Saturday, September 27, 2008

Monks' Soccer Tournament

On September 15 Kalu Rinpoche, with Khenpo's blessing, gave the monks a day off to have fun. In monk terms that means only one thing, soccer. A tournament was organized and monks appeared in some pretty professional outfits. Reminds me of that excellent movie, "The Cup". If you haven't watched it, go rent it. Very warm and humorous portrayal of life in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

The 3-year retreatants who just came out of retreat played the retreatants going into retreat. Now even if you've spent the last 3 years sitting on your behinds, you'd think that with Kalu Rinpoche as your manager, and Eric as goal tender, your team should do well. They lost 3-0.

But a good time was had by all and the event attracted a lot of local spectators. In all there were 6 teams. They played 10 minute halves.

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