sweet! our whole group from left to right :Mychal, Sofia, Ashley, Will, Jack, Adam, HeatherUp above Bir, from a place where SO many paragliders take off everyday. More later.Much प्यारshanti… Read More

    गोल्डन तेम्प्ले Golden Temple in Amritsar! Imagine this lit up at night… swimming in pray flags! Just out the back door from Deer Park Institute:-)… Read More


    Tashidelek. Once Again. We have arrived back at the beloved foothills of the Himalayas in the teeny town of Bir. We’re staying at the Deer Park Institute, which is Buddhist… Read More

    Namaste from the forest of bliss….. also known as Varanasi or Banaras.We have grown accustomed to our daily routine in Varanasi which includes Hindi class in the morning, followed by… Read More

    Greetings from Kolkata round two! We are on our final day in Kolkata and it has been quite an excited 10 days here. As soon as we arrived here it… Read More


    Hello Everybody~We’ve finally arrived in Kolkata, after an overnight train ride, after a five hour jeep from Gangtok. We said our longing goodbyes to the majestic Himalayan town up in… Read More


    After a quick flight, and a three hour jeep ride up winding mountains, we have found ourselves in Darjeeling. Upon our arrival we were warmly welcomed at our hotel, and… Read More

    Safe and Sound

    I wanted to post something immediately to let you all know that all of the students in all Carpe Diem groups are well, in good spirits, and bedding down for… Read More

    Hey Guys!

    Hi everybody.I cannot believe I am in India. It’s amazing. There is so much going on all around us. I love it, and I feel like this is the place… Read More

    Hello! this is Will here! We have landed in India despite certain flight delays! and let me say it is absolutely insane and i love it! the culture is amazing… Read More

    New Delhi

    Cheers!After a hectic trip, we finally arrived in New Delhi at around 2 A.M. and had an epic taxi ride to our first guest house. So far the sights, sounds,… Read More

    Notes from the Airport

    Well, it’s official, they’re together and ready! The group leaders just gave me a call and they have their full group – yes, everyone is there! In about three hours… Read More

    Hanging in North Portland, testing the photo capability of our blog.  See you soon!… Read More

    Namaste Shanti

    Welcome to the Shanti fall ’08 blog!  we will be posting here throughout the semester with all our exciting adventures and experiences.  We are currently in Portland, finishing up some… Read More