Welcomed by Hubli friends;
I visit a cattle fair along the way
still others are oblivious
to greener parts, we hope
Rinpoche has undergone cataract surgery
But love is in the air...
My father and Sandra tie the knot!
They sign on the dotted line
Other things are going on...
and the baton is passed on
In Delhi, Ganshyam rests from cooking as Master-ji tailors on
Dear T T-la avoids the midday sun
And all enjoy their virtual realities
though the wise stick to the visceral
My friends Shartse Khensur Rinpoche in the Trithog Khang
Gautam Sachdeva at old Rato
And Madame Siddeshwar, the proud owner of Hubli’s finest steel Almirahs.
I love my Siddeshwar almirah and she is happy I do!
Our chief administrator, in charge while I’m away
to visit its rocky coastline
and everyone seems to pose
But be mindful of where you tread
as life is full of life!!
The undulating path leading home
and through the bougainvillea is the debating court
We have new water filters
though milk must be boiled
Stairs lead up to the Abbot’s quarters
And Suresh keeps me healthy
and veranda where I complement a young monk...
many young monks who attend the Loseling school
Emory University students visit
and seemed satisfied with my bla bla bla
All well at Rato as we await the rains
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