Friday, September 2, 2011

The Beautiful Tibetan Tent

Today, I woke up and had oatmeal for breakfast.  Okay, now I am really getting sick of that substance.  Breakfast was gratefully interrupted by a Skype call from Mom's brother, Andrew.  He is the person who is always leaving hilarious Rawhide comments on the blog.  We had a nice talk with him, but I, sadly, had to do my school work.

My work for the day involved finishing my book, a lesson of math, and two words of the day.  I felt bad about my math lesson because I missed more problems than usual.  My dad said that I should be sure to check my math problems after I complete them.  I was happy to finish my book, Sea of Trolls.  The ending was exactly as I predicted and I was somewhat disappointed.  After this, it was already lunch time!

For lunch, we had my favorite dish of peppers.  Mom cooked them along with carrots and onions.  I loved them even more today.  I do not know how it happened but they were extra spicy today.  In fact, some of the Americans thought the food was too spicy and could not finish their peppers.  I hope we can have the left overs for dinner tonight. 

Since I was finished with all my work, Mom said that I should help put up the Tibetan tent.  We had obtained from the Monastery a beautiful tent covered with the Tibetan auspicious symbols.  These symbols all have an important role and meaning in Tibetan Buddhism.  We had some technical difficulties putting the poles up to support the tent.  The poles were extremely difficult to fit in place.  Some people had to get under the tent in order to set things up.  Near by the colorful Tibetan tent, some Tibetans were fixing a black yak hair tent.  They were sewing some broken panels together.   These are traditional tents used by the yak herding nomads. 
The inside of the Tent
A Few Difficulties
Mom Helping Out

Sewing the Yak Hair Tent
After helping out, Martin came by to go for a walk.  He asked me if I wanted to go with him.  I said yes and we walked up the road by the entrance of the sky burial.  We then hiked up above the Stupa where we walk the Khora.  From there, we had a good view of the monastery.  Martin said they are building a new Monastery, and we could see big concrete pillars and Chinese workers.
The New Monastery
Above the Stupa
After dinner, the wind suddenly started to blow.  I ran outside to watch the tent we had just set up flapping in the immense wind.  I loved the feeling of the strong wind on my skin.  Before we went to bed, we had to take the tents down and put tarps and logs over them to protect them from the storm. Tomorrow, we will set the tents back up.  

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  1. Hi Rohan,
    I just read your past 3 blogs. Guess I neglected to read them the past few days - busy with new renters and starting to get organized for the GC. I also try not to use my computer much. Because of the heat, the city is asking us to save electricity so we won't have a blackout due to increased A/C use.

    I love your pictures. Especially the Tibetian tent from the inside. Sad you had to temporarily take them down because of the wind storm. Was it easier to put them back up?
    Love, Grandma Doris

  2. Dear Grandma Doris,
    I'm sad to hear that things are pretty bad in Texas. Hopefully when you come back from the Grand Canyon things will be ok. I love reading your comments. The Tibetan tent was easier to put back up because we had already done it once.

    Rohan Geographic

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