Monks

I’ve been fortunate to have had about six or seven opportunities to attend/teach/make some music with some young Sakya monks here in Boudha. I was a part of three different classes, 45 minutes each, monks age ~6-13. One class had 7 monks. Another had over 20. I’m entirely unsure how …

A Bike Ride

  It’s Dashain, which is one of the big festivals of the year here, maybe the biggest. The festival is ten days long and the city for the most part completely shuts down. Businesses are closed except for a few stalls here and there.  Most people leave the city to …

School…Again?!

I finished my MBA at Purdue when I was 26. I swore to myself that I was done with school and definitely done with anything that smelled like academia. After ten years of being on the other side of the fence – earning a living, being a teacher, and trying …

A remarkable meal

I had lunch the other day at bliss pure foods, a restaurant on the kora, which is the area that surrounds the stupa. It was a remarkable experience and I want to share it with you. What “healthy” means is a big debate in the United States. Like everything else, …

Moving In

On Sunday I moved out of the Hotel Butsugen and into our new apartment. My stay at the Hotel Butsugen was wonderful on all accounts and I’d highly recommend it to anyone coming to stay in Kathmandu, especially if you are visiting the Boudha area. The owners and staff were …

Arriving in Kathmandu

Here I am. Kathmandu, Nepal. I’m sitting in the hotel Butsugen about 2 minutes from the great Boudanath stupa (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudhanath.) I arrived here 5 days ago, I think.  My body hasn’t quite adjusted to the time change and I’m struggling to keep track of the days. In Denver, where I …