Progress Update: June 17, 2009
The Annual General Meeting for Tisarana will be held this coming Saturday after the usual day of mindfulness (approx. 3pm). All are welcome.
The nuns’ monastery is becoming more real than the previous reality that it really was before!? The major change is the purchase of a property. Fourty-seven acres in the Perth area and not so far from Tisarana. There is a very nice house [photo] and a good number of very serviceable outbuildings. The land is a lovely mix of pasture and forest with a lovely spring fed pond. You can follow developments on the web site: www.satisaraniya.ca
>> Beautiful Barn:
As if the wonderful wood and space and light was not enough. We have a Thai artist friend staying with us and he is transforming the barn lobby into… into — something different (words are not enough). There are several pictures on the website but even they don’t give a clear indication of the scale and beauty of the whole. Come to the day of mindfulness and AGM on Saturday and see the (hopefully) finished product. 6x[photo]
>> Holey Barn:
The lobby is almost done but the floor in the main area is breached, bereft, sundered, rent, gashed and probably needs more work than it needs a thesaurus. The replacement floor joists should be here from Pembroke this Friday (seeing is believing) and work should get under way some time next week.
As if the holy and the beautiful were not enough there is work aplenty to be done on the kuti. It is almost ready for the roof 2x[photo] and this will go on before we get too distracted repairing the barn floor.
>> Timing is Everything:
Funny how the mind so easily inclines to the proximate and pleasant and how they are so often found in the past or future; the present moment laced with lures. We can decline the invitation.