They met at a seven-year meditation/philosophy course, which required participants to travel to India each year for the 1st week in April for instruction. It was taught by H E Tai Situ Rinpoche one of the great Meditation Masters.
The seating was cushioning on the floor, he sat in front of her. He was from Germany with limited English and she was from New Zealand (NZ) with limited German but they were able to communicate. They formed a group with the Spanish man that sat next to him and the Taiwanese woman that sat next to her. The group exchanged email addresses and from time to time corresponded. When in India they would all have breakfast together.
After year three of the course, he wrote to say he had to drop out of the course as his 88-year-old mother was sick and he needed to care for her. He wrote about his newly acquired knowledge in gynaecology, breast cancer, podiatry, and dentistry gained from having accompanied his mother to all of her appointments.
She wrote back and gave him some moral support. She also sent a gift from the NZ sheep, woollen socks for both his mother and him.Continue reading