Another couple of weeks have passed by and I've just finished repeating the second week of Agama's first month Yoga course
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I´ve been doing about 5 hours of Yoga every day including listening to the lectures. Today though is a day off relaxing on the beach :-). My "weekend" is every Thursday and Friday, and last weekend I ventured to Zipolite (pronounced Zipoleetay) about 6 kms easy along the coast. It's a bit more chilled out there with smell of Bob Marley in the air and naked people wandering along the beach. Pete-Chillin-Zipolite
After a relaxed breakfast and a swim I settled down in a hammock in a beach bar, "chilled out" and got chatting with a couple of Mexican guys down from Mexico City for a few days. Meet Beto and Mauricio: Beto and Mauricio
A couple of hours later and well relaxed, I wandered a little further along the beach to find some food where I met Maria from Sweden who is here for a few weeks working. She said she was going to come along for some yoga but has not turned up yet. Where are you Maria? Maria and a view of Zipolite BeachZipolite Mexico - Zipolite Mexico - Zipolite Mexico
Beto and Mauricio had promised a fire show at the bar later on, so I arranged to meet Maria there later. At the far end of the beach I found Shambhala. It looks like a pretty cool place to stay. Here is their vision:
In the Tantric & Buddhist traditions, Shambhala is the place where enlightened souls go to rest.
This is a carving of Siva (I think :-) I found in Shambhala. Pretty cool I thought, and with a dog (is it a dog?) beside him. Siva by the way (pronounced Sheeva) is the Vedic mythological representation of the universal masculine energy, the void, the nothingness, everything which has not yet been manifested. Sakti (pronounced Shaktee) is the female energy, everything which is manifested. Anyway, this leads me on to a bit of a sad story.
At the Yoga School
, we inherited a couple of dogs. The caretaker who had been looking after them left in early January and they were barking a lot at visitors and needed some love. We didn´t even know their names so I named them Siva & Sakti & started looking after them. After a couple of days they adopted me as their master and started following me everywhere, and I mean literally everywhere. They followed me when I went to a restaurant, to the internet cafe & to the beach, and they slept at the bottom of my bed. Sakti-Siva-San-Agustinillo beach
Sakti is the girl on the left and Siva is the boy on the right.
Now for the sad part. Three nights ago, in the middle of the night I was woken to find Siva staggering around and very ill. I couldn´t do much except try to give him some water & lay my hands on him. After about 15 minutes he passed away :-(. We buried him the next morning and had a small service for him. We found out later that several dogs have died recently in the area.Siva - may your soul rest in peace A figure of Siva in the sunset - - - - - - - - Siva and Sakti
So, although it´s a sad story. Sakti is still here and she is still following me everywhere and is good company. She is sitting at my feet at the moment in the internet cafe. We had the vet come to visit her today to check her out. He gave her a wash & a couple of injections and she seems fine.
I´ve spent most of my spare time in the last couple of days adding and revising webpages for the school. Those of you who are coming to visit us soon can check them out here
and find concise directions and details of accommodation in Mazunte and San Agustinillo.
Time for me to finish off now, so I´ll leave you with another couple of pictures of Zipolite beach:Zipolite-beachZipolite-sea
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