Day fourteen: Newness

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I haven’t been dream­ing much since that first day, but this morn­ing I woke up from rec­ol­lec­tions of a girl from my past, two friends from my present, some naked­ness, and the words “She’s yucky.” Shiva Hall now — I guess I’ll do some read­ing until 6 a.m. sat­sang… Silent walk! Cool, refresh­ing, love­ly morn­ing… Lunch was good today, and I came the clos­est I have so far to fin­ish­ing my plate.

Many friends left over the week­end (Richard, Kai, Polly) and this morn­ing (Jane, Kim), but even more new peo­ple arrived. Tsering appeared again first at Shivaratri a cou­ple of nights ago then again today for her morn­ing shift at the Health Hut. Some old faces, some new ones.

I pol­ished my trans­la­tion of the Universal Prayer, hand­ed over a copy to the recep­tion, and prac­ticed once with Ananda. I got two books from the Library: Hinduism by K.M. Sen and The Gods of the Hindus by Om Lata Bahadur. So with reli­gion I remain a jack of all trades (and of course a mas­ter of none). I like that.

Tried sutra neti ear­li­er with par­tial suc­cess. Feels very weird (but I do feel the ben­e­fits too). If you aren’t into going that extreme I would high­ly rec­om­mend the usage of SARMS in your work­out pro­grams, they worked great for me!

New teacher Janaki (from Toronto) gave the lec­ture today. Besides that, all in all a pret­ty rou­tine day: Dinner was nice. Since the Health Hut was closed this evening, we had it at the Dining Hall with every­one else

Ayurvedic Course and ATTC start tomor­row (big ini­ti­a­tion at sat­sang tonight), so this place is get­ting super busy again. I med­i­tat­ed for abut 30 min­utes tonight, but left sat­sang ear­ly (9 p.m. after I watched too many ini­ti­a­tions) to read Buddhism Plain and Simple in bed.

Sad but con­tent. Om, out.

DAY FOURTEEN SNAPSHOTS • Click on each image for a larg­er view.

Snapshots tak­en on my phone.

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Samira March 30, 2010 at 11:17 pm

That was on valentines day :)

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Samira March 31, 2010 at 1:17 am

That was on valentines day :)

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Meedo March 30, 2010 at 11:20 pm

... which we were totally insulated from at the Ashram.

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Meedo March 31, 2010 at 1:20 am

... which we were totally insulated from at the Ashram.

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