All the members of Group were arrived in Kathmandu. We are all weary from our long flights across oceans and worlds …some of us arrived yesterday and some today. For those that arrived yesterday, we spent the first part of the day walking the streets of Kathmandu. The ancient sights and incensed smells, temples and shops, hawkers and careening motorbikes fuse to create the heartbeat that is Kathmandu. As lead us through the city this morning it was an awakening and vitalizing experience. By late afternoon everyone had arrived and we gathered for our first group meeting this evening, a quick lecture and our first meal together that was filled with friends, song and merriment. We are all anxious to get started but will wait one more day and get our sleep-cycles straighten out. Tomorrow …the monkey-temple!