Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Kopan Monastery - monsoon schedule

I have just updated my Google Calendar to show my teaching programme from June 2009 in Kopan Monastery. If you would like to view what is happening, please go to this link (cut and paste into your browser):

http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=lobsang.namgyel%40gmail.com&ctz=Asia/Calcutta&pvttk=8c6669e101c196e7388cb673a36edc86

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Australian humour!

Hello all - this selection of Australian humour was sent to me by a dear friend and I thought to post it here, so you will gain some understanding of my humour and why it is as it is!! No excuses.......

These were posted on an Australian Tourism Website and the answers are the actual responses by the website officials, who obviously have a sense of humour

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Q: Does it ever get windy in Australia ? I have never seen it rain on TV, how do the plants grow? ( UK ).

A: We import all plants fully grown and then just sit around watching them die.

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Q: Will I be able to see kangaroos in the street? ( USA )

A: Depends how much you've been drinking.

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Q: I want to walk from Perth to Sydney - can I follow the railroad tracks? (Sweden )

A: Sure, it's only three thousand miles, take lots of water.

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Q: Can you give me some information about hippo racing in Australia ? ( USA )

A: A-fri-ca is the big triangle shaped continent south of Europe .
Aus-tra-lia is that big island in the middle of the Pacific which does not
... oh forget it. Sure, the hippo racing is every Tuesday night in Kings Cross. Come naked.

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Q: Which direction is North in Australia ? ( USA )

A: Face south and then turn 180 degrees. Contact us when you get here and we'll send the rest of the directions.

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Q: Can I bring cutlery into Australia ? ( UK )

A: Why? Just use your fingers like we do.

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Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in Australia ? ( France )

A: Only at Christmas.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everybody. I will be writing to you next time from New Zealand in 2009.......with love and prayers, Ven. Namgyel.