Temples and Elephants

On Saturday, I went with a few friends to see Baylakuppe, a Tibetan settlement town with a Buddhist monastery, and afterwards to an elephant preserve. Notable: feeling like a tourist attraction, as all the young Indian men wanted to take their picture with us; the immense beauty and quiet inside the temple, especially considering the picture-taking chaos outside; meditating on the lawn at the monastery and feeling like I was upside down (they caution you not to meditate outdoors, I believe now I know why); climbing over rocks across the river that would take us to the elephants; and this one beautiful elephant that we met at the preserve, with whom we had a nice little conversation. Om Gan Ganapataye Namah.

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