A public talk in one University and then another public talk yesterday in another University. Yesterday was a bit of a shock. I had said I would like to talk to a small group of students, maybe 40-50, but I found out when I arrived there were hundreds in a big auditorium. Apparently when the students heard about the talk they said "How can you shut out some students" and so insisted on being included. The time was definitely positive and the students told me they received a lot of encouragement from the talk.
Tonight we finish Peaceful Living, Peaceful Dying and then tomorrow I travel to Mexico City for His Holiness's teaching on Saturday, returning to Vera Cruz on Sunday for my last talk on Tuesday evening.
15th September the retreat starts with the Xalapa group. We are meditating on the 11 steps to Bodhicitta. Followed by teachings in Xalapa from the 19th.