In case you're wondering what's been going on...
Sometime ago I stepped down from global mod role because I believed the internet service where I was to be living and working, most of the time, would make moderating extremely difficult to impossible. As it turned out, the connection, except for when bad weather plays havoc with the satellite connection, was better than my "premium" service at home. And so that's why I never really went away.
Its good to be back in the role of global mod. As some of you know, service is an important part of my practice and being able to serve the online Sangha is something that I value greatly.
Thanks for having me back!
“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 3.725Compassionate Hands Foundation
(Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global Relief