Scene from the performance by the Roumieh prison inmates
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It is me but it could have been you! !هذا أنا ولكن كان من الممكن أن تكون أنت

An afternoon at the Roumieh prison: A couple of times I caught the eye of one of the performers, a pleasant looking guy in his 20s. He held my gaze for a few seconds each time, in which I felt we were two sides of a random coin flip. “It is me but it could have been you…it is you but it could have been me…after this is over I walking out of here…after this is over I am going back to my cell!”
The Kopan Stupa

A 7-Month Sabbatical: Meditating and Trekking (5/5)

This is one of my all-time favourite travel blogs, about the time I was in a Buddhist retreat in Kathmandu and then went trekking in the Himalayas. "The lack of morning café latté and double chocolate chip muffins for breakfast notwithstanding, the retreat at Kopan proved to be one of those life experiences that affect you one way or another, consciously and sub-consciously."