Plagued by work even on vacation :) On Friday, I visited Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. I was invited to give two talks, one in the morning to a class of upper-level Buddhist Studies students, and one in the morning to a group of first-year religious studies students. Not much to say, except that 50 minutes goes by really quick when you have something profound to teach :) Mostly it wasn't what I said, so much as the actual meditation practice I had them do.
Also, just got some pictures from Wat Lao Asokaram, where I stayed the first night upon arrival in Rochester. They also had me give a short talk, and were instrumental in connecting me with the Asian Studies department at Nazareth College.
Life goes on, and gives me a great and greater appreciation for meditation practice as it does. N'atthi santi param sukham - there is no happiness without peace.