Coming to this 5-day workshop was a really special experience, from the lectures to the activities it was always something different coming our way. Meeting Uncle William and listening to his lectures made me analyze things from a completely new perspective, especially in ways I never even thought it was possible to be analyzed. This whole time span was a great lesson in life in which we were learning new things, making new friends and most importantly co-existing peacefully despite having different backgrounds.
There were many special moments during the workshop, in fact every moment I spent there was so special for me and if I started listing the experiences this would probably never end but I would like to narrate a thing I felt which was so special that it would be a crime to not mention it ….. and here it is – It was the last day of the workshop, we were having lunch and it was time to pack up things after it. As everyone was gathered around the tables eating together, I was just observing from the sidelines seeing that around the tables we had Czechs, Indians, Americans, Vietnamese, Japanese, Koreans, Austrians and may be even more nationalities present there but all of them regardless of their nationalities, faiths, beliefs or any other forms of considerations were just sitting there happily enjoying the food and each other’s presence and it made me realize in that moment we achieved world peace in that room as each of us had our world confined to that room and even in our own personal worlds I could see a moment of true peace and seeing this made me strongly believe if it’s doable in that room then one day this room would be the entire planet and we would achieve the goal of peaceful co-existence.
I came in with zero expectations and I am going away with so much that words cannot define it and all I can say is a BIG THANK YOU/DEKUJU/KAMSAHAMNIDA/ARIGATO for everything, it was a wonderful experience and I am already looking forward to seeing you guys again!