Day 13 - Our Final Day in Nepal
While at the stupa we were also able to visit some local shops that focused on the teaching of Tibetan painting, where we got to interact with some of the students and watch them work. The paintings were extremely detailed and were designed completely from memory. It was very impressive to see such disciplined young artists at work, and even inspired some of us to take some of the paintings home to our families to share with them.
For the fellows who needed a little restoration and healing before the long trip home, some merchants worked their magic on them with some Tibetan healing bowls. The Tibetans believe that by striking the bowl close to the body, the waves of energy from the bowl were released and helped cleanse the body of its impurities through the seven chakras. After our visit midday, it was back onto the bus to bid farewell to our tour guide Sanjay and a quick jaunt back over the airport where we headed back to New Delhi. With the Himalayas in view from our airplane window, it was bittersweet leaving such a beautiful place, but we were all glad to be returning home. With a couple hours to rest and clean up at a nearby hotel, we reassembled and caught our final flight back to San Francisco.