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Forests are burning. Minds are burning with fear and worry. Do we fly or do we stay at home?

Message from a reader of my blog on the Fires in Australia and my teaching schedule in Australia.

Hi Christopher,

This is a heart-breaking post. My heart goes out to the people and wildlife who are suffering in Australia. On the news today there were pictures of the worst flooding for fifty years in Venice and also the flooding in the north of England. We do indeed have to wake up to the new reality and it is up to each one of us to engage in ‘wise action’ in terms of our daily life and habits and I cannot see the justification in flying to the other side of the world to hold a retreat. That now seems to me a luxury the world cannot afford.

Dear Reader,

Thank you for your message.

I do not hold to the view that those who engage in service to others in various parts of the world should stop such service.

Aeroplanes and helicopters provide an important service to tackling the fires in a variety of ways.

Some of us tackle the fires of the mind.

Servants of people, animals and the environment cannot turn our back on others and cut ourselves off.

It is not a luxury the world can afford.



Fire. Fire. Fire. People, animals and environment in NSW and Queensland deal with destruction

I have the privilege since 1976 of teachings in the Forest Retreat Centre on the ridge of a sub-tropical rainforest near The Channon, northern NSW, Australia.

As I write, the Forest Retreat Centre remains vulnerable to a raging fire sweeping through the area. Continue reading 



Is there no place like home? A 3000 word essay for a chance to win $100,000 for the 2019 NIne Dots Prize.

Dear Friends,

I entered an international competition called the NIne Dots Prize early this year (2019) to write a 3000 word essay on the theme: Is there no place like home? Continue reading 



18 Harmful Influences of the Mobile Phone. 11 Connected Ways to End Addiction to the Phone.

There are around six billion mobile phones (cell phones) in the world.

More than 90 per cent of adults, including teenagers in the prosperous world, have a mobile phone. Continue reading 



An Engaged Life. A new website under construction. Crisis. What Crisis? Part 2 of 2

From the Home Page of www.anengagedlife.org under construction.

Ready for viewing in May 2019.

CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS?

Continue reading 




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