Monday, September 12, 2011

Back, and 10% more enlightened

Well it was a good retreat and all. Not perfect: a little talky, a little Buddhism 101, and well let's just say Buddhist rock made an appearance. (it is entirely as bad as Christian rock.) Buddhism's tricky: I guess I follow some sort of non-denominational Buddhism, but as with Christianity, "non-denominational" can be a blessing or an annoyance. But it was overall nice. I think I adapted to it smoother than my last retreat.

I keep trying to figure out how I'm getting to Srinagar. It is another 18-hour trip, and I'd like it to be not awful. Everyone says "book a shared taxi, not a bus, it is much better." Okay. And the rates are only a little higher (... in US dollars). Most of the trips leave at 4pm and go for 18 hours straight. I'd like to stop and sleep on a bed overnight, if possible. We'll see. I have to go check on that... right now.

More later, but for now: I'm alive, spirits are pretty good, health is pretty good.

2 comments:

  1. Dan, glad you are feeling better. Hope you get closer to sea level soon.
    I'm wondering what is your total percentage of enlightenment now with the additional 10%?
    PS. 18 uninterrupted hours in a taxi will likely reduce enlightenment.

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  2. 0.0022%. Down from 0.0023% after the ride to Srinagar. :D

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