Well, we made it to Copenhagen in time to go to a funky district here called Freetown (http://www.copenhagen.com/tourism/musts/christiania.asp?Menu=Tourism) where everything like water, electricity and gas are actually free due to some loophole in the law here. We had a great vegetarian lunch (which was not free) and then came back to Soham's apartment and unpacked. Then we went on a walk,got a coffee, visited the yogs studio (www.hamsayoga.dk), did a little window shopping, came home for some asana, ate dinner and sent a little time catching up on email correspondences. Whew. Big day and 9hours time difference to boot.
Ww have a good group assembling for our weekend workshop and next week's immersion here. Most of the students have done Immersion One with Ross Rayburn so I will get to build on the excellent foundation he will have laid and add a few things to the conversation and then Ross will pick the group back up in April for Part Three.
It has been a wonderful day in transit and I and just now feeling my eyelids getting a little heavy so I will be brief. One thing that I am already enjoying is the same thing I always enjoy when travel to another country and that is the different vantage point that travel affords. Truth be told we have a very diverse country in America with marked regional differences throughout. And I get to experience that dynamic a lot in my travels. For instance, just recently I was made keenly aware of how different Venice Beach, CA is from Tucson, AZ and from Kansas City, KS. But nonetheless, getting out of the country sheds a different kind of light on the values and expectations that many times seem objective or absolute and yet actually have more to do with cultural imperatives and conditioning. I find these new perespecties refreshing and thought provoking.
Anyway, more on this later. Time for a shower and sleep. Tomorrow we are going to Hamlet's Castle. Fun!