with my precious “Padma”… WF Master Student Julie Mueller,  during a private training intensive here in Durango last winter…May My Work With Her protect and serve her Himalayan climbing adventure…her update to me a few days ago follows…please send her a round or several of the Tribal Mantra…

Noblest Rinpoji,

off we go on the heli tomorrow! what an adventure already…

i’ve teamed up with a british soldier who prioritizes safety, humor, and is a patient teacher.

everyone here has bundles more experience on big mountains, Chomolangma, Ama Dablam, etc.

we will all be roped together just the same.

had a fantastic adventure acclimatizing in the high peaks. there was a lot less snow than we expected, so i did fewer peaks than i expected and avoided some of the dangerous rocky scree scrambles.

feeling the pre-event Chi in a big way. i’ve worked on my  ‘Pranayama Pump’ each day and had some great sitting meditations trying to tame the intense emotions.

i was approached by a lone Kyrgyz cowboy after saying our Prayer. he sat beside me, took my journal, and wrote a full entry in Kyrgyz before galloping away with a wink and a wave. a Bodhisattva.

Hum SA.





head bowed in deepest gratitude, on step in front of the other,

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