The wandering Huseng.

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby plwk » Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:48 pm

If not mistaken, Mt Kailash is sacred to Hindus, Buddhists and Bonpas....

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Indrajala » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:06 pm

tad etat sarvajñānaṃ karuṇāmūlaṃ bodhicittahetukam upāyaparyavasānam iti |

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Indrajala » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:36 am

Hello everyone. I came to the bazaar today to buy some toilet paper, among other items necessary but unavailable on top of a mountain in the Himalayas, so I figured I'd check in after a month of being offline to say hello.

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The air and food here in Leh is nourishing my mind and body. The allergies I was suffering in Tokyo are gone. I also just feel much more healthy and energetic. The locals here are also quite nice and honest. I don't get ripped off like elsewhere in India. I pay the same price in the bazaar as everyone else.

I rather like the Himalayas. I'm living at above 3500 meters above sea level ... I think the stupa is at 3800 meters. I had mild altitude sickness the first day, but recovered quickly.

The cold weather is starting to set in and fewer and fewer visitors are coming up the mountain to Shanti Stupa.

I spend most of my day doing meditation and reading extensively. :sage:

I'll probably be offline again for another month or more. I hope all my Dharma Wheel friends are healthy and doing well. :anjali:
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby rory » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:17 pm

Wonderful photos Huseng:
stay healthy and well It's fantastic to hear from you. Is the stupa a Nipponzan Myohoji one? What kind of meditation are you practicing?
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Indrajala » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:29 am

Here is a photo from the puja we had celebrating the 20th anniversary of Shanti Stupa's inauguration here in Leh:

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I'll be leaving Leh a few weeks ahead of my original schedule for Dharamsala.

Unfortunately, Leh is not suitable for meditation. I was told it was quiet. When I got here on August 31st the tourist season was in full swing and I was told come November the place would be silent, but this isn't the case at all. Almost no tourists now, but still during the day the army helicopters, planes, noise from the valley (drumming, renovations, parties, etc...) provide plenty of disturbing noise easily heard up on the mountain, and at night more often than not the hoards of dogs play capture the castle, sometimes with some dog barking right outside my window.

I'm disappointed, but what the hell, that's life. I was promised a silent place to meditate, but in reality the residential area in Tokyo I lived in was quieter.

I've managed to get a lot of readings done and had some insights as a result. I also have gotten -some- solid meditation done and progressed, but not to the extent I had hoped for.

So, December 7th I head for Dharamsala. I'll be there for maybe a month or so before going to Delhi to do some translation work at a temple there. If by chance anyone will be in Dharamsala, let's have Chai. :cheers:
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Indrajala » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:31 am

Here are all the photos I uploaded if you want to see:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 65a348322b
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Mr. G » Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:58 pm

Nice pics Huseng!

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Madeliaette » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:10 pm

really interesting photos. I would love to visit India and the Himalayas myself one day... maybe when my family duties are done!

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Dechen Norbu » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:15 am

:twothumbsup: Thanks for sharing Huseng!

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby kirtu » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:17 pm

So how much would renting a room and eating in Leh cost for a person who showed up not knowing anyone?

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Indrajala » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:00 am

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Arnoud » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:22 am

What is the quietest place so far in India/Nepal where one could do retreat?

Nice pics btw. What are your new plans?

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Indrajala » Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:43 am

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon May 06, 2013 4:47 am

Hi Venerable,

Congratulations on the ordination, nice haircut. :tongue: Is there already a thread on your ordination? Since the search function is not working I can't find one. Do you have photos? Either way, congrats!
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Indrajala » Mon May 06, 2013 5:02 am

Thanks. :sage:

Here's the other thread:

viewtopic.php?f=33&t=12499

I have a few photos, but unfortunately they didn't turn out so well given the lighting inside the shrine room.
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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Wayfarer » Mon May 06, 2013 5:30 am

It's really good that this thread was bounced, I just discovered all your travel writing and the excellent pictures! Then I noticed these were all from 2011. Anyway it is very inspiring and I am full of admiration for your dedication.
In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities; in the expert's mind there are few ~ Suzuki-roshi

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby greentara » Mon May 06, 2013 5:47 am

Fabulous, My last visit to India was in 2009. India is changing fast hurtling towards materialism.

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Re: The wandering Huseng.

Postby Indrajala » Mon May 06, 2013 6:30 am

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