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December 30, 2009

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I spent my New Year’s Eve reading A Book of Verse: The Biography of Omar Khayyam, which I just received in the mail. You remember Omar Khayyam: the Jug of Wine, Loaf of Bread, and Thou guy. The story behind his famous book Rubaiyat is truly incredible: there are been hundreds of editions in dozens of languages. Plus his alleged association with Hassan Sabbah, Founder of the Assassin Sect, is certainly intriguing. It was a Full Moon last night (3:13 a.m. local time), in addition to being New Year’s Eve, so it is an especially good time to go into Occultation. This morning at dawn I did a White Tara Practice. The Lunar New Year, Tsagaan Sar, is coming up on February 14, and of course that is the biggest day of the year here in Mongolia. So we have that to look forward to. Best Wishes to you for the New Year!

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