Message from a reader of my blog on the Fires in Australia and my teaching schedule in Australia.
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.
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.
Photos show Forest Retreat Centre, Dhammananda Community, The Channon, NSW.
Relaxation Centre, Brisbane.
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
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