This evening we had a chance to see our Tibetan friends who are studying at the AIT. They are Ujab, Rigyal (Simon) and Rigthob. They are from Amdo, the same province as Yontan. Now at the AIT there are only 4 Tibetans – the three of them and Tenzin Rabgyal, a Tibetan from India. We talked about my prostrations, Tibetan culture, our Stupa project and Khadiravana. They are the first people who helped us build the first mantra stupa. We did it on Tibetan New Year on February 28 this year. Because we didn’t have experience, we thought we could finish the work over the weekend. But the task was very difficult. They worked tiredlessly till early in the morning, when the power and their bodies gave in.