Christmas greetings

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Kim OHara
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Re: Christmas greetings

Post by Kim OHara » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:18 am

And a happy Christmas from the other climatic extreme. :hello:
I'm just back from a long Christmas lunch on the back deck of my sister-in-law's place, under the mango tree. Everyone in shorts and short sleeves and bare feet or sandals ... very comfortable at 28C.

:toast:
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Re: Christmas greetings

Post by Ben » Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:26 am

manas wrote:Thanks, Ben. And a Happy Christmas to you also, and to all (virtually) assembled here. Nice picture, by the way. Might be nice to pack a kayak, catch the Spirit and head over at some stage...(As I understand it, Tassie has most of Australia's fresh water rivers, is that correct?)

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Hi Manas,
There are a lot of freshwater rivers in Tasmania, but I don't know about Tassie having the most. The photo is taken at the confluence of. The Pieman and Savage rivers. It's ideal for kayaking and I try and get out on the water at around dawn for two or three hours if I have a late start. It's a great way to start the day (after meditation!). Do let me know if you are intending to come down.
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Ben
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Christmas greetings

Post by Dhammanando » Wed Dec 25, 2013 8:29 am

Christmas Greetings everyone.




I thought some of you might appreciate this little-known piece of footage. It's the Apostle Matthew, working as a reporter for the Bethlehem Star, interviewing one of the shepherds to whom the angel of the Lord appeared on the night of Jesus's birth.

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Re: Christmas greetings

Post by Mkoll » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:27 pm

Merry Christmas!

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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Christmas greetings

Post by sattva » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:19 am

Merry Christmas (45 minutes left of the day here) and Happy New Year!
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Re: Christmas greetings

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Re: Christmas greetings

Post by Thitadhammo » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:32 pm

Buddhist Season’s Greetings from Freising in Germany

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Re: Christmas greetings

Post by bodom » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:26 pm

Im a little late but Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone here!!!

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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.

- Ud 3.5


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Re: Christmas greetings

Post by Mkoll » Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:45 pm

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year & Happy Holidays!

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Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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