Amritsar and direction Daramshala

This years journey I started at the Pakistan border at the first of February. Because I was not allowed to walk through Pakistan (no Visa), it feels like connecting the earlier walked way until Afghanistan. Here I would have come from Lahore over the border into India. I wanted so much, to walk into India, […]

‚R6‘ After the retreat is before the retreat

When I came to the Vipassana center, I thought I could somehow join two courses after each other, maybe later volunteer in other ones, to maybe maybe finally visit a 21 day course in January 2018 (because there was a gab in the schedule, and I was kind of guessing, that it was not announced […]

‚R5‘ Vipassana Retreat

The Vipassana center in Dehradun has around 35 rooms for men and 35 for women, or even more – kind of guess. In my course where around 65 people, 35 men and 30 women. Women and men sit separate in the meditation hall and have a total separate tract of accommodation and dining…. Vipassana is […]

‚R4‘ Before Vipassana Retreat

I went to Dehradun by bus, then by auto/tuktuk to the retreat place northwest of Dehradun. The tuktuk had to cross a military area, then we arrived in a little village, where the driver had to ask for directions. The retreat center is close to a little river, which is in November more a creek… […]

‚R3‘ Rishikesh first 10 days

The bus ride towards Rishikesh was already a new experience. Because this was just a most simple government bus, as it is used everywhere in the daily traffic. To my surprise it had not only 4 seats in a row, but 5. First the bus was quite empty, then it was getting more and more […]

‚R2‘ Bonfire Hostel and Giving and Receiving

Beginning of November 2017 I was again invited by the Bonfire Hostel Chain to stay at there hostel for free, and I had a special invitation for Rishikesh. But Ayush, one of the owners wanted me to mention it in my blog again and again. Everywhere, in Facebook, instagram…. to make some kind of publicity […]

Georg M.

Das ist mehr oder weniger eine private Nachricht an Georg M. Du hast mir im August letzten Jahres mit deiner Spende aus der Patsche geholfen. Danke. Leider kann ich dich nicht per email (geaendert?) erreichen, und so waere es schoen, wenn du dich mal meldest. Herzen Thomas Any feedback or question Facebook: Thomas Heinrich Schmöckel […]

Review 1 (R1) Mandi and two times to Nepal

End of October I booked a cheap hotel in Mandi center. To get the right room was a bit difficult. So they showed me some rooms and I accepted, even though it was a bit to much money wise. Soon after I accepted I found out, there are much cheaper rooms in the hotel and […]

Dear friends

  Dear friends, I walked 2/3 of the way from Amritsar towards Daramshala. About this I will report later. First I try to update, step by step, its more then 3 month, since I wrote regularly. And there is a lot to report. For me to reflect and for you, to hopefully enjoy reading, maybe […]

on the way again

Dear friends, I am walking again. I started at the 1st of February at the Pakistan border. Walked to Amritsar. Now I am going step by step towards Daramshala. Any feedback or question at Facebook: Thomas Heinrich Schmöckel Facebook: steppps peacewalk Email: Whatsapp: +30 698 0654542 Fotos on instagram: schmockelthomasheinrich