The Journey Continues

 …from Yokohama

…from Yokohama

 to Nizamuddin

to Nizamuddin

 where life's abuzz

where life's abuzz

 zipping along

zipping along

 with joy

with joy

 and bread

and bread

 and plenty of sweets

and plenty of sweets

 peace can be found

peace can be found

 and faith runs deep

and faith runs deep

 a mix of faiths

a mix of faiths

 enjoying life

enjoying life

 and celebrating its glory

and celebrating its glory

 and then there is the bourgeoisie

and then there is the bourgeoisie

 with need of vanity

with need of vanity

 and care

and care

 Soon off to Sankisa to celebrate Lord Buddha's descended from Heaven of the Thirty Three

Soon off to Sankisa to celebrate Lord Buddha's descended from Heaven of the Thirty Three

 where he taught his mother

where he taught his mother

 we ride on to Dharamsala

we ride on to Dharamsala

 to catch up

to catch up

 resume our work

resume our work

 and rest a bit

and rest a bit

 before we're off again

before we're off again

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

Dharamsala

 We’re safe up here

We’re safe up here

 and things run smoothly

and things run smoothly

 mail is delivered

mail is delivered

 and shoes are shined

and shoes are shined

 all fruit is organic

all fruit is organic

 the barber is friendly

the barber is friendly

 and the painter works late

and the painter works late

 Houses are painted

Houses are painted

 pajamas washed

pajamas washed

 the streets are active

the streets are active

 Superman's here

Superman's here

The World In Our Small Room

 Simon

Simon

 Carmen

Carmen

 Jean

Jean

 Dr. Tsetan Dorjee

Dr. Tsetan Dorjee

 Shyam

Shyam

 Norbu Tsering

Norbu Tsering

 Paul

Paul

 Annie

Annie

 Marianne

Marianne

 Han

Han

 Kara

Kara

 Joseph

Joseph

 Tommy

Tommy

 Gen Sonam Gyaltsen

Gen Sonam Gyaltsen

 Huichen

Huichen

 Geshe Dawa

Geshe Dawa

 James

James

 Jamyang’s brother

Jamyang’s brother

 His friend

His friend

 Claudia

Claudia

 Kadri

Kadri

 Gen Zumnyig

Gen Zumnyig

 Wato Geshe

Wato Geshe

 With Rinpoche

With Rinpoche

 
 Caught at it by Paul

Caught at it by Paul

Around and about, a busy time

 Truth pursued in the debating court

Truth pursued in the debating court

 and in the classroom

and in the classroom

 we must know how to write

we must know how to write

 modern techniques creep in

modern techniques creep in

 Our friends come to see what we're up to

Our friends come to see what we're up to

 Our neighbors are less impressed

Our neighbors are less impressed

 they forge on valiantly

they forge on valiantly

 I visit Jodhpur

I visit Jodhpur

 to see my multitasking father

to see my multitasking father

 who delights in marriage to Sandra

who delights in marriage to Sandra

 People in Jodhpur are modest

People in Jodhpur are modest

 they live in modest homes

they live in modest homes

 enjoying modest lives

enjoying modest lives

 laid back

laid back

 and happy

and happy

 They mind their own business

They mind their own business

 They’re cool

They’re cool

 real cool

real cool

 they share their tea

they share their tea

 and beedis

and beedis

 the love-bugs enjoy

the love-bugs enjoy

 the younger ones work

the younger ones work

 and play

and play

 while elders relax

while elders relax

 Paparazzi are shooed away

Paparazzi are shooed away

 Then Delhi for a moment with father and god father

Then Delhi for a moment with father and god father

 and then to Dharamsala

and then to Dharamsala

 but soon on the road again… to Zurich and then porsched to Bern

but soon on the road again… to Zurich and then porsched to Bern

 and on to Basel...

and on to Basel...

 a whiff of Paris

a whiff of Paris

 and to the Tuscan hills

and to the Tuscan hills

 where fellow monks plan a monastery

where fellow monks plan a monastery

 then Florence

then Florence

 to see old friends

to see old friends

 and on to Rome for communion at Giolitti's

and on to Rome for communion at Giolitti's

 and a blessing from San Antonio

and a blessing from San Antonio

 Then on to Delhi book fair

Then on to Delhi book fair

 and Dharamsala where the pursuit of truth goes on

and Dharamsala where the pursuit of truth goes on