Thanks David for starting the Dhamma Wheel and thanks to Retro for the invite.
I'm a practitioner of vipassana meditation. My teacher is SN Goenka and I took refuge for the first tme in 1985. I would describe myself as a Theravadin and my interests - apart from meditation - include understanding the Classical Mahavihara point of view and the Abhidhamma.
Over the last four years I have been serving a small community of co-practitioners in the ballarat region of Victoria, Australia by organising the weekly group-sit. Service is an important component of my Dhamma practice.
Most recently and until several days ago I was a moderator of the Theravada Forums at E-Sangha. Unfortunately, due to a misunderstanding, my role at E-Sangha has come to an end.
I live in regional Victoria but later this month my family and I will move to Launceston in Tasmania. Its an opportunity and adventure but one that comes with some mixed emotions and a fair amount of anxiety.
I am looking forward to continuing my acquiantance with my dear friends and making new friends.
“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
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