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February 23, 2005


Woo-hoo! I get to be the first to comment!

You *know* I wish you the bestbestbest of luck in everything that happens to you during your travels. I and the Dear Readers will be traveling with you in spirit. And will be hitting Refresh obsessively to see when your next posting will be.

I'll be with you all the way, Kongchog.

happy blogging, CT! I look forward to reading about Mongolia.

Best wishes, and a million thanks for letting us be part of your journey, Cuzzin Kong (your new moniker)! If you need anything along the way, let us know--you are already a witness to the power of us knitters.

I do feel compelled to mention that your launch coincides with my birthday, which just has to add more auspiciousity to both events.

I'll be interested to hear your impressions, and how things affect you. One of my favorite things is reading about intersection of cultures - The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell, is a good example.

And if you need anything like Cheerios, we'll all be happy to send care packages.

i was in Bhutan in september and was lucky enough to catch two tsechus, in Wangdi and in Thimphu. I was completely blown away by the culture and civility and quiet integration of buddhism and life there. Isn't Nyingma also practiced in Bhutan?
And all best wishes on your work in Mongolia. Here's hoping I'll be able to visit next year.

CT, an auspicious day, indeed. Welcome to the Land of Blog. I look forward with pleasure to reading about Mongolia.

What excellent news for an afternoon. Warm wishes for great success in your work in Mongolia

Best wishes for a successful and enjoyable stay in Mongolia. Thank you so much for sharing the journey with us!

Wow! Thanks, everybody, for a great send-off!

Caroline: Yes, Nyingma is predominant in Bhutan. The Nyingma founder, Padmasambhava, spent a lot of time there and many locations carry his powerful blessing. The most famous is a cliffside retreat place called Taktsang, or Tiger's Nest. It was heavily damaged by an avalanche a few years back. Not sure what its current status is.

Bhutan is one country I definitely want to visit before I die.

Best of wishes to you on your endeavors.

I'm very much looking forward to your blog, and wish you all the best in your journey (both to Mongolia and spiritually).

Best of wishes to you. We'll be thinking of you on Friday night while we knit at Janine's house....

I am looking forward to reading about your journey and work in Mongolia.I know for sure you will stay warm. Everyone has been knitting like crazy.

Adding in my best wishes to the mix as well - looking forward to reading about your journey.

Dear Konchog,
That is great idea you will share your idea and your travel to the others quickly and more open way./Shiniin arvan tavan/15-th of first full moon of every new year is most important days ofcouse even in Mongolia.
Yesterday, we were KPC and received Jetsunma Ahkon Lkamo's teaching. It was great full moon day we had in USA, in KPC.
We wish you again all the best for your travel in Mongolia ofcouse you will easly find your new freinds of the Nyingma tradition from there.
Best regards,

Hooray! Our first real Mongolian commenter! Welcome, Ganna.

To fill the rest of you in, Ganna is an amazing artist, who creates both Buddhist and secular art. He has a special gift for making the full-head masks worn for lama dances. These have been seen all over the world. In the future, I will talk more about him, his role in helping give birth to KPC's Mongolia Project, and link to his marvelous work. Ganna is actually providing the place for me to stay above his gallery in Ulaan Baatar!

Yesterday, by phone hook-up, we heard a famous Mongolian opera singer who just "happened" to be in the DC area offer Jetsunma three very emotionally powerful songs at KPC in Maryland. It's hard to keep track of all the "auspicious coincidences".

Dearest Konchog .. from the warm and sparkling South Pacific, I send prayers and fondest love for your auspicious success in all your intentions to see Jetsunma's sublime wishes fulfilled for Mongolia ! I can't knit, so instead I will pray and weave support for you that way as I follow this blog. Have to say, not the easiest url I have ever seen !

Em Ah Ho ! And may all be just as you wish it ...

with warmest affection,

ani dianne ( new zealand)

We will very much look forward to your arrival here in Mongolia. Please count on us for any support that you need. Yes, it seems true that at the moment we do not have any resident Western monks. There are several Western nuns and quite a number of Tibetan geshes.

Peace and Happiness during your journey!

Altanzaya, Nominjin, Roberto

Hi there - I'm a friend of Rachael's and saw her post mentioning you today... I am also heading to Mongolia for a week in May en route from Moscow - Hong Kong. Anyhow, I don't know you but best of luck!

Well, indigirl, keep your eyes peeled for a bald honky in maroon robes and glasses. Flag me down and we'll have some salt tea and marmot!

This is great Konchog. Keep us posted!

Thank you Konchog,
We see lot of informations about Mongolia from your web.
The Dulaan project is most important and helpful for us today and you are starting Mongolian project in best way.
We hope many people will see that projects from your web and will help for children in Mongolia.
I will send your web to all others who I know.

Best regards,

Best of luck to you - may all work out auspiciously and exactly as you wish.

That was a great website about mongolia. so best luck to you.

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Mongolia Bird List: "L" = Lifer

  • Amur Falcon -- L
  • Arctic (Hoary) Redpoll -- L
  • Arctic Warbler -- L
  • Asian Brown Flycatcher -- L
  • Asian Dowitcher -- L
  • Asian Short-toed Lark -- L
  • Azure Tit -- L
  • Bank Swallow
  • Bar-headed Goose -- L
  • Barn Swallow
  • Bean Goose -- L
  • Black Grouse -- L
  • Black Stork -- L
  • Black Woodpecker -- L
  • Black-billed Magpie
  • Black-eared Kite -- L
  • Black-headed Gull -- L
  • Black-tailed Godwit -- L
  • Black-winged Stilt
  • Blyth's Pipit -- L
  • Bohemian Waxwing -- L
  • Booted Eagle -- L
  • Brown Shrike -- L
  • Carrion Crow
  • Chinese Penduline Tit -- L
  • Chukar -- L
  • Cinereous Vulture
  • Citrine Wagtail -- L
  • Coal Tit
  • Common Cuckoo
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Common Greenshank -- L
  • Common Kestrel
  • Common Merganser
  • Common Pochard -- L
  • Common Raven
  • Common Redpoll
  • Common Redshank -- L
  • Common Rosefinch -- L
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Common Shelduck -- L
  • Common Snipe -- L
  • Common Starling
  • Common Swift
  • Common Tern
  • Crested Lark -- L
  • Curlew Sandpiper -- L
  • Dark-throated Thrush -- L
  • Daurian Jackdaw -- L
  • Daurian Partridge -- L
  • Daurian Redstart -- L
  • Demoiselle Crane -- L
  • Desert Warbler -- L
  • Desert Wheatear -- L
  • Dusky Thrush -- L
  • Dusky Warbler -- L
  • Eared Grebe
  • Eurasian Bullfinch -- L
  • Eurasian Coot -- L
  • Eurasian Curlew -- L
  • Eurasian Griffon
  • Eurasian Hobby
  • Eurasian Jay
  • Eurasian Nutcracker -- L
  • Eurasian Nuthatch -- L
  • Eurasian Skylark
  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk
  • Eurasian Spoonbill -- L
  • Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker -- L
  • Eurasian Tree Sparrow
  • Eurasian Treecreeper -- L
  • Eurasian Wigeon -- L
  • Eurasian Wryneck -- L
  • Eyebrowed Thrush -- L
  • Falcated Duck -- L
  • Fork-tailed Swift -- L
  • Gadwall
  • Garganey -- L
  • Godlewski's Bunting -- L
  • Goldcrest -- L
  • Golden Eagle
  • Gray Heron
  • Gray Wagtail -- L
  • Great Cormorant
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Great Gray Shrike -- L
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Great Tit
  • Greater Short-toed Lark -- L
  • Greater Spotted Eagle -- L
  • Green Sandpiper -- L
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Greenish Warbler -- L
  • Hawfinch -- L
  • Hazel Grouse -- L
  • Hen/Northern Harrier
  • Herring Gull
  • Hill Pigeon -- L
  • Hoopoe
  • Horned Grebe
  • Horned Lark
  • House Sparrow
  • Isabelline Shrike -- L
  • Isabelline Wheatear -- L
  • Kentish (Snowy) Plover -- L
  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker -- L
  • Lesser Whitethroat -- L
  • Little Bunting -- L
  • Little Owl -- L
  • Little Ringed Plover
  • Long-tailed Rosefinch
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Long-toed Stint -- L
  • Mallard
  • Marsh Sandpiper
  • Meadow Bunting -- L
  • Mew Gull -- L
  • Mongolian Finch -- L
  • Mongolian Ground-jay -- L
  • Mongolian Lark -- L
  • Northern Lapwing -- L
  • Northern Pintail
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Northern Wheatear
  • Olive-backed Pipit -- L
  • Oriental Plover -- L
  • Oriental Reed Warbler -- L
  • Oriental Turtle Dove
  • Pacific Golden-plover -- L
  • Paddyfield Warbler -- L
  • Pallas' Reed Bunting -- L
  • Pallas's Leaf Warbler -- L
  • Pallas's Sandgrouse -- L
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Pied Avocet -- L
  • Pied Wheatear -- L
  • Pine Bunting -- L
  • Pine Grosbeak -- L
  • Pintail Snipe -- L
  • Red (Common) Crossbill
  • Red-billed Chough -- L
  • Red-crested Pochard -- L
  • Red-flanked Bluetail -- L
  • Red-necked Grebe
  • Red-throated Flycatcher -- L
  • Richard's Pipit -- L
  • Rock Dove
  • Rock Sparrow -- L
  • Rook -- L
  • Ruddy Shelduck -- L
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Ruff -- L
  • Rufous-tailed Robin -- L
  • Saker Falcon -- L
  • Scaly Thrush -- L
  • Sharp-tailed Sandpiper -- L
  • Siberian Accentor -- L
  • Siberian Rubythroat -- L
  • Smew -- L
  • Spotted Flycatcher -- L
  • Spotted Redshank -- L
  • Steppe Eagle -- L
  • Swan Goose -- L
  • Temminck's Stint -- L
  • Thick-billed Warbler -- L
  • Tree Pipit -- L
  • Tufted Duck -- L
  • Twite -- L
  • Upland Buzzard -- L
  • Ural Owl -- L
  • Water Pipit -- L
  • White Wagtail
  • White-cheeked Starling -- L
  • White-naped Crane -- L
  • White-winged (Two-barred) Crossbill -- L
  • White-winged Scoter
  • White-winged Tern -- L
  • Whooper Swan -- L
  • Willow Tit -- L
  • Wood Sandpiper -- L
  • Yellow-billed Grosbeak -- L
  • Yellow-browed (Inornate) Warbler -- L