Community Service • This summer program in Peru is designed to provide the opportunity to learn about another culture by forming meaningful relationships with local people and undertaking a shared community service experience together. You should come to the summer with an open mind, eager to participate in new experiences and interested in exploring another culture and way of life . During your travels in Peru, you can expect to participate in several different service experiences — light construction projects where you may learn to mix cement or paint a community building, environmental projects such as planting seedlings or shadowing local farmers, and educational projects such as teaching English to local children. All students participate in each of the group’s projects on a rotating basis, and everyone lends a hand in meal preparation and cleanup. Students enrolled in Putney’s 21-day Peru program can expect to complete 60 hours of community service work. Students enrolled in Putney’s 15-day program can expect to complete 40 hours of community service work. To learn more about our Community Service programs, click here .
By Sogyal Lakar’s logic if he teaches you then he becomes your teacher and you his student and checking is irrelevant. He gives refuge vows instructing students that they must obey him which I just don’t accept to be right for me – its not even optional if you want to participate because it is always just a deeper renewal of faith that he requires of his students. By Sogyal Lakars logic he may believe that if he presides over a practice he is your Vajra Master. We who wrote that letter are not outsiders – i would walk past his compound and hear shrill screams and sounds of violence from time to time along with what i saw directly. It chilled me to the bone and I would ask who it was and find out later and try to talk to see what it was about, especially when it happened to people who were close friends. What goes on that creates such fear and screams?