The Hubli-Dharwar Road...

As I waited for our administrators...

As I waited for our administrators...

the flow of life

the flow of life

and interruptions

and interruptions

Of many sorts

Of many sorts

Papa insisted I photograph his daughter

Papa insisted I photograph his daughter

Delighting in his paan

Delighting in his paan

He insisted on sharing the news with me

He insisted on sharing the news with me

and life goes on

and life goes on

Life in the Monastery...

Our Teak plantation

Our Teak plantation

and bodhi tree

and bodhi tree

our new choera pavilion all wrapped up

our new choera pavilion all wrapped up

and presided over by the raven

and presided over by the raven

a visit from Fakirappa

a visit from Fakirappa

and then a momo party

and then a momo party

where everyone goes to work

where everyone goes to work

and all hope to share

and all hope to share

they’ve come out very well

they’ve come out very well

salivatingly well

salivatingly well

some eat faster

some eat faster

than others

than others

and then we clean up

and then we clean up

Another whirl around the world...

to meet Mila, my grand niece with grandpa and parents

to meet Mila, my grand niece with grandpa and parents

to attend my god daughter Carolina’s wedding to Christian, blessed by a Zen wizard

to attend my god daughter Carolina’s wedding to Christian, blessed by a Zen wizard

and then to Taipei to attend the opening of the new Denba Ji Center

and then to Taipei to attend the opening of the new Denba Ji Center

where Rinpoche taught

where Rinpoche taught

A visit to Dr. Perng and Dr. Anna Li at the Veterans’ General Hospital to say thank you

A visit to Dr. Perng and Dr. Anna Li at the Veterans’ General Hospital to say thank you

And to see Dr. Li who photographs his assistant with Rinpoche as a patient looks on

And to see Dr. Li who photographs his assistant with Rinpoche as a patient looks on

Photography is a big thing in Taiwan!

Photography is a big thing in Taiwan!

And then to southern Taiwan

And then to southern Taiwan

Where we visit the Yangchen School of Music

Where we visit the Yangchen School of Music

and eat

and eat

before returning to India, where we drive across the country

before returning to India, where we drive across the country

to reach Rato Dratsang

to reach Rato Dratsang

in time to do leg exercises on the roof

in time to do leg exercises on the roof

My thanks to Basvaraj, the telephone line’s man who got my internet connection working again.

My thanks to Basvaraj, the telephone line’s man who got my internet connection working again.

Happy Election Day to all