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2 May: Closing Ceremony: Ghara to Pokhara, Nepal

2 May, last day

I woke up at 8am thinking it was later. I didn’t have a good sleep on account of a dog that barks non-stop. I am a light sleeper so I stayed awake until the wee hours.… Continue reading

1 May: Ghara, Nepal

1 May

Today I got up at 11am, very late but I tried to stay in bed as long as I could. I was occasionally waking through the night and noticed my throat was sore. I cannot believe this cold.… Continue reading

30 April: Enjoying the Nature of Ghara, Nepal

30 April

I did some teaching on communication which is outlined in the previous blog. After teaching I had a rest and when I came out Krishna, Kailash, Kumari and another teacher were about to go to the temple. So… Continue reading

28 – 30 April: Peace Education Training, Ghara, Nepal

28 April

I spent my first day teaching two classes. The subject was a Culture of Peace. I had Krishna and Kailash with me to help with translation.

A Culture of Peace

Gandhi has a wise saying “there is no… Continue reading

27 April: Walking to Ghara, Nepal

27 April: Walking to Ghara

The Principal organised for Om, one of the teachers, to carry my gear in a basket.  Kumari indicated she would change her sari to walking clothes.  The Principal sent me off and Bina… Continue reading

27 April: Paudwar, Ceremony, Nepal

26 April

My sleeping isn’t great ( have I mentioned that before ha ha). Part of the problem is being in a long building with rooms that are divided but not sealed. So you can hear people easily. It seems… Continue reading

26 April: Walking to Balkara Ridge, Paudwar, Nepal

26 April

We were asked to get up at 6am to walk to the Balkara ridge, apparently it is 2 hours away. It is called Balkara or Balukara.  Not sure which is the right pronunciation.

Peter mentioned the need… Continue reading

25 April: Clowning at a School, Paudwar, Nepal

25 April Clowning at a School, Paudwar, Nepal

I didn’t sleep well (yes a familiar scene for me).  Pat and Gordon are early rises. I went to the toilet and saw Gordon and just asked if they could be… Continue reading

24 April: Walking to Paudwar, Nepal

24 April Walking to Paudwar, Nepal

When the porters were all organised Krishna led our walk. We walked down through the village walking down rock steps slowly and I was mindful of taking in the countryside. The steps slowly descended… Continue reading

23 April: Ghara, Nepal

23 April

Today I woke up early with a sniffly nose. The pace here is quite slow which is good when you are sick. There is no pressure we just get up when we do and go for breakfast. There… Continue reading

Mohandas Gandhi

“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”

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