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  • post program


    by: melissahearns

    created on: Jan 26, 2011 | Tarapoto, Peru

    So I'm back in the snow and cold, dreaming of hammocks and banana trees. The first day of classes was a snow day already! It's strange to sit behind desks in classrooms again with blank walls and unenthusiastic classmates who are just in class to fulfill a general education requirement. I miss my classroom under the shade of a tambo, with open-ended discussion and a constant exchange of ideas and …

  • There and Back


    by: elsahenderson

    created on: Jan 25, 2011 | Washington, United States

    I arrived back home last night, and after hours on airplanes, layovers and delays I am still waiting for myself to catch up and fully arrive here in the Pacific Northwest.  Much of me still seems to be at Sachamama, in Shucshuyaku or deep in the forest near the Huayaga river.  Peru feels incredibly close to me and yet at the same time very far away. I keep questioning myself …

  • a truly gorgeous moment


    by: AnaVollmar

    created on: Jan 24, 2011 | Tarapoto, Peru

    It’s been a few days since we’ve all left Centro Sachamama and made each of our individual ways home.  Navigating many airports, sub-freezing temperatures, canceled flights, lost baggage, all tested mightily my sense of deep wellbeing as the course wrapped up.  Still, the resonance from the three weeks we spent together persisted, carrying me through the travels, and remains now, close at hand… On the final day, the entire group gathered …

  • El Fin


    by: AllisonM

    created on: Jan 23, 2011 | Tarapoto, Peru

    Back in Vermont .. today it's 0 degrees F, but "feels like -17" and it's supposed to be -20 tonight. There's a foot and a half of snow on the ground ... so it's kind of a shock to be back in this all of a sudden, coming from 95 degrees, sunshine, and growing, living, green everything. It's a shock that the trip is over. The experience, for me, is …

  • Students arrived safely


    by: bindumohanty

    created on: Jan 23, 2011 | India

    I rubbed my eyes. “This can't be true,” I thought to myself. I had dragged myself out of bed to go to the College Guest House to help the other faculty set up b'fast for the students. But there they were all, yes all of them, not just a couple of early risers but all 18 of them, tucking away to a hearty b'fast of good Auroville bread, fresh fruit, …

  • Travelling in India


    by: kailash

    created on: Jan 22, 2011 | India

    Hello All,     I have been travelling for the past week in India with my parents before heading south to Auroville today.  We have visited Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, and Jaipur and seen a large sample of the crazy spectrum India has to offer.    We started our travels in Varansi, said to be the holiest city in India because it is situated on the Ganges and closely related to Shiva.  The strong …

  • greys, silver, floatation smiles, and grounding clouds


    by: IshyFishy1

    created on: Jan 21, 2011 | Iceland

    I really dig the screen on this plane that shows you where you are, altitude, remaining time of flight and the time in like 3 different languages. Everything feels so fantastic. Today I ate a farewell lunch with my family and I was overwhelmed by the care and attention present there. Most people around me are asleep on this plane, and I have succumbed to my electronic addiction, partly due …

  • Home


    by: emma_c

    created on: Jan 21, 2011 | Rural Areas, Peru

    I’m home. I’ve spent the past few days unpacking, doing laundry, and repacking, as I get ready to go back to school. Looking at the snow banks outside my window, it’s hard to believe that I was in Peru earlier this week, eating passion fruit fresh off the tree, and I have definitely experienced a bit of culture shock. The more I think about and reflect on my trip, the …

  • Goodbye California


    by: AlanJohnson

    created on: Jan 21, 2011 | California, United States

    This is my last day with my home, The closer i get to leaving the more i realize how beautiful it is here. The dry grass has turned to green life and trees without there leaves with sun shining on them, my nerves are high and i am hoping i am prepared. I am in a sort of daze of excitement and nerves for this place that i feel like …

  • Finally Home


    by: CharlotteS

    created on: Jan 21, 2011 | United States

    Well it took 13 hours waiting in the Lima airport, a 7 hour flight, and a 4 hour drive through snow and ice but I finally made it back home. It feels amazing to be back with my family and friends but it’s hard not to compare my lifestyle to those of which I experienced while living in Peru. While I was packing up all my things to go back …

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