My non-Buddhist time; or, the household life.

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Re: My non-Buddhist time; or, the household life.

Postby alan » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:01 am

Hi Chris
I'm downloading that talk; it will be on my iPod for tomorrow. Thanks.

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Re: My non-Buddhist time; or, the household life.

Postby Dan74 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:55 am

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Re: My non-Buddhist time; or, the household life.

Postby Annapurna » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:17 am

http://www.schmuckzauberei.blogspot.com/

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Re: My non-Buddhist time; or, the household life.

Postby Rui Sousa » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:10 pm

With Metta

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Re: My non-Buddhist time; or, the household life.

Postby alan » Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:21 am

Anna:
Sorry to hear about your noisy weekend...noise is stressful, and detrimental in so many ways. I am in fact in a better environment, after a 900 mile drive in my motorhome from Nashville to south Florida.
Rui: I don't buy the whole kids make you wiser thing, but that is just me. Good for you if you thrive around them. Of course, if the Buddha was into families he would not have left his wife and child...(ouch!) :smile: :smile:
Chris: Ajahn Sumedho seems like a really nice guy. I was rooting for him to settle down and get to the point...but he didn't. It was just an hour-long ramble.

Th household life is dusty. Camping in my motorhome alone in the quiet--well that is fresh air!

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Re: My non-Buddhist time; or, the household life.

Postby Annapurna » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:20 am

Alan, thank you for your kind words. .. :anjali:

Luckily, most of the time I have it quiet and nice. :woohoo:

So you live in a motorhome?

Can you stop and stay wherever you want to, out in nature, or how are the laws in your land?
Do you go to work from your motorhome?

I hope I'm not too curious, but I am not familiar with your lifestyle and I find it interesting. :anjali:

Anna

PS: If you're in South Florida right now, it must be hot...how do you keep it cool? The motorhome I mean.
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Re: My non-Buddhist time; or, the household life.

Postby alan » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:30 am

HI Anna
I live in my motorhome when I'm in the states. It is 26 ft. (8 meters) long and has a bedroom which slides out. Florida roads are wide, and many other people drive around in even bigger vehicles--mine is actually small by comparison. It's just the gross American consumerist lifestyle. No, wait--it isn't! I'm actually anti-consumer. I park in nice quiet places, and for the most part am left alone. One of the good things about Florida is that it is very big. There is a lot of space.
I'm parked now in a place on the west coast--the gulf of mexico coast. The air is fresh and smells of flowers. It's a campground.
I have electric, water and internet.
The motor home has a kitchen, of course, and a shower. I've added a fine sound system because I love to listen to Jazz. It's ideal for me.
I used to just stop out in nature, but now I like to be connected. Way out west--like in New Mexico or Arizona--there is still open land where anyone can camp. But it is dry and desolate. I prefer the soft air here. Plus, my job, if I still have one now that no one is buying anything, is to take photos, and coast scenes are what I do best.
As far as the heat--well, Bali was worse. I've been spending most of my time in Asia for the last few years. I'm used to heat.
My German father would not approve, but this is my life...
Alan


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