We left Yaroslavl at eight o' clock last night, and even though the traffic was much lighter at that time of the night, because of the heavy snow, it was after midnight before we reached Moscow.
I have never driven through so much snow! Many of the road signs and most of the road-markings were covered by snow. Even the two-lane highways were reduced to one lane, with each car cautiously following in the tire tracks of the preceding vehicles.
It is still snowing heavily this morning here in Moscow; the skylight in my room in the Kiselny temple is completely covered by the snow. As I brush my teeth, I watch through the double-insulated skylight as the snow swirls over the ridge of the gabled roof.
It is cold outside, so I spend most of the day inside, quietly reading. I will spend the night here in the Moscow temple, and return to the Saint Petersburg temple with Dina Bandhu Prabhu tomorrow.
In the evening I give my first class to about twelve devotees in the new temple room, and Dina Bandhu Prabhu translates.