Drama, drama, drama. Does my life every include a week with no drama?
Well the boys are back in their apartments. They were told on Thursday they could go back in to their area.
We bought a new hard drive and I have pretty much everything back on. Unfortunately I lost all my wonderful knitting links as I never backed up my internet history.
Saturday was the day I took Refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha (the Buddhist community). It was a wonderful ceremony led by Acharya Arawana Hayashi, with a very nice reception afterwards. I received my new name Dawa Chötso - Dawa = Moon Chö= Dharma and tso = lake. When you go for your Refuge Vow interview (we met with the Acharya) something about yourself comes into the ether and whatever that is she picks up on and your new name is born. It is a statement about you and your being. This was what she picked up... I radiated the Dharma (hence the moon) and she felt that I would take in and hold all the teachings and reflect them like the moon does on a lake.
So from this day forward I am Dawa Chötso von Hassel-Davies LOL a mouthful for sure, and I am a Buddhist.