So tonight I embark on an attempt to be completely silent for 10 days. This will be one the biggest challenges I will ever face in my life and I am going to try my best to complete it without communicating. We check in at 1pm but don’t go in to silence until after dinner. In the rules we are told to turn in all cellphones, cameras, music players, and valuables to be placed in a safe for the length of our stay. I am already choosing to break this rule although for what we hear they state this to weed out non-serious individuals. So with that said I will have my phone on me. I can still receive your texts here and have loved getting them. Please if you ever think about me send one to help me get through this craziness (pics & vids should work too) I only have a sad number of 50 texts a month to send out and I’m going to try not to send a single one during my time there (AFTERNOTE: I turned in my phone and happy I did).
I love you all and will think about you constantly the next 10 days. I’m off to go get inside this crazy mind of mine and learn a little about Buddhism.
Info on my course: http://www.tushita.info/program/intro-to-buddhism
Pic: The breathtaking city of McLeod Ganj (note the snow capped Himalayas in back)