Cotton wraps, linen and first aid dressings for Koalas and other bush fire injured wildlife


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The recent  bush fires continue to reign havoc on rural NSW communities. There has been loss of life, property and other numerous casualties. One of the biggest groups affected is our wildlife. Injured animals including Kangaroos, Joeys and Koalas are … Continue reading

March in Thailand 2

Wat Tham Pha Daen – Sakorn Nakorn

March in Thailand 1

Wat Pa Suttawad – Luang Por Mun.

Kathina AGM 2018

How is your heart?

Be less busy!

I called a friend a few days ago. Just to ask her how she was doing, how her family was. Her response “I’m so busy with this and that. I have so much going on.” Not long after that I ran into another friend and asked him how he was. Again,  same response: “I’ve been so busy, always so much to do.”

Both their tones so overwhelmed and plain tired. Children are feeling this way as well. I recently tried to tee up a visit with one of my youngest sons friends. When I asked his mother for his availability she scrolled through her outlook phone planner and said her child was only available in no less than four weeks’ time as he was “busy” with rugby, debating, tutoring…etc. Continue reading

Reflection on death as a protection

Positivity, negativity, pessimism, optimism are mental states. Mental states are Annicang according to Lord Buddha. Annicang meaning impermanent, transient, fleeting, coming and going – no substance.

On the straight or curvy line from birth to death, whatever outcome occurs in the experience of life leads to and ends up in death. Death is the outcome of life or more correctly death is the condition ( same say fabrication) of birth. A condition or fabrication namely called ‘Sankhara’ (Pali italics not included) – are said to be Annicang (impermanent) by Lord Buddha – Sabbe (all) Sankhara Annica’ti. To go further whatever is Annicang is Anatta- Not self. So if mental state is not-self, not ours why do we cling and grasp? Continue reading