December 04, 2006

Korea again

After some problems at the Kuala Lumpur airport, which delayed my departure for almost 24 hours, I finally made it back to Korea at 6:45am yesterday. I made a hurried visit to Tom and Kaleigh's to get my winter coat and boots and we had pancakes and caught up while I repacked for the temple. Soon after I caught a train to Gyeryeong (standing room only) and now I'm here and in a mild state of shock brought on partially by the brutal weather change and also in anticipation of a drastic lifestyle change that begins tomorrow with the first day of kyol che or "tight meditation" at Musangsa temple in the Gyeryeong mountains. So here I am and here I will be for the next 90 days. I will be thinking of all my family and friends back home and abroad and hoping you all enjoy the holidays. Goodbye for now!