Day three: Faces

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Rama entrance

We must leave our shoes at the dorm entrance.

What is divin­i­ty? A: It’s on page 15.” — TTC guys in my dorm.

I’ve start­ed get­ting used to the faces around me: There’s Mafidash (Corinne and I can’t remem­ber his name) from Maine, who has a huge beard and gave me a book. There’s Chrissy from Toronto, who got into a rick­shaw acci­dent on her way here and has ban­dages all over her face. Then there’s Damian from the French Alps, who is my co-kar­ma yogi at the bou­tique. And there’s Anna from Liverpool, who lives in London and works in mar­ket­ing. No sign of Corinne yet this morn­ing though — and I’m get­ting a lit­tle wor­ried.

My asana prac­tice feels more grace­ful and assured — but where is Corinne? She’s sick; that’s what her dor­m­mate told me dur­ing my kar­ma yoga at the bou­tique. (I had tea with her and she seems bet­ter.) I took some pho­tos of Ananda and her assis­tant Sita — and now we will do a project togeth­er pho­tograph­ing all the kar­ma yogis doing chores like clean­ing toi­lets and cut­ting veg­eta­bles.

Sita and Ananda pose with Swami Vishnu-Devananda.

Today I met a few new peo­ple: Richard (actor from London), Jane (teacher in Mumbai), Lily (trav­el­er from Switzerland), and Tara (cos­tume design­er from Dublin/Toronto). I like every­one here, with maybe a few excep­tions — but we’ll see.

Night walk to the lake was fun.

A motor­bike briefly illu­mi­nates the pitch dark­ness on the bridge fac­ing Neyyar Dam.

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Samira March 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

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Meedo March 28, 2010 at 9:44 pm

I've added a Like button. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Meedo May 1, 2010 at 6:24 am

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Samira March 21, 2010 at 11:25 am

There should be a like button :)

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Meedo March 28, 2010 at 11:44 pm

I've added a Like button. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Richard April 11, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Loving these pics Mr Medo and the writing. Good bloody work . x

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Richard April 11, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Loving these pics Mr Medo and the writing. Good bloody work . x

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Richard April 11, 2010 at 1:43 pm

MEEDO.....whoops !!

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Richard April 11, 2010 at 4:43 pm

MEEDO.....whoops !!

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Meedo April 11, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Thanks Rich! Are you down under yet? x

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Meedo April 11, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Thanks Rich! Are you down under yet? x

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