The children of Gladstone Academy have a weekly session of yoga and meditation. This is led by an elderly yogi who believes that meditation leads to a relaxed and healthy mind thereby improving the childrens’ abilities to learn. Sighteeing around Durbar Square and Pottery Square in Bhaktapur followed after school.
An interesting visit to Pashupatinath was very emotional for Mrs Green and Miss Flynn. Among the colourful Hindu temples, the brightly painted sadhus and wild deer and monkeys was the sombre sight of multiple open air cremations. This is a normal part of life for the Hindu people of Nepal but very harrowing for two English teachers!