A little color from Rato Monastery

 The undulating path leading home

The undulating path leading home

 to our temple.

to our temple.

 Incense is burned

Incense is burned

 and through the bougainvillea is the debating court

and through the bougainvillea is the debating court

 Our trees await monsoon

Our trees await monsoon

 Mangos await eating

Mangos await eating

 and pots need washing

and pots need washing

 We have new water filters

We have new water filters

 though milk must be boiled

though milk must be boiled

 and bread rolled

and bread rolled

 Stairs lead up to the Abbot’s quarters

Stairs lead up to the Abbot’s quarters

 where eggplants soak,

where eggplants soak,

 chives are chopped

chives are chopped

 And Suresh keeps me healthy

And Suresh keeps me healthy

 with pasta

with pasta

 My desk

My desk

 and veranda where I complement a young monk...

and veranda where I complement a young monk...

 many young monks who attend the Loseling school

many young monks who attend the Loseling school

 Emory University students visit

Emory University students visit

 and seemed satisfied with my bla bla bla

and seemed satisfied with my bla bla bla

 All well at Rato as we await the rains

All well at Rato as we await the rains