glad to not be silent
Well, the past 10 days have been pretty eventful for my mind, and not much else. We spent 10 days in silence doing about 5 hours and 15 minutes of meditation a day and everytime our mind wandered our directions were to "bring our concentration back to the breath" which i'm not so good at, I just spent my time thinking about things of pretty much no importance. BUT! we got to go to the Dalai Lama's teachings and got to see the man himself! it was so awesome. We also were lucky enough before retreat to have a private audience with His Holiness Karmapa and we got some of our things blessed.. I got my drawing pencils blessed :) I'm very happy knowing that from now on all of my drawings with be done in blessed graphite, making the drawing blessed.. yay!
So after our 10 days of retreat we broke our silence and all had plenty to talk about with each other and the rest of the people on the retreat, so we all met up at Carpe-Diem and enjoyed a great dinner together and engaged in PLENTY of talking, it was interesting asking peoples names after just have been living in a room with them for the past 10 days. Fun, though.
So the next morning we woke up and piled into the car for our loooooooong ride to Delhi, stopping at 2 different places to eat, the second was VERY fancy and actually was a restaurant with plates and everything. It was pretty cool. So then we arrived In Delhi and stayed at the Wongdhen house only to get up and leave early early to take the train to Agra, we arrived here yesterday, spent the afternoon relaxing and this morning we saw the Taj Mahal! We saw a wonder of the world today! yay, we also went to the Agra fort, which was cool. Then we came back to the hotel and ate a bigggggg breakfast!
And now I'm writing this entry, and now I'm finishing it.
Hope all is well! be home in a month!