This morning we started with a wonderful meeting at the Pagosa Springs Town Hall.
Town Manager Greg Schulte (left) and Mayor Don Volger (right) warmly received us, and the Mayor spoke eloquently about Peace and its significance:
We met a good number of interesting people in Pagosa Springs, many made wishes as they were holding the torch.
The mounds of minerals from the actual Pagosa Springs were hard to miss.
Olivia and Tavishi started the first miles under the morning sun.
The miles we ran in the roads of Colorado were enchanting.
Atul is making a wish. Who knows -- maybe for an all downhill run.
Homagni and Sarankhuu arriving in the Ute reservation.
A journalist led us over to the kids who were eagerly waiting.
We first performed our World Harmony Run song with our improvised band.
We shared a moment of silence.
we had a lot of fun presenting our skits on what peace means.
everyone took a moment to offer a good thought.
Olivia learned soe of the Ute traditions.
Running was great fun.
Sarankhuu, our devoted cameraman, is always looking for new angles.
We joined in the sacred Bear Dance guided by the children.
The boys were singing and leading in percussion in the traditional way.
Children loved the artwork on World Harmony painted by Sri Chinmoy.
We bid farewell in a traditional handshake line hoping we would see each other again very soon.
Bipin our runner form New York putting in some miles on the reservation.
Atull is preparing himself most seriously for a sub three hours marathon let us wish him good luck!
Natabara is getting started on a severe uphill.
There is nothing like a good strech after a long day on the road.
The owner and staff of the Himalayan Kitchen in Pagosa Springs treated the team to an incredible Nepalese dinner.
We shared the restaurant with a very inspiring spiritual group of people who listened to our Peace Run song and passed the torch most soulfully. It is always uplifting to cross paths with people who appreciate and strive for peace and oneness.