gyuto monks at bondi pavilion

sunday 31 january 2010 – spent the day down at bondi beach pavilion where the gyuto monks of tibet have been in residence since january 19, presenting a program of public talks, meditation, art classes and other buddhist cultural activities. At the centre of the program was the careful creation of a large . . . → Read More: gyuto monks at bondi pavilion

weekend wandering – lotus pond

an overcast sunday morning – time for a visit to the pond of sacred lotus (nelumbo nucifera) at the sydney botanic gardens…

hi-res version of panorama is here

here’s a view of the pond six months ago, during winter dormancy…

and here, the remarkable annual transformation to prolific growth and flowering…

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weekend wandering

hi-res version of panorama is here

caught the 333 bendy-bus out to bondi to visit my tea and dharma brother rob…

he’s living zen in the city – progressively divesting himself of objects – he now has the simplest, most stylish surroundings, and keeps taking it further…

rob’s office/bedroom . . . → Read More: weekend wandering

sunday walk

some days in sydney are positively sublime – like today – 25ºC, east-nor-east winds blowing good feeling through the sun-soaked city – puffy whites drifting the wide luminous sky – ocean tang mingling with street tree florals – swirling sparkling light… time to perambulate…

on the 303 bus down to circular quay, brogue . . . → Read More: sunday walk