I don’t think the world will end on December 21st, 2012. That being said, I haven’t posted on this blog of mine for… oh dear, eight months! So, taking the possible end of the world as a lame excuse, here we are: This has been a weird year. I found out early on that I… Continue reading Just in case the world does end…
While posting photos is something I intend to continue with, I thought I had better write a little something. Back in December I managed to get through yet another year’s final exams. It was, as always, a huge challenge and probably my most productive time of year. My subjects this year were: Key to the… Continue reading Study, practice, and my eighth year.
Since I last updated I’ve been up to a few things… After leaving sunny California, I spent five weeks with my family in Canada! It is always good to spend time with my mom and my little brother, but this time was especially pleasant. I did a few dharmic things – namely participating in the… Continue reading Out and about
It’s that time of year. I have 23 days to study for final exams. Today is the fourth day. This is actually my favorite time of year, when I get to really appreciate what I’ve been taught. Unfortunately I just don’t have time to blog about it. So thanks for following my blog, I’ll get… Continue reading Exams… again
Since my last post, back in April, I’ve been attending class and going to debate– just like every other year. Now that we are studying tantra, though, it is like being in first year again. There is a lot of new terminology to learn, not to mention an extremely profound view of the universe. Unlike… Continue reading Tantric kindergarten
Last week I didn’t have classes so I managed to get some serious studying done. I can’t say I know the subjects well, but certainly a bit better than before. A scary thought is: three months from now I’ll have already written my last final exam for my sixth year of shedra. Until then I’ll… Continue reading Tick, tick, tick
I’ve finished one of my five exams (Madyamakavatara- it went pretty well!), and I’ve got the second one tomorrow.What’s it like? At 7:15 am we enter the main temple. All the students from year one to nine write their respective exams at the same time. We bring clipboards, pens and correction fluid. We sit on… Continue reading Exams… Part 2, the revenge!