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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby Ben » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:57 pm

Looks wonderful Chris! Let me know what its like - I may order a copy based on your review.
My favourite gift this Christmas was the permission my wife gave me to attend the 10-day retreat that I completed a few days ago. She also gave me permission to attend a 30-day retreat later in 2010, finances and work commitments also permitting.
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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
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- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby being5 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:37 am

The Sayadaw U Pandita book was mentioned in another thread and I ordered it from the Book Depository. It arrived in under 2 weeks and cost $16.20 (Australian) because they pay the freight!

Ben, I hope the retreat was beneficial.
I'm going for a 10 dayer on Sunday.

Christmas morning was spent under a majestic sky pruning the bottlebrushes, very pleasant.

I wish you all a happy day and hope the usual Christmas stressors are absent.

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Re: meretricious and happy new beer

Postby Ben » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:42 am

Thanks Being5
It was great but very, very intense. When I had to attend the hall 6pm -9pm I was in 'the hot seat' right in front of the Dhamma Seat. The rest of the time I was in my meditation cell in the pagoda.

When you and if you are there early, say hello to Sally who will be serving on your course. She's a chinese girl from HK and she'll be returning to help set up the Chinese Vipassana Centre sometime early in 2010. Blackheath is looking beautiful at the moment. Your course is fully booked so its up around 200-300 meditators.
Have a wonderful course being5! I'll be thinking of you!
metta

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“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..


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