When we lived in Chicago – a friend told me about a meditation center I should check out so I could learn to relax. I only went to a few meetings and I never did learn how to meditate, but the group leader talked a lot about a man named Sri Chinmoy who devoted his life to peace. On my last day, I told the the guy that I was done with the classes and he said, “Some day, I know you will meet Sri Chinmoy.” I said, “Alrighty!” (I didn’t want to be rude, but sensed he was really into being cool and new age-y.) Fast forward to Nepal. We were walking around a park when I came across this statue. It was Sri Chinmoy. I didn’t ‘technically’ meet him, but it was fun to see the statue just the same.
Amazing Tibetan music was playing through loudspeakers as we were taking in the Himalayas- so surreal.
This is the family who opened their home to us when we visited Myanmar (Burma.) They had been planning a trip to Nepal, so we made sure our paths crossed again. Super fun family- we had a great time with them and we got to catch a glimpse of the Himalayas together!