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Life Support

Life is plastic.

Critically interrogate your beliefs.

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Zen

Sam Harris on meditation.

In this podcast Belgian neurologist and neuroscientist Stephen Laurey interviews Sam Harris about his meditation practice. Meditation… is a way of recognising just how much there is to be grateful for. You haven’t died yet. Your life is right here to be enjoyed, and it can only be enjoyed by you. In this corner of […]

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Zen

Genjō Kōan

Unpacking my tattoo.

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Zen

Spreading out the vision.

A technique for improving your meditation and cultivating a relaxed open awareness.

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Zen

One Bright Pearl.

An interview with Henry Shukman.

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Zen

Doorway.

Some wise words from Ayya Jitindrya, an Australian Theravadin (Buddhist) nun

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Journal

Yarram and a coronavirus update.

There is a storm front moving through, with high winds predicted. So tonight we have opted to hunker down in a safe little van park in Yarram, a small farming town in the southeast area of Gippsland Victoria (pop. 2,135). Map location: Yarram Victoria 3971 Our agenda includes laundry, long hot showers and lounging around […]

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Zen

A day of quietude.

Up early. Today will be a full day of meditation with my local zen group. Known as zazenkai which literally means ”to come together for meditation”. A day of quietude. Shared solitude. Seeking a little internal silence is almost a reflexive immune response to the overwhelming feeds from COVID-19 that have been poured over our […]

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Life Support

How well do you think you wash your hands? I’ll bet that you are rubbish.

Washing our hands is, um….hands down the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease and infections. From gastroenteritis to coronavirus, stopping the spread of these infections in our communities is quite literally all in our hands. As a retired nurse with 35 years of clinical experience, one thing I tend to notice is […]