I've been doing some volunteer work for the [http://www.fpmt.org/|Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition], an amazing international organization with centers spanning the globe. Anyway, I came across the website for [http://www.lawudo.com/About.html|Lawudo Gompa], a FPMT-affiliated retreat center high up in the Himalayas of Nepal. Check out the [http://www.lawudo.com/About.html|link]. I can't even imagine what it would be like to be there.
An unresolved question for me is whether I will, at some point, commit myself to making the provisions for doing a long retreat at someplace like Lawudo Gompa. Say, after I finish school. But why not before then? Maybe I should do it sooner than later? How can I know?