We started in the last days a new adventure that will last around one month and a half.
We are at the Root Institute for Wisdom Culture, at Bodhgaya, a city located in the state of Bihar, in the north of India (here on the map).
We have classes everyday, with meditation sessions, pilgrimages and silence retreats. We start around 6h45 in the morning and we finish around 8h30 in the evening, with many breaks in between. No alcohol, no marijuana, no meat…
The classes we will attend are:
- Thought Transformation
- Buddhist Psychology
- Death and Living a Meaningful Life
- What is the Mind?
Our meditation and class room at the Root Institute – Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya is famous for being the place where the Buddha reached enlightenment. We are also here because Carolina is a Psychologist and she already uses Buddhist Psychology tools with many of her patients.
I will only be online for really important things that cannot wait. Otherwise, I will be back online in December.
Let us hope that everything we will learn will be useful for us and for others.
I dedicate those last words to our family and friends in Kashmir:
Thank you for everything. We love you and we miss you. We think about you.
See you in December 😉
Likir trek, Ladakh (India)
It is an easy, beautiful and quick trek that you can do in the Himalayan mountains of Ladakh especially if you don’t have a lot of time.
N.B: The altitude of this trek is above 3500m and around 4000m at some places. It is important to be acclimatized before engaging in this adventure.
We started the journey from Leh (A) (2 nights / 3 days):
- Bus to Likir (B): the bus leaves around 9h AM from the bus stand in Leh. The other way to go to Likir is also to go on the road that leads to Kargil, and from there you can stop any bus. The trek starts from Likir.
- First night at Yangthang (2). One of the most beautiful villages I have ever seen. In the middle of the desert, facing the high snowy peaks (we recommend the Padma guest house).
- Second day: lunch at Hemis (3) where there is a spectacular Buddha statue and a wonderful view on the high mountains.
- Second night at Tingmosgang (4).
- Third and last day: There is a bus that leaves in the morning from Tingmosgang directly to Leh (ask the locals). The other way is to walk down to Nurla. There you are on the road Kargil – Leh again.
In the video below, you will see some of the wonderful views and environment you can expect. On our way from Hemis to Tingmosgang, we obviously took a wrong short cut, and we realized we were “lost” as we had a very long walk down a dry and narrow valley at the end of which we started to see from far a military base of the Indian army. We were lucky to have a lift in the truck of the army with two nice Punjabi soldiers.