The end of block one is fast approaching, my how blocks fly at Quest! I must admit, the transition was difficult to return to a math/ philosophy course immediately after a two week vacation of eating and relaxing. I have finally gotten into the swing of things, only to have another 4 day break of solace around the corner. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining! In fact, I just wrote a 10 page paper on the history of dualism through the lens of thought and consciousness. It was no walk in the park, let me tell you!
At least the campus provides brief breaks away from studying and writing dense philosophical papers. We are inviting yet another group of musical performers to our snow-covered school: Sunny Matharu (on Tabla) and Davinder Singh Namdhari (on Taarshehnai) will be playing Indian classical music. We try to appeal to the diverse interests of students here! And for the time being, our school is small enough that we can host campus-wide events, including pool parties at the local rec centre, basketball home games, and hip-hop dance classes. What I have noticed is that one room IS chronically overcrowded with eager students seeking relaxation. This is the yoga and meditation room. I have heard, however, that in the new residence buildings (built to accommodate the increasing numbers of incoming first-year students), there will be rooms built specifically for yoga and meditation.
During block break, the school has organized free tickets and a complimentary shuttle to a showing of ‘Spring Awakening’ in Vancouver for interested students. This is one of many shows that Quest offers in order for students to get their music and drama fix! In addition, there will be a quest shuttle heading down to Vancouver over break where students can either explore the city on their own or have a guided tour, stopping at the art gallery, tourist attractions, and other points of interest like Stanley Park. Personally, just getting off the hill and being in the city is enough for me!
I’ll keep you posted about my new block in cognition coming up next month.
Until next time,