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

Return to Karnataka

Back at Rato

Back at Rato

Long drive to get there  

Long drive to get there
 

past hills,

past hills,

some fanning skies.

some fanning skies.

Welcomed by Hubli friends;

Welcomed by Hubli friends;

It’s monsoon here

It’s monsoon here

I visit a cattle fair along the way

I visit a cattle fair along the way

Sellers watch

Sellers watch

and sellees wait

and sellees wait

some preen

some preen

and get dolled up

and get dolled up

some smile

some smile

or shy away  

or shy away
 

still others are oblivious

still others are oblivious

and await

and await

their fate

their fate

Off they go

Off they go

this way and that

this way and that

as do we all

as do we all

to greener parts, we hope

to greener parts, we hope

Back in the USA

Hello from New Jersey

Hello from New Jersey

Rinpoche has undergone cataract surgery

Rinpoche has undergone cataract surgery

The doctor is pleased

The doctor is pleased

plucks some lashes

plucks some lashes

and gives drops

and gives drops

But love is in the air...

But love is in the air...

My father and Sandra tie the knot!

My father and Sandra tie the knot!

They sign on the dotted line  

They sign on the dotted line
 

get prepared

get prepared

Other things are going on...  

Other things are going on...
 

other weddings too  

other weddings too
 

and then

and then

We Do!

We Do!

Les jeux sont faits!  

Les jeux sont faits!
 

Rien ne vas plus

Rien ne vas plus

Congratulations!!!  

Congratulations!!!
 

Hurray!

Hurray!

and the baton is passed on  

and the baton is passed on
 

New Jersey life proceeds

New Jersey life proceeds