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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Beginning of the End

It's raining here in New York, but our office is still hot and sweaty - partly from the recent heatwave and partly because we're not allowed to use our newly installed air conditioners until we set up a proper drainage system so that the water doesn't leak into the Chinese-owned laundromat downstairs. But this is another matter..... What really sucks is to be back in this uncivilized, polluted city after a fabulous week in the German wilderness with some of the most compassionate and passionate young Tibet activists from all over Europe!!!!

Although it's been a full week after the end of Action Camp, I am still suffering from the withdrawal syndromes (existential boredom during the day, sleeplessness at night, dysfunctional brain at work, nostalgia for camp food, nightmares about cows and horses, etc.) However, I know that this is a good kind of slump - the kind of feeling you get after being part of a group experience that is so overwhelming and inspiring and wholesome.

I want to thank all of the camp participants who traveled painful distances from godforsaken corners of Europe to quiet and meditative Pauenhof to be part of this promise. Some of you were even cutting classes to attend camp...and I take my hat off to you. That is the kind of dedication that will free a country. It's so great to hear how some of you are already starting up new groups in your schools (David) and planning actions in your cities (Alexis and the French contingent). With your youthful energy and motivation, we can drive the Chinese government insane...and they're already quite insane. Let's test their sanity when they visit our hometowns this fall (November in UK, September in US). Let's buckle up, let's do it....

2 Comments:

  • At 6:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    london is not godforsaken

     
  • At 2:03 PM, Anonymous Amalia said…

    Ah to have been able to go! I was here at the Tibetan intensive study program remembering how amazing FTACs were, looking at the photos. I am glad you had an amazing time.

     

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