Alum Bay, IOW

From Alum Bay looking towards the Needles

Yesterday I took a couple of walks. First in the Parkhurst Forest near Newport, and very near the renowned maximum security prison. And then onwards to Headon Warren and Alum Bay attracted by the the coloured sand cliffs. My original intention was to walk to Freshwater Bay over Tennyson Down however it was a bit late in the day for that after exploring the beach. That walk have to wait for another day.

This is for those interested in the Geology of Alum Bay, with more photographs too.


Walking The Camino de Santiago

Just take a look at what Ruth, a member of our lay community in Vancouver, Canada is contemplating doing.

I’ve been mentally preparing for this trip for sometime now, however, I still have doubts as to the sanity of an old woman with worn out knees and other signs of impermanence, doing such a trip.

The British Buddhist Landscape – Transplantation and Growth

It’s interesting how the word gets around. This morning I had an email from a Taiwanese Buddhist nun studying in England, with whom I’ve had periodic contact with over the years. She was kindly letting me know about the annual conference of the Network of Buddhist Organizations which will be held in June at Taplow Court, Taplow, Nr Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Remembering the Power of Respect

As they contemplated in this manner, the old monks began to treat each other with extraordinary respect on the off chance that one among them might be the Messiah. And on the off off chance that each monk himself might be the Messiah, they began to treat themselves with extraordinary respect.

And respect extends to all that we encounter making our land the land of the Buddhas and Ancestors. A bow to Angie for this story from the Jewish tradition.

Oceans of Merit Needed – Cat Adoption

A reader is relocating from Florida and needs to place her two cats before the end of the month. This is heart breaking for a devoted cat lover. She may need to drive West with them on the back seat…unless they find new homes.

Today I definitely got both cats up on the shelter website — if you want something done it’s necessary to do it oneself sometimes. There must have been a miscommunication last week, as I thought they were set to put Mitra up then. Anyway, now they’re both up here, under adoption.

Looking at the cat adoption site it’s clear oceans of merit is needed for them to find homes. Offering merit is just about all I can offer at this point.

Mitra Domestic Long Hair, Dilute Tortoiseshell
Suzy, a green eyed ‘senior’.