Just being in Tibet alone was a spiritual experience for me! Everywhere I went men and women were in the streets of Lhasa walking with prayer wheels and the high sacredness was encompassing each Creation! It was strange to see police on every corner and they seemed fascinated by groups of us from the USA, Canada, Greece, and other places we each reside; it is illegal in Tibet to take photos of the police by the way; I imagine it is so we will not spread propaganda about them; one time two of the women in my group were taking pictures from the bus on our way to a professional meeting; the police stopped the bus , thinking the women had taken their pictures; fortunately, they had not or else we may not have seen them after that event! I was not intimidated by the police at all; the people of Tibet did not exude a feeling of being in a state of being restricted even though they are; their spirituality exudes from every area of living and I felt blessed to be there! The mountains and water in/around Lhasa is incredible! I loved being in the market places and watching the people, even those who tried to insist I buy their wares! My most incredible experience was when we visited the Summer Palace of the Dali Lama; You could feel the spirit of his presence, and every night I dreamed of him speaking of love and compassion; the gardens at this Palace were gorgeous and so peaceful; I came away from Tibet more peaceful and alive than I have ever felt in my life, knowing I will never be the same as I was before I arrived in Lhasa.