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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.



Christopher’s Teaching Programme in Queensland and NSW, Australia between 21 November and 6 December 2019.

Photos show Forest Retreat Centre, Dhammananda Community, The Channon, NSW.

AUSTRALIA

Relaxation Centre, Brisbane.

CAN WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO AN ENGAGED LIFE?

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A New Website. Mindfulness Support Service (MSS). Initiative of Nshorna (daughter). To address domestic and youth violence.

www.mindfulnesssupportservice.org

I am very happy to inform my worldwide contacts on social media of a remarkable initiative of Nshorna, my daughter, to set up a non-profit Mindfulness website and organisation to help address the rising tide of generational cycle of domestic abuse and youth violence. Continue reading 



Join our Mindfulness Teacher Training Course starting at the Pauenhof Centre, an hour from Dusseldorf, Germany in early May 2020

After a two year break, we are offering our third Mindfulness Teacher Training Course (MTTC) in 2020.

More than 100 practitioners took part in the two courses in 2017-2018 in Germany and Israel.

The courses will be held at the delightful Pauenhof Centre, an hour from Dusseldorf in Germany. Continue reading 



Dharma, Dana (Donations), Teachers and the Retreat

The Buddhist tradition has a beautiful, long love affair with the tradition of dana – a Pali word meaning generosity, donation, gifts, the practice of offering support. Continue reading 




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