Jia-Ling and I went for a walk down Iloo Road a couple of days ago and came across a couple of old people who could have been time travellers from centuries ago. Jia-Ling stopped to take a photo, politely asking for permission (I’m usually rather more furtive) so I elbowed in a took a couple of shots myself. We also found a stone relief of Hanuman the monkey god that I’d never noticed before. It felt good to be in ‘India’—sometimes all I see is a computer screen, and frankly, at such times I could be anywhere. But for anyone thinking of coming in January, bring thermal underwear and thick socks and ‘wet ones’ because it’s absolutely freezing.P1070109 P1070120 P1070122 P1070129

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    1. Hmmn, interesting decision. I’m in a different world over here, so if you were here I’d spend my time worrying about whether you were coping or not… But we’ll see each other next year…

  1. Dear Janine,

    I have just discovered this great blog. So many subtle points brilliantly made. I haven’t read it all yet, but it already brought back many memories of HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, including the ‘kitchen scene’ which I remember well. The blog is also a great reminder of what an incomparable teacher Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche is.

    Lots of Love


    1. Hi John, thanks so much for taking the time to look at this stuff. I write it for fun and to try to haul back at least a few of the memories that are slipping away at a rate of knots… And you’re absolutely right, Khyentse Rinpoche is incomparable in so many ways! Merry Christmas! love Janine

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