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Friday, February 19, 2010

Day 10

I’ve made it. Today we can go. I’mwalking down the lane with this bloke called Harry from Adelaide, who’s tellingme about the current “situation” with his wife. It’s like exiting from a dreaminto a world of lost children. This whole thing has been such an incrediblestruggle with discomfort,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 9

Things are breaking down a little.Several people have left and there have been wild rains, thunder, lightning,some small fish throwing themselves out of the lake by accident and trying towalk back on their fins. There seems to be a message in there somewhere. Somepeople have already started talking... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Day 8

Today I actually jump the fence andescape into the forest. After a few minutes I come across two completely nakedmen in a hot spring. Their clothes and a packet of cigarettes are on a stonebench nearby. Could these people be the spirit elves of the forest? Or a mirageset up by the monastery to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Day 7

Every evening we are asked to sendloving kindness to the leader of our country. In fact sending loving kindnessto any politician is the tallest order I’ve had so far.Ok – I’ve promised not to read, write, talk to anyone, masturbate (alone orwith a friend), kill mosquitoes, wear perfume or use toilet... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Day 6

Day 6 Reading – yoga – meditation - lecture from the incomprehensible monk- meditation - not bacon and eggs– lecture from the monk who doesn’t like us to have sex – red eyed sheep eatingglue… Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Day 5 A cadaverous looking English monk comesto speak. He speaks English, which is a great relief, and he’s very witty andentertaining until he starts to talk about the dangers of sexual desire. (We’veheard a lot about that already and as I’m only a week out of a torrid holidayromance, I’m not... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

DAY 4 meltdown

… is definitely different. I’veslept in and someone’s trying to get into my room. “Please go outside.” “I didn’t hear the bell.” “You didn’t listen.” Rolling off the concrete slab toconfront the voice of trite authority is an ugly moment. I am suddenly wildlyangry and realize that I’ve been getting... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Day 2 and 3

Day 2 The same as Day One. Day 3 The same as Day Two. Unless this isDay Two. No. I was wearing a different shirt. I am beginning to understand howa snail feels. Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Breakfast in Nirvana Day One

Welcome to Day One 4am Rise on bell 4.30am Listen to a reading 5.30 – 7am Yoga 7-8am Breakfast (you can’t taste it at all) By 10 am it definitely feels likebedtime. A very old, wise, lovely monk comes to give us a lecture. He isobviously an important and respected man and has among his credentials... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Breakfast in Nirvana

Are you the sort of person who really likes gettingbossed around? Do you like gettingup at 4am? How about eating a kind of tasteless vegetarian glue twice a day?Wooden neck-pillows? Serious lectures from virgins about theevils of sexual pleasure? Wat Suan Mok monastery is about 70 years old... Sign in to see full entry.

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