Monday, December 2, 2013

Bunbury and return to Rishikesh

Somehow the time in Bunbury went very quickly so my blogging lapsed!  Ven Namgyal (spelt differently) gave me a lot of his time and was very kind towards me, as were Julie and Glynis and the other volunteers who sometimes prepared food.  The group has bought a house in the CBD area which is being converted by Venerable and will be marvellous once completed.  The return flight was uneventful.  I stopped overnight in Bangkok airport at a really nice hotel (Novotel) and I can definitely recommend that hotel as a place to relax for a few hours.
Back in Rishikesh, it is getting cold at night, around 9C and will get colder.  The days are warm.  I got straight into the garden, planting and replanting and grass is arriving today.  Soon HH is teaching in Delhi, which I am very fortunate to be able to attend and after that the Vajrasattva retreat will commence.
Have a wonderful Christmas and new year and I am sure you will all remember to cherish others, care about others, be kind towards others and not be so concerned about yourself and what you are receiving!
By the way, I am reading Rinpoche's Bodhicitta booklet - it is beautifully edited by Ven Sarah Thresher - and is a marvellous way to start the day.  The book will be published soon I understand.