The year is turning, the leaves are going yellow, wind and rain break up the sunnier times.
My trip to Korea proved to be a great success. Last year I was unable to go due to illness, so it was good to get back into the swing of the work and the programme and to see many of my students again. We had a very good three weeks which is all written up on the site here.
Then I was back for a week or so, harvesting tomatoes, of which there is a bumper crop this year, and pruning my roses, before driving up to Drongen in Belgium for the ITZI Conference, which, as a result of a lot of hard work, especially by Jnanamati, also became a great success. As a result of the momentum of that event I have added an ITZI group to this site and we have had an influx of new members.
Before my illness I was travelling and teaching almost continuously. It is my purpose and mission in life to bring the Dharma to people, as best I can, in whatever ways I am capable of. This is my sense of purpose: it is good to be committed to things that one believes to be intrinsically worthwhile. Now that I am getting back into the flow, invitations are coming and I am thinking about how much is realistic to do and making plans.
It is good to hear newses from you. It was really a successful workshop in Korea. The best news is your heath and safe travel before and after the Korean trip. We hope you are well and strong as before when you come to Korea again in 2018 or 2019. Personally, I began to read 洪樓夢, a Chinese classic novel, and I am about to read your book Zen Therapy line by line. My Fall is going to be busy, as the summer was.
I correct from 洪樓夢 to 紅(red)樓夢. I am sorry.
Yes, the Korea workshops and now the ITZI Conference - all very good. Perhaps we could think about an ITZI conference in Korea one day.
Yes, one day in Korea where you have already planted many seeds. Actually, the summer workshop that we are having could be a part of ITZI activities, so we need to advertize it in more active ways from now on.
Namo Amida Bu. I bet all those invitations are tempting :) Glad to hear that you are receiving a harvest in more ways than one. Our veg patch is almost over - just a few courgettes and the kale is still just about going... sending love.
Yes, my forward programme is already starting to get a bit complicated.