Day 13 | Monday, April 4 | DEPARTURE
On Monday, April 4th, the weary but upbeat group of pilgrims gathered at the Paro Airport for the flight to Delhi. Heartfelt goodbyes were exchanged with all those who had made the pilgrimage possible—Rinpoche, Jetsunla and the entire Mindrolling Family, the Bhutanese tour operator Tenpa Choepel, the 30 guides and drivers, and all the group members. We were truly blessed by this auspicious gathering of the worldwide Mindrolling sangha celebrating the birth year of Guru Padmasambhava. The harmony, generosity of spirit, and willingness to be of help to one other was so pervasive that even the most challenging undertaking seemed to happen with surprising ease. May the benefit of our joined aspirations and exertion bring peace and happiness to all throughout this year!