Here now and now here or nowhere

The title of this blog comes from a play on words that "now here" is also the same letters as "nowhere" just with a space added in the middle. I am always trying to get better at being in the here and now, and I've always been a bit of a joker so that is why I chose this name.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Prayer for safe travels

I arrived in Paro for a night before being whisked away early morning to fly to Bumthang with a private guest. Before I left a monk had arrived in to perform a ceremony for me that would wish me safe travels.  He stood still saying a bunch of prayers under his breath, occasionally ringing a bell. Then he poured some tea on my hands and I was supposed to drink it and then wash myself with it. After this he tied a sunkay (see last picture) around my neck and we were finished. I don't know if it helped or not, but the private plane to Bumthang took off and landed just perfectly.