With hundreds of helpers on site already weeks before the course, and over 4000 course participants around for two weeks – it can sometimes be challenging to keep track of how one’s friends from the local sangha are doing – let alone spotting them regularly in the crowd.
So we took our chances to get back together again. At over 30 degrees Celsius, swimming or kayaking in the Alpsee Lake below the EC was the recommended daily refreshment after a working day of taking down the tents anyway. On top, we enjoyed two afternoons at a beautiful waterfall only twenty minutes away from Immenstadt – hiking and swimming together.
Another evening, we got together in the most typically Bavarian restaurant to be found in the area and took the opportunity to catch up with what has been going on in our friends’ lives during the last weeks over some tasty dumplings and a Bavarian Weissbeer. :)