New York State of Mind

My Dear Friends, Family, and Other Interested Parties!

It has been some months since I have updated this travel journal. Time slips by and without the luxury of dependable internet connectivity or an Iphone, staying connected is not as easy as the cellular phone ads would have you believe. I do admit to a certain level of lassitude as well!

Since my last post I have made a decision to come off the road and settle for a bit. I have chosen the city of Ithaca, NY as a stopping place in order that I may participate in classes at the Namgyal Monastery, Institute of Tibetan Buddhist Studies. This branch of Namgyal is the US seat of  His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The program is a two year course which I plan to begin in the fall of this year, 2013.

Thus I have been involved with the process of securing housing and employment, as well as becoming acquainted with the city of Ithaca and its residents. In these photos I share with you a few photos of winter scenes and the local terrain. I will look forward to continued sharing as I come to know the city and its personality.

I hope that the first quarter of 2013 has been rewarding to you all on many levels. Please feel free to contact me via post or email. I would love to hear from you!

Om Mani Padma Hum

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