On New Year's eve there was I, surrounded by Tibetan monks, telling my parents how delicious the Tibetan food was, to which my dad, with his usual sense of humour, replied,
"We wish you the continuation of positive currents and bright light, in the simultaneous presence of chakras, mantras and the like. If you see Rinpoche, give him compliments, not only mine but also from Cucas Abelgas."
To complete the day, a gathering with Geshe Damcho, who welcomed us all to Gyakham Khangtsen, and reminded us that "good qualities, like love, compassion, and harmony, are natural. It is just that our mind, like computer, has virus. Don't just live life like an animal motivated for material things, we need to develop spiritual and religious knowledge."