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Introduction

My stop in Lamayuru was not planned: I'd had to leave Srinigar in Kashmir earlier than planned - and quickly - due to protests that broke out, and shared a jeep with other travelers to Ladakh. I still had three days to pass until my meditation program was to start at a location three hours west of Leh, so rather than continue all the way to the capital only to have to retrace those miles a few days later, I jumped out of the jeep at a small town that sounded like a quiet, picturesque place to pass some time and get acquainted with Ladakh. But within moments of waving goodbye to my jeep companions it became apparent that I'd landed in the midst of 'something'...