I was in the ashram launderette the other day. Don’t be surprised by this, we all muck in together here and after all you know what they say: Before enlightenment, wash dirty underpants. After enlightenment, wash dirty underpants. And we all suffer with skid marks from time to time don’t we? (Cosmic, metaphoric ones – […]Read more "My Beautiful Launderette"
The local dentist came to visit the ashram yesterday. It’s the day we fear each year. Yes even wise, old Swamis still have their fears and apprehensions you know. His Holiness Sri Twangybanjo is just terrible with the dentist. He says he has a really bad gag reflex. You should hear some of the gags […]Read more "Truth Ache"
A Thief In The Temple His Holiness Sri Twangybanjo was up to his usual, mischievous but ultimately good self the other day. He gathered everybody together in the gardens of the ashram. He appeared from his room looking grave and serious. I had never seen him like this before. He said, “There has been a […]Read more "A Thief In The Temple"
Hey there fellow Space Travellers, My head has been in a bit of a spin recently. I was teaching a class of young students and decided to introduce them to some Zen Koans. For those of you who don’t know what a Koan is, it is often a paradoxical story, question or phrase, which is […]Read more "The Sound Of One Hand Clapping In A Forest"
A strange holy man came visiting the ashram the other day offering free manicures. I thought he must be crazy, what was he thinking – after all we have our own hair and beauty salon at the ashram run by Georgie. But this stranger approached me and pointed to the moon in the sky and […]Read more "A Finger Pointing At The Moon"