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Saturday, April 4th – New Delhi


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Rob and I are sitting here in our beautiful New Delhi hotel, The Radisson. Lets be clear, the difference between Delhi and New Delhi is about 2-3 generations of progressive change. The Radisson has beautiful flower arrangements that are changed daily. See the orchids below.


Total travel time was 19 hours from New York to Delhi with a stop in Paris. The auspicious nature of the journey reared its head once again when I was boarding the plane and situating myself for the next 7 hour flight and there was Jon Kabat-Zinn and his family. Jon is always a welcoming face. We met up Rob Roeser at the airport and after our short car ride to the hotel had some Indian whiskey and beer.


Now in New Delhi, a majority of the participants have congregated for breakfast before our flight to Dharamsala. 


Alan Wallace, Diego Hangartner, and David Meyer

Alan Wallace, Diego Hangartner, and David Meyer


The Dosas were delicious (the coconut, mint, chili chutneys)…actually, we are not sure what the green and red chutneys were.

One more picture for the religious heterogeneity of India



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