I got home a little while ago which ends the first of my ten day stints in an incredibly beautiful and remote parts of Tasmania working and living with a small group of people. I have been able to spend a little more time on my practice but I am also splitting my free time by studying the local human history, geology, fauna and flora as well as getting to know the locale by foot and kayak.
fortunately, or unfortunately, when I away I am without internet, cell phone and television reception. Hence my decision to step down from my role as administrator and moderator.
The new job is intense and usually a lot of fun. As one of our guests said today, I wear "a lot of different hats", but then, all of us do.
I hope you and your loved ones are well and happy.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global Relief