists from Ladhak to Assam make the annual pilgrimage to Bodhnath on the outskirts of Kathmandu to celebrate Tibetan Losar, New Year festivities.

In February 2008, in the dead of winter my daughter Sunita and I set out on our own pilgrimage to Nepal.  Thirty-six years had passed since I lived in Nepal.

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