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Dear friends and family,

After a heartfelt farewell, the students have embarked on their journeys back home. We saw all of the students off at the airport, and a few are continuing their journeys in country for a little while longer.
Here's to wishing everyone a safe and adventurous journey ahead!
Love,
Hillary, Japhy, and Gavin

"When you part from your friend you grieve not,for that which you love most in them may be cleareras the mountain to the climberis clearer from the plain"

------ Kahlil Gibran
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The Journey Continues — Students in the Air

Instructor Team,Himalaya Studies Semester, Kathmandu, Fall 2012

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Dear friends and family, After a heartfelt farewell, the students have embarked on their journeys back home. We saw all of the students off at the airport, and a few are continuing their journeys in country for a little while longer. Here’s to wishing everyone a safe and adventurous journey ahead! Love, Hillary, Japhy, and […]

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12/6/12

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Instructor Team

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Langtang Trek

Emily Alford,Himalaya Studies Semester, Kathmandu, Fall 2012

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12/4/12

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Emily Alford

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Langtang Trek Photos

Nick Gredin,Himalaya Studies Semester, Kathmandu, Fall 2012

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12/3/12

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Nick Gredin

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Team Langtang Trekking, part 3

I-team,Himalaya Studies Semester, Kathmandu, Fall 2012

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12/3/12

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I-team

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Team Langtang Trekking, part 2

I-team,Himalaya Studies Semester, Kathmandu, Fall 2012

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Team Langtang Trekking

I-team,Himalaya Studies Semester, Kathmandu, Fall 2012

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12/3/12

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I-team

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On October 1st, I started walking down the side of a slippery mountain, wet from the previous night's storm, on a torn ACL. My day old injury was extremely fragile, so if my footwork was a little bit off, if my leg wasn't positioned exactly the right way, intense pain would surge through my right knee. It was necessary that my mind was utterly and completely focused on the present challenge.I worked out each step, moment by moment. There was no chance to think about the hurt. The only object of my attention was taking steps down the mountain. Because no matter what, I would have walk down the path. It would be strenuous and painful, but I knew that wandering at the top only perpetuated the injury. And so, with strong determination and concentration, I carried on.

Almost two months after that trip, I sat cross legged on a soft, thick cushion in a meditation hall for 10 days. Unexpectedly, the Vipassana mediation course paralleled my descent down the mountain extremely well. It's as if I have spent the past 18 years at the top of a huge mountain, stuck in the clouds with an aimlessly wandering mind. Bringing my mind to focus on each breath was like a step toward my destination, a step towards wisdom, towards liberation. The course brought forward painful sensations all over my body, but I was directed to view the pain as mere sensation, neither painful nor pleasant. Just a feeling that would eventually pass away. Working through these physical sensations was the only way to come closer to my goal. Deliberation and strong determination kept me going, just as they powered me through the trek down the mountain.
But as I look back on these journeys, there comes a point where the similarities end. After over an hour of taking small steps down the mountain trail, we decided that the only way to reach the bottom in time was for me to be carried down (I have endless thanks to Gavin and Jongbu for piggybacking me down), but I could not be carried through my journey in meditation. Only I can control how far and how quickly I reach a clear state of mind. This vipassana course taught me how to start walking down the path, teachers and friends have given me directions along the way (once again, endlessly thankful for Gavin's help), but only I can complete the journey.And so, in the words of Walt Whitman,
"Afoot and lighthearted, I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose."
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To Descend

Morgan Mamon,Himalaya Studies Semester, Kathmandu, Fall 2012

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On October 1st, I started walking down the side of a slippery mountain, wet from the previous night’s storm, on a torn ACL. My day old injury was extremely fragile, so if my footwork was a little bit off, if my leg wasn’t positioned exactly the right way, intense pain would surge through my right […]

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12/2/12

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Morgan Mamon

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Kagbeni

Laura Aldridge,Himalaya Studies Semester, Kathmandu, Fall 2012

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11/30/12

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Laura Aldridge

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Annapurna Region Photos

Hayley Drury,Himalaya Studies Semester, Kathmandu, Fall 2012

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