I have arrived at Patan, Kathmandu where I will stay for one month and study at Simrik Atelier with teacher Lok Chitrakar. I have rented an apartment that overlooks a Buddhist Stupa and is next to a pond with a Krishna Temple. Every morning the bells ring as the morning temple rounds begin. The offerings of praise, light, incense, rice and colour is done with such dedication and peacefulness. I watch with fascination as the meaningfulness of morning prayer seeps into my bones. There is a roof top where you can see across the streets. Morning sun prayer with yoga!