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Zen

One Bright Pearl.

An interview with Henry Shukman.

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poetry

Reflections on a morning walk.

A Haiku poem.

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Journal

Sitting.

Up early to sit with the world before it gets all over-sprayed with the crazy and confounding. Moment by moment, breath by breath…that is my greatest teaching.” Peter Matthiessen

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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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Back on grid.

I’m sitting outside Tilley’s cafe waiting for Kelly to arrive after work. The lunchtime throng has thinned down to the unhurried few who either sit in older scrunched-in-close jovial groups or sit apart uni students tapping deeply into their laptops. Kelly will be a couple of hours yet which suits me fine as I have […]

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Off grid for next 7 days.

I am about to go into a 7-day silent meditation retreat, so I will be off the grid for a while. That means no email, no talking, no reading, no writing, no YouTube, no wifi, no news, no TV….no nothing. Nowhere to hide. It is shaping up to be a challenging experience with temperatures predicted […]

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Zen

Video: On consciousness.

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. Rumi I don’t know much about Peter Russell. I have not read any of his books but his bio states that he is an author who initially studied mathematics and theoretical physics at Cambridge University (UK), before changing his […]

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Zen

On having no head.

In a couple of weeks, I will be attending another 7-day Zen meditation retreat (this will be my 4th).Why the heck do you want to spend 7 days sitting silently on your butt I hear you ask? Well, for one reason, it gives me the opportunity to investigate the illusory nature of my self. To […]