Progress Update: March 20, 2007

>> Stillness of Being:
This collection of talks by Ajahn Viradhammo was compiled and printed to mark his 30th year as a monk. This is available on the site under ‘Teachings.’ Unfortunately there are no longer any printed copies available. A reprint? A new collection?

>> Kitchen manager:
As part of our upcoming work program (hopefully this last snow was the last?) it would be be helpful to have someone (of either gender) to manage the kitchen. There would be plenty of support help but ‘central coordination’ really helps things to run smoothly. Contact the monastery.

>> Aerial view:
There is a nice photo of the monastery property viewable in the photo gallery. The previous owner of the property flies a small plane and took Ajahn Viradhammo for a wee sky tour. Imagine, if you will. Our hero monk, dangling from a thin wire, at speed, camera in hand, robes aflying and aflapping, with the web designer passing him small coloured dots to paste onto the scene. How did they get there otherwise?

>> Mailing details:
You can now change your mailing details on the web site; on the Newsletter page. There is also a link to the ‘changer’ at the end of your email.

>> Author! Author!
Not quite the clamorous cry at the end of a hit Broadway play but a couple of people have suggested I assume ownership of this little literary liaison. Yes, ’tis I, Kusalo. A small herd of deer regularly visits our partially exposed lawn. I am quite delighted to be able to point out the window and exclaim: “The buck stops there.!” Otherwise all mail to: newsletter[at}tisarana{dot]ca

>> Two wolves:
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, arrogance, self pity, guilt, pride and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, serenity, humility, kindness, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.” The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather. “Which wolf wins?” The old Cherokee replied simply: “The one you feed.”