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"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Awful lesson there. We can accent partner for who they are. You Find Change! Except yourself who you are. You Change. Your sickness. The stress part of the sickness is taken away. It changes. Healing happens. It seems counter intuitive. When is a problem? We want to fix it. Some of those problems they do. Respond to fixing. But some of these internal problems that don't respond to fixing a tour. They respond to accepting to loving. To being peace with things. This became the great teaching. Buddha. To make peace with the person in front of you. To make peace even if they're attacking you. Try to harm you. Point is if you can make peace properly. You become invulnerable. Story which was in that book. Of Your Heart. I haven't told here for many years. When we first came to this center twin t two years ago or something quite a long time ago. We invited to the governor of Western Australia. Gordon Reid. Highway that's named after him Gordon Rate Open our center. Just starting off in those days and we actually wrote the letter. It's a government house so. Georgia's terrace and we never thought that he would accept. And he did. And I was such a boost for us. We've got another big shot. Come into our opening ceremony. So as soon as we got him to counteract opening ceremony. I was number two. My catch enter. Crow was the senior mark, and we had to do a lot of organization, and even now I'm really in the thick of things organizing things. So I was Manca all's organizing in marquee and the chairs for our guests. I was told the time we didn't have much money. This was our big show. We wanted to make an impression. So I was told by Treasury at the time. Don't worry about the funds. Get the very best now making a show, do it good. So what I did I rang around. The high companies in present got one in in cottesloe. Hide out. You know the tents to the peppermint Grove set. A really good. And I remember escorting about being in many people I, said look. What A Beautiful Ted! Nice Chaz we got the governor. Western Australia coming with his wife and a few politicians, so let's have about ten special chest Nice ones and the governor and the police. And this other nice chairs for everybody else beautiful marquee okay. And when it came on a Saturday afternoon, we're having the seventy on Sunday I was busy working round helping somebody else when the truck came to unload the chairs and the Marquis. So when I came out to inspect chocolate Oregon. Just could not believe just how dirty that marquee was. Red Dust. If it been some sort of agricultural show known the foul whoops of Western Australia. That wasn't really a problem because you have a Hollywood. How's down? So we started hosing it down then I check the chairs and the chairs equally filthy. So immediately, there was enough help us here. We got rags and started to whitening data over the top bullets. We could do stopped when I checked the. Cheese. That was just unfixable. These which has for the governor of Western Australia. Had, those temperatures was not one Chatham, not exaggerating not one chat whose legs were the same link? They all waddled. Not, small amounts but considerably. I! J We can't have. The governor. was his wife falling over during our ceremony. And of course at some Yukon fix. So immediately rang up the the firm. So it wasn't. It must have been a Friday. So Saturday must have delivered on a Friday. Because what I rang them up there about to shut the office, the girl or the manager was just cleaning up. I told her what had happened. She said it was a problem. Because all the work has gone home for the weekend. Being Australia the hadn't gone home, they onto the other office. Pop. So, she went to the pub. To tell him that the Buddhists needed some chess. They can imagine the scene now. You've been in Australia's long enough. Imagine your one of these work, because not often the Friday having a nice snow few drinks with your friends. You gotta go back to work because of the put. And also guys you know they about open the door of your heart and letting. So when the truck came up this road this time I was waiting for it. So the vote, no from the corner of constant straight up to this building over here. was coming along. It was slowing down, but hadn't stopped about halfway between now this building and the corner. A guy jumped out of the track. Became running with his fist clinched this. Where's the blocking shots? I wanted to block in charge. He was crazy was mad. He was so angry. So not to Saddam the blocking chart. This wonderful moment where he put his fist about this from my face, and his eyes were wide. And worse, you could smell the beer on his breath. That was the most. I've breathed in all the years. I've been back. Had his amazing situation. He was about to suck me. And everybody because of. What he said things up. They all stopped. And looked. One of my so-called supporters. Came up to me any sort of hand. Thankyou friends. Does he think everyone watched. See what would happen next. Jay. But the cost I'd ever needed any help..
The Murchison Murders
"The Murchison his large raging in the state of Western Australia. That's nine for it's agricultural and mining prospects. Spinning across two hundred, ninety, one thousand square kilometers, the region is home to many small sparsely populated towns that consists mostly of rugged up back and Darod Bush land. During the Western Australian Goldrush of the light eighteen hundreds, many people flocked to the area in the hopes of securing a fortune which resulted in the construction of several towns that were later abandoned when the short lived gold rush ended. Afterwards there was little work available except for agricultural workers shape, shearer's camel and toe spike is blacksmiths and boundary riders who were employed to maintain the outer edges of sheep and cattle stations. But. The turn of the Twentieth Century Roberts from the country's ace than sites had made their way across the desert, and into Western Australia's agricultural areas. European settlers had introduced the rabbits to Australia more than a hundred years earlier and to die, eventually became an invasive pest that caused significant damage to the country's ecology and farmland. To combat what became known as the great plague? The Western Australian government decided to build the world's longest fence which stretched all the way from the north. Coast to the south coast. In Nineteen, Oh two construction of the first phase began in the small wheatbelt belt in of Barak Open which became the major administration center for the fence. A twenty foot wide lawn was cleared through the Bush all the way south to a small bay called starvation. Boat Harbor and the Mesh fence was then erected to fate west of the center of the line. Twelve foot gates were installed at designated intervals to allow passage through the fence. Wooden posts were also added every mile h Ma with a number that represented the distance from Barak, open. In nineteen, Ninety five, the second phase began with the remainder of the fence, being built from Barracuda open to the north coast of Western Australia. Stretching for one thousand, eight, hundred twenty seven kilometers, it became known as the number one rabbit proof fence. The number two fence was completed in April of ninety five, and was one thousand, one hundred and fifty eight kilometers loan. It began on the south coast, approximately one hundred twelve kilometers west of the number, one fans, and essentially ran parallel to it before turning east and joining the first fence at Gum Creek. The number three fence, which was completed in Nineteen, seven, started knee Geraldton and extended two hundred and fifty six. Columba's east until it met the number two fence. Collectively the rabbit proof fence was three, thousand, two, hundred thirty seven kilometers long and building. It had cost the equivalent of around eighty three million Australian dollars in today's currency. A government sub department was established to supervise the constant maintenance of the fence. The maintenance team included a shape inspect off sobbing inspector, camel drivers. Rabbit hunters and boundary rod is. Fines were issued to anyone court leaving negates along the fence open, and it was also an offense, but any member of the public to use any of its maintenance tracks. Scattered along, the fence was small. Government earned stations and homesteads when maintenance supplies, watersheds and other facilities were housed.
The Murchison Murders
"The Murchison his large raging in the state of Western Australia. That's nine for it's agricultural and mining prospects. Spinning across two hundred, ninety, one thousand square kilometers, the region is home to many small sparsely populated towns that consists mostly of rugged up back and Darod Bush land. During the Western Australian Goldrush of the light eighteen hundreds, many people flocked to the area in the hopes of securing a fortune which resulted in the construction of several towns that were later abandoned when the short lived gold rush ended. Afterwards there was little work available except for agricultural workers shape, shearer's camel and toe spike is blacksmiths and boundary riders who were employed to maintain the outer edges of sheep and cattle stations. But. The turn of the Twentieth Century Roberts from the country's ace than sites had made their way across the desert, and into Western Australia's agricultural areas. European settlers had introduced the rabbits to Australia more than a hundred years earlier and to die, eventually became an invasive pest that caused significant damage to the country's ecology and farmland. To combat what became known as the great plague? The Western Australian government decided to build the world's longest fence which stretched all the way from the north. Coast to the south coast. In Nineteen, Oh two construction of the first phase began in the small wheatbelt belt in of Barak Open which became the major administration center for the fence. A twenty foot wide lawn was cleared through the Bush all the way south to a small bay called starvation. Boat Harbor and the Mesh fence was then erected to fate west of the center of the line. Twelve foot gates were installed at designated intervals to allow passage through the fence. Wooden posts were also added every mile h Ma with a number that represented the distance from Barak, open. In nineteen, Ninety five, the second phase began with the remainder of the fence, being built from Barracuda open to the north coast of Western Australia. Stretching for one thousand, eight, hundred twenty seven kilometers, it became known as the number one rabbit proof fence. The number two fence was completed in April of ninety five, and was one thousand, one hundred and fifty eight kilometers loan. It began on the south coast, approximately one hundred twelve kilometers west of the number, one fans, and essentially ran parallel to it before turning east and joining the first fence at Gum Creek. The number three fence, which was completed in Nineteen, seven, started knee Geraldton and extended two hundred and fifty six. Columba's east until it met the number two fence. Collectively the rabbit proof fence was three, thousand, two, hundred thirty seven kilometers long and building. It had cost the equivalent of around eighty three million Australian dollars in today's currency. A government sub department was established to supervise the constant maintenance of the fence. The maintenance team included a shape inspect off sobbing inspector, camel drivers. Rabbit hunters and boundary rod is. Fines were issued to anyone court leaving negates along the fence open, and it was also an offense, but any member of the public to use any of its maintenance tracks.
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Sick and ill, that was because you were careless and you were polished. And part of that book. Chapter which I will always have member. Was a court scene in which there was a poor man who had a cold. And when he had a cold as many calls, going around right now is a cough. Already UBS trouble in this society. Because he had a cold. He was in the dock charged with being sick. because. He was sniffling. He had no defense, so the judge pronounced him guilty of having a cold. And, he before he goes judgment sentence so in the punishment. He said this is not the first time you appear before me. You were here last week or three weeks ago with a cold I. Want to them. If you don't eat better, take better care of your health. Let go of your stress. Is Your responsibility to be healthy, and you have been negligent, and your coat is causing a danger to other people. You're being heedless. You're not caring for others. You're spreading germs, other people that's not appropriate. Use should be punished three years in jail for having a cold being fed. This some logic to that. And the says if you are sake. Isn't always supposed to teach to exercise and eating well and keep yourself healthy. And if you are sick, you are scourge on society. You're loving. This resources. You heedless. Scotty Wag Retro Bright Delinquent for always having colds. And, they were punished. Now obviously what that really made very very clear to me. Is that the double status which we have? Why is it? When was sick? No one gets punished for being sick. Now what's the difference between some of behavior of human beings which we call criminal? So when I was asked about what do we sinking? Put us about? Punishment is very much the case that. Yes sometimes just like a sickness. You do need quarantine to be put away, so you don't harm other human beings for the time. That sickness is still struggling. Yeah, and you're still a danger to others. But when you equality, and it's never looked upon as being punishment is always looked upon as being rehabilitating. To, take, that problem to work with it, so it's no longer there, and you stay in quarantine as long as you are contagious day to society. The same way. Why don't we look at that as penal reform to stay as long as you're a danger to society? But not looked upon as being a punishment. Look apart being problem which needs to be healed. Mo- punishment. But we tation. That's how I understand some. Of the many many years of a Buddhist and also how understand a positive way forward. But why is it that people want don't want that? They want people to be punished for their. Way, they've heard. US. Very much that we can just understand. Why it is that people do these terrible scenes why these mistakes to have a deep understanding? And also have a deep understanding, not just wear. These crimes is hurts is harms come from, but how in the future we can lessen chance of Harmon hurt. Big attached to being a victim does not help. Sometimes I just wonder why people want punishment. Of others when if you'RE A Christian? You know that God will punish afterwards. What do you need to punish for? If you're Muslim out of luck after it if you put this comma will look after it and if you don't believe in any religion. That person would have to go into psychotherapy for many many years afterwards. Whatever it is no one ever. From the problems! Of the bad behavior. Also one of those insights which I had from experience of visiting pisses many times in the early part of my life here in Western Australia. Visit imprisoned so many times and getting some knows some of these. People spending years in jail never once. Did I find a prisoner who had no conscience? ACT TO, as if they have no conscience and think yeah, when I get Outta here I'm just gonNa up as many houses as I. Can I don't care about the system I'm just going to bed with this until I can get out. I got to know some of these business. That would always in every case expressed his how bad and terrible. They felt about what they've done to others. It wasn't a case. They never felt deep inside. The hurt which had given to others. They, always felt there was always more say this. Usually, it was a tough guy. Syndrome did not want to express it. So, there is always a punishment comes. Someone who's done something bad to you. They hurt this what we call it off camera. It has to come back to them. And that is not whether you put is a Christian or whatever. That's the law like the law of gravity you don't. Believe in that. Not believe in happens irrespective of your beliefs. Need to punish others instead we can lead the whole thing go. This will let them go. Then we are victim. For the rest of our lice. Doesn't matter who has harmed her abused you. Until, you can let that go. You're always the victim and you can never be free. His just how we can reach that points of letting go. And sometimes just think we need to confront. That person is harmed us. We need to fix the situation ourselves. We need to be acknowledged. We need to be.
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"I had a request for talk yesterday. I wish I promise I will give today. But someone who is asking the question is happy to really possible. In our life. We, always going to have to have suffering and problems and. In our life. So it's talk about happiness. and. Obviously that many of you know. Put his monks is supposed to be the happiest people in the world. That was the findings from Professor Davidson Wisconsin University. And? That subjective in other words I was find on. Functional magnetic resonance. Scan of a person's brain. So surely that put it should know something about happiness and its causes. And for those of you who know basic put us in whole purpose of the four noble truths, the basic teachings of the Buddha at the heart of the single corporatism. You may say it's accurate to say it's all about the four noble truths, and you also know the web in teaching the four noble truths for many years now is rearranging the photo truce and talking about happiness is caused. Sometimes, we aren't happy and while and not happy those for. Truth happiness the cost of happiness. That sometimes happy. What? WHY UNHAPPY! And that to me makes so much sense when I was a young man because really I thought the essence of ovation's was. Basically the answer to two questions. You know what is happiness and how do I get it? If I do those two answers then he'd have all their religion. You really wanted in the world. Because all the other theories and philosophies, the auditees, and all that sort of stuff was over very well to talk about what I was really concerned with in my life, was now they partner, happiness and suffering, and how to overcome the suffering and find real true happiness. So the question of is several, happiness is well known for personal experience I can say yes, it certainly is. real happiness, true happiness, but it's also fascinating in my life study to find that happiness lies in places where people just don't even look. As, because we are looking at those prices, many people will live the whole life, and never actually experienced deep peace, walk, wonderful happiness, which were possible in life. The first of all I said of saying about what happiness is and how to get it. I want us to start talking and this little. Presentation today about why is this? The people have problems in life. You know what is the the cause of unhappiness in life? Why do people keep getting into these? I'm happy states. Certainly, there is part of life which is beyond one's control. The the difficult isn't paints life, the death of a loved one. Disappointments in one's career, the problems with young children, the arguments with one's partner, the pain and sickness in the body or just the basic. Getting caught in traffic jams when you the Buddhist society, the basic sufferings in life. There but then not the real sufferings the point is. I one of the things which should put us, says the attachment carrying those burdens around more than they should be. And that's why I'm going to start this. Sir Talk Today. Why is it that people get attached? To suffering. Basically what it is. Many years ago, I was privileged to give a talk at SEIC. Grief and loss conference in Observation City. It was a national conference on way from NAS overrun by some psychologists and psychiatrists. And I remember giving a presentation that just ofter that being a presentation by the Passover. Think he ever Glennon. One of the young ladies who was killed by the Clermont killer. Still not found who exactly did that? Expressing to step pain the loss of their daughter. A young girl. I think she was lawyer successful beautiful. Disappeared what night nobody was found some time later by Claremont killer whoever that was! An apparently that session which I did not attend. Myself created a great feeling of suffering an angst amongst. The people in the. Conference and I came along with my usual attitude, and how to deal with this, but it's not as my positive attitude, because I had lived in Thailand for nine years, and his one of those sayings, which consummate experience at nine years of if you like research and my research was actually attending funeral after funeral after funeral mason after Mason because I've modestly in Thailand was a local cremation ground. We hang out with the ghosts, which was actually a very peaceful place to stay when I was wondering. If you wanted to get away from people, 'cause analysis Mounkaila been a peace and quiet. I always used to tell us when you want. Stay somewhere at nighttime also village where the commission ground is be like an open area of forest, and you stay there. was peaceful price because they're. Too scared to come and visit you. So really laugh does gifts for me me, my bodyguards. My mind is to keep the people as I could meditate quietly and peacefully so good on you ghosts. But that particular. Follows monitoring. What Baden are not shot. That was like a gross monastery, because at cremation ground there, but also is used to see now so many funerals services again and again and again, and because you dependent upon those vintages for your arms food. You'd see them every morning. You go into their. Village and these are the people you go out with. This I was nine years tied. I mostly that modestly I came over here. To help start this modestly I've serpentine didn't help support this. Buddhist Society of Western Australia I think it was about four five years before I had a chance to go back to that village and I went back there. Now getting back into that ministry right afternoon the first time the villages near our was. I was what I went on arms round. Say All these. Ladies and men. When I don't top. Such. I start crying. 'cause he did become part of the village. Is One of them had gone away without four or five years and come back again. And that's actually how close we were knitted into that community. And I mentioned that point simply because. It establishes the fact that I didn't see these people at the funeral services. I saw them before I saw them afterwards sees the people I knew. I never saw grief. I never saw people crying. I was actually what's I must admit, and all those nine years at once I saw a tear. Maybe just one or two drops of tears fall down. The cheek of one lady who lost her husband. Were apart from that? There was no Saudi grief like you see here in Western Australia. And it was that it was suppressed. It was just people saw this different attitude. They weren't so attached. To their loved ones. and to me, it was a revelation. To the conference that there is a difference a separation between grief. And loss loss.
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
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"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Good morning, everybody is at John Bomb here on a Tuesday morning. And I think it see. Fourteenth Thirteenth If. Someday in in the middle of June. Sixteenth it. Sixteenth today. So welcome back. Party. This is what happens when you live in the present Marland sometimes. You forget what have the week it is, but it's a beautiful day here. In Western Australia and it's opportunity to give a little talk photo Pyatt county attention. Even though many people coming out of lockdown. Go around and come here and go. There I am still locked in to every Tuesday and giving it look. But it's a wonderful thing to is allowing everyone to listen to some good Damas some positive reflections on life and one of those positive reflections is learning not to worry about the future. Net never to think too much about the past. And always been person with an ice, free and open mind, which can appreciate so many things, perhaps which are happening in this moment. Sometimes that I used to call the past. Having so many coffins! Of dead moments from the past. While the Nice things about our culture and all cultures traditions is wants a person dies. Buried or cremated bodies disposed of remember them, but we don't obsessed with them. We walk on. Because forward. We never sort of linger to log in the past. And that's the same with any possibility should have. Good or bad you try and let them go as fast as we possibly can as soon as we can. We let them go, so we can be free in our present moment. It's just like my little computer. Get so many miles and some Mike and onto some I just don't know how to answer. And always remember what I was taught in Thailand. That if you can't answer them, which is tell them that just. The camera wasn't good enough sick and The another words, sometimes, you kind of these everybody in this world. And tried to please say body. Leave out of other people's expectations is one. I'm the biggest causes of stress in our world. So instead I try to let go positive much as I possibly can. And whatever happened before? Conflicts it conscience, so we leave it alone. I'm not create so much piece so much emptiness so much freedom in the present moment. So come here today, just walking. Through the grounds of boating of China Club Retreat Center. It's walking through. The grounds. Appreciate in the beauty of the price. live is very quiet. Sometimes people can't hear the quiet because I hearing their thoughts. The Wabi comprised most source of negative. The so instead of this thing to the beautiful silence and appreciating the the early morning sound of the pads. And they still little few clouds in the sky. Appreciating that. Could only beat on when you're quiet when you saw inside. The. Living in forests. Living in mountains living in caves. Is a great opportunity to develop that silent awareness of life. And you have so much joy and happiness is so much to see out there. In Our world and so much to watch. I do remember this one of my favorite cartoonists. Gentleman called lunatic. It is over in the east coast of Australia. And a member one of his cartoons, which I've kept somewhere in my room. So, there is a family watching the TV. is in the left half of the cartoon there watching the sunset. Beautiful sunset portrayed on some nature channel on the TV. And the right part of the Carter is an open window. Where the actual sunset is occurring. They prefer to watch it on the TV. And just move a few feet. Through the window and see the real sunset happening. May. That TV is like the thoughts ideas opinions philosophies all that. Which is removed. one-step from reality. Reality is what you experience. The so much beauty out there to satisfy everybody. And even to south of the pods, which I can still hear. The sounds of the person..
NZ has eliminated COVID. Is Australia on track to do it too?
"So let's quickly start with New Zealand today. They've listed coronavirus restrictions after reporting active cases in the country. How confident can we be about it? Being a radical added there just to be clear what they're talking about. No community transition from its seventeen days. They say a reproductive cycle of the viruses fourteen days. So if you've read the virus, you would not expect to see any more. More within fourteen days, so it's really good news. We predicted on Corona Casta while ago that if we went for radicalization that sort of thing, you could expect to actually to lift restrictions quite considerably, because there's almost no chance of actually catching the virus. If you're sure, there's none left in the country and smaller states in Australia we're almost at that point so straight is lifting some restrictions Western Australia Queensland. Tasmania role in pretty good shape in terms of having almost eliminated the virus from those States New South Wales Victoria still a little. Little bit of communities spread, and you can't lift those restrictions such as you have in New Zealand in the two biggest states at the moment, and then you've got the issue necessarily of literal relaxing borders between states, and that's what they're reluctant to do. As long as some community transmission in Victoria and you south Wales, but we might get rid of that within a few weeks, in which case you might be in the startling situation where the whole nation can lift restrictions quite dramatically. Yeah I mean what's at a timeframe? Would we be looking? Looking for that, and how can we be sure that we continuing to have no virus in Australia you've got to wait so nor community transmission for at least fourteen days, but ideally maybe even a month so that you've gone food to reproductive cycles of the virus new. Zealand's waited for just a little bit over one reproductive cycle to say that they're pretty confident, but you've got to keep on testing and you've got to keep on testing people who any symptoms and you can't let down. Your guard doesn't deal with the situation overseas travel. and. People came in from overseas and relaxing those restrictions as soon as you do that then. Bets are off well like you say. We have seen a bit of community transmission in some states in Australia recently and so we're getting questions from people who attended the black lives, matter and indigenous deaths in custody rallies over the weekend Jessica asking for those who did attend the protests. When is a good time to get tested? Because we've talked before about the virus it of having an incubation period wins. Wins the most effective time to get tested, and there's a question for male along the same lines where hair. She said she had me saying that. If you get tested too early on infection, it's more likely you'll get a false negative. Well, listen to mail yet. We've been covering that and and on the health report. The recommendation from governments is absolutely right. You get tested at any time if any symptom. So any symptom it, oh, you're feeling lousy. You unexplained, even diarrhea. You've got call code loss of specially loss of taste or loss of smell. Then you need to be tested. It doesn't matter how many days will come pass since the protests. If you're a symptomatic and what to get tested then is, it's not clear exactly what you should do, but if you go on, that study quoted. Day One. It's not day one after the protests. We're already at day to day one. The test isn't very accurate because you don't have very much. If you've been infected dates, essentially becomes more and more accurate the more days after you've been infected. You're looking at the data. You'd probably say three or four days after the protests, you could get tested. That would be a day or two before symptoms would appear. Then that starts to be worth doing. And if you've still got no symptoms then day eight eight days after the protests, you'd have a second test. If, the first test was negative, and that's probably going in the evidence, the the most reliable regime still miss people. But if you WANNA get tested dramatic. It's a good thing to
The carnivorous woman a saga from Charles Darwin to Wheatbelt Western Australia (Part 2)
"They gleason gleason and and CREPE CREPE and and climb climb and and snap snap end. end. They They feed feed off off flesh. flesh. Flies Flies Matz Matz any any culinary culinary delight delight by intrepid? by intrepid? Natasha Natasha Mitchell Mitchell back back in the in world's the world's hotspot hotspot for for carnivorous carnivorous plants plants or Western or Western Australia Australia last last week. Show week. Show sit sit sane. sane. Well Well today. today. It's a It's tile a tile full full of twists of twists and and tendrils. tendrils. Yes Yes Trust Trust Sarah. Sarah. I can I all can over all the over world. the world. I just bought I just another bought another one. Sorry one. Sorry wearies wearies Navan. Navan. I I have devoted have devoted much much time time to a to class a class of plants of plants that seemed that seemed to have to reversed have reversed regular regular order order of nature of nature and and like avengers like avengers of of Kingdom Kingdom have turned have turned upon upon animals animals incarcerating incarcerating and finally and finally killing killing them them whether whether the plants the plants are really are really hungry hungry and entrapped and entrapped the animals the animals for food for food or whether or whether it is only it is only an example an example of the of wanton the wanton destructiveness destructiveness of nature. of nature. I leave I leave the Rita the Rita to judge. to judge. Mary Mary treat treat eighteen eighteen eighty eighty five five throughout throughout history. history. 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I guess I botany guess botany has always has always being being an interesting an interesting one one because because I suppose I suppose that that the study the study of of flowers flowers and plants and plants historically historically was was maybe maybe seen seen in a bit in more a bit more of a of a suitable suitable for for for women for women feminine feminine because because of flowers of flowers and that and sort that of sort thing of thing but still but still it it it was it still was still also also quite quite male dominated. male dominated. I guess I in guess terms in terms of the of the scholars scholars in that in field that field throughout throughout history. history. Well Well one one determined determined woman woman on a farm on a farm in in way way belt Western. belt Western. Australia Australia defied defied the the odds odds and changed and changed the world the world sore. sore. Australia's Australia's incredible incredible carnivorous carnivorous plants plants and and listened listened to artists to artists so so with Laura with Laura Skates Skates botanical botanical scientists scientists doing doing her PhD her PhD on canvas on canvas plants. plants. Right Right now now I am I taking am taking you down. you down. Bush Bush trial trial in in pursuit pursuit of her of story. her story. Oh Oh is that is that it. it. Yup Yup Oh Oh cute cute so this so is this actually is actually one of one the climbing of the climbing ones ones that I was that just I was talking just talking about about so so new new sixty sixty centimeters centimeters long long and it's and just it's just spreading spreading out of out embankment. of embankment. He He and a and lot more a lot of more them of them seem seem to have to caught have caught prey prey on this on one. this I one. think I think it might it be might dresser. be dresser. A Men's A Men's Eli Eli address address or or Krant Krant though. though. Draw Draw ceramic ceramic cram cram throw throw or or the bridal the bridal rainbow rainbow with its with little its little sunlight sunlight sticky sticky leaves leaves hence hence the name. the Sanju name. Sanju it it was a man was a man English English naturalist naturalist and Biologist and Biologist Charles Charles Darwin Darwin nonetheless nonetheless who is who a first is a first credited credited with helping with helping us understand us understand that that coniferous coniferous plants plants lived lived off off flesh. flesh. His His particularly particularly interested interested in in is a is a European European species. species. Coatdress Coatdress ERA ERA TON. Two TON. folio Two folio which which he did he a lot did of a lot his of experiments his experiments on on so he so would he put would different put different things things on the on leaves the leaves like like for example for example he would he put would put a a piece of piece sand of sand orbit orbit of gloss of gloss and not and really not really see see any any reaction reaction but if but you put if you something put something like like little little piece piece of EG of EG or or some some meat meat juices juices suddenly suddenly the plant the plant would have would reaction have reaction to that to that and and the tentacles the tentacles would start would start to wrap to around wrap around so so what he what basically he basically showed. showed. Is that Is these that plants these plants are reacting are reacting to to is that is that have have not not gene or gene protein or protein in in them them so so the plants. the plants. I I almost almost instantaneously. instantaneously. They know They know not. not. That's a That's be the a sand be the sand economy economy that that cheese. cheese. I I eight that eight that yeah yeah exactly exactly so so you know. you They know. don't They don't waste waste any energy any energy wrapping wrapping around around something. something. That's not That's going not to be going nutritious to be nutritious day instead. day instead. Wraparound Wraparound when when it's going it's to be going something to be something that will give that will give them them a good a good boost boost of nitrogen. of nitrogen. I mean I even mean in even my in my PhD PhD thesis. thesis. I I go go back back to to Dahlan's Dahlan's original original studies studies and and some of some his of original his original thoughts thoughts and ideas and ideas things things that that with with testing testing to this to day this day and and so he so really he really liked the liked groundwork the groundwork for for set the set foundation the foundation full full of Verse of Plant Verse Plant Research Research But one But American one American woman woman was on was the on case the case of carnivorous of carnivorous plants. plants. Around Around the same the time same time as Darwin. as Darwin. I will I give will you give my you observations my observations on draw. on draw. Sarah Sarah would would have escaped have escaped the notice the notice of botanists of botanists and she and she struck struck up a up correspondence a correspondence with Darwin with Darwin in a in series a series of letters of letters from from eighteen. eighteen. Seventy Seventy one one four four years years before before he got he to got publishing to publishing his his influential influential on on insect insect diverse diverse plants. plants. I had I two had two or three or three species species of of plants plants growing growing window window ornaments ornaments and soon and soon saw saw the deal the deal on the on folio the folio was a was flytrap a flytrap of considerable. of considerable. Palo Palo when it comes when it to comes to reverse reverse plants plants one of the one best of the women best women that I that I kind kind of came of came across across in my in my studies studies was was Mary Mary trait trait and I and came I across came across her her because because he he in Child in Child Allen's Allen's book book insectivores insectivores plants. plants. There was There a little was a foot little foot art art that talked that talked about about what what Mary Mary Trait Trait had done had done to to contribute contribute to to that particular that particular chapter chapter and I and thought I thought wow. wow. Who's Who's Mrs Mrs Trait? Trait? I WANNA I find WANNA find out more out about more about her her de Madame. de Madame. Your observations Your observations and experiments and experiments on the on sexes the sexes of butterflies. of butterflies. Far Far the best the best as far as far as known as known to me to me which which have have ever ever been been made made said. There's said. a great There's a great letter. letter. Where Where don don thanks? thanks? Mary Mary trait trait for some for some observations observations on dresser. on dresser. I am I glad am glad to hear to hear your observations. your observations. On Dresser On Dresser will will be be published. The unlucky fly a common housefly. Would no sooner be caught by the sticky? Glands of it would've once commenced to fold about its victims. It folded from the apex to the stem of the lake. After the manner of its nation closer and closer it held the poor flying embrace until it ceased its struggles when it soon became partly absorbed by the plant. Professor Gray will give my observations on this planned in his new edition of how plants grow was most respectfully Mrs Mary. Treat New Jersey December. Twenty eight hundred seventy one. I have attended to this subject during several years and have almost manuscript enough to make a volume but have never yet found time to publish. I am very much obliged. You'RE COURTEOUS LEGEND AND REMAIN DIM Adam yours faithfully. Charles Darwin January five eighteen seventy two.
The carnivorous woman a saga from Charles Darwin to Wheatbelt Western Australia (Part 2)
"They gleason and CREPE and climb and snap end. They feed off flesh. Flies Matz any culinary delight by intrepid? Natasha Mitchell back in the world's hotspot for carnivorous plants or Western Australia last week. Show sit sane. Well today. It's a tile full of twists and tendrils. Yes Trust Sarah. I can all over the world. I just bought another one. Sorry wearies Navan. I have devoted much time to a class of plants that seemed to have reversed regular order of nature and like avengers of Kingdom have turned upon animals incarcerating and finally killing them whether the plants are really hungry and entrapped the animals for food or whether it is only an example of the wanton destructiveness of nature. I leave the Rita to judge. Mary treat eighteen eighty five throughout history. The great botanical artists have often been women but many of them infect scientists to just without the endorsement of the botanical establishment which often shunned or ignored them. The pint brush deemed more appropriate tool for lady than a microscope. I guess botany has always being an interesting one because I suppose that the study of flowers and plants historically was maybe seen in a bit more of a suitable for for women feminine because of flowers and that sort of thing but still it it was still also quite male dominated. I guess in terms of the scholars in that field throughout history. Well one determined woman on a farm in way belt Western. Australia defied the odds and changed the world sore. Australia's incredible carnivorous plants and listened to artists so with Laura Skates botanical scientists doing her PhD on canvas plants. Right now I am taking you down. Bush trial in pursuit of her story. Oh is that it. Yup Oh cute so this is actually one of the climbing ones that I was just talking about so new sixty centimeters long and it's just spreading out of embankment. He and a lot more of them seem to have caught prey on this one. I think it might be dresser. A Men's Eli address or Krant though. Draw ceramic cram throw or the bridal rainbow with its little sunlight sticky leaves hence the name. Sanju it was a man English naturalist and Biologist Charles Darwin nonetheless who is a first credited with helping us understand that coniferous plants lived off flesh. His particularly interested in is a European species. Coatdress ERA TON. Two folio which he did a lot of his experiments on so he would put different things on the leaves like for example he would put a piece of sand orbit of gloss and not really see any reaction but if you put something like little piece of EG or some meat juices suddenly the plant would have reaction to that and the tentacles would start to wrap around so what he basically showed. Is that these plants are reacting to is that have not gene or protein in them so the plants. I almost instantaneously. They know not. That's a be the sand economy that cheese. I eight that yeah exactly so you know. They don't waste any energy wrapping around something. That's not going to be nutritious day instead. Wraparound when it's going to be something that will give them a good boost of nitrogen. I mean even in my PhD thesis. I go back to Dahlan's original studies and some of his original thoughts and ideas things that with testing to this day and so he really liked the groundwork for set the foundation full of Verse Plant Research But one American woman was on the case of carnivorous plants. Around the same time as Darwin. I will give you my observations on draw. Sarah would have escaped the notice of botanists and she struck up a correspondence with Darwin in a series of letters from eighteen. Seventy one four years before he got to publishing his influential on insect diverse plants. I had two or three species of plants growing window ornaments and soon saw the deal on the folio was a flytrap of considerable. Palo when it comes to reverse plants one of the best women that I kind of came across in my studies was Mary trait and I came across her because he in Child Allen's book insectivores plants. There was a little foot art that talked about what Mary Trait had done to contribute to that particular chapter and I thought wow. Who's Mrs Trait? I WANNA find out more about her de Madame. Your observations and experiments on the sexes of butterflies. Far the best as far as known to me which have ever been made said. There's a great letter. Where don thanks? Mary trait for some observations on dresser. I am glad to hear your observations. On Dresser will be
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Welcome by name is panty. Bodey dodger and this is my last talk here in Western Australia at a chilly morning here. Nwea before I will be going over to Mellon we have been talking about the four efforts which I coined the four inclinations and today it's turned for the right inclination number four. So we're talking about the wholesome states the positive mind states or we could even call them the skillful line states. Whatever word kind of makes sense to you and works so today we are going to talk about let each show so title for today is let it show and it means that once we have invited those skillful mind states into our minds that we talked about last time so we let them in and we let them grow and once they start to grow and establish themselves they start to show within our character and stay star to even overflow out into the world so we start to share them with the beings around us and they kind of become natural to us. They become interwoven. With who we are or if you want to be a bit more accurate who we have conditioned ourselves to be that is basically. What seal is what character as? It's just a habit that we have established that has taken root and that starts to just manifest itself very very effortlessly. It's something which starts to happen automatically. It's like a reflex but it positively flex it's a wholesome reflex instead of a negative or unwholesome reflex and that's what we talked about in the beginning of these stations in number one and number two when we have to unwholesome mind states that we try to avoid stay away from and try to make sure that once we get caught up in them that we find a way out that we can overcome them and abandoned them so with those positive skillful line states. We now tried to stay with them as long as possible. But it is a practice especially for people who are learning to meditate for example which is a way of cultivating those positive joyful. Mine States you will realize that it lasts for a little while you get relaxed. You get peaceful but then it somehow escapes you. This tractions breaking gain or you get a bit bored. Maybe and your distract yourself so you have to return back to it. Said there is an application of mindfulness which is required. So you take your awareness. You take your mindfulness and you put it on an object that will help you to calm down and to focus and to settle on it and this movement will have to be repeated Quite a few times when we are practicing and learning this skill but the longer we are doing this the easier it actually becomes to settle on it and to remain on our positive mind states and on our meditation object. So I like to compare this with riding the wave so I've never been surfing myself and I haven't really been exposed to it that much but every now and then you you catch a glimpse of of someone somewhere on TV. Even though is a layperson or sometimes even on the billboards. When I'm traveling is see these guys and girls with their surfing boards going out and riding those waves so you have to. I find a spot. Where does waves are those positives? And then you get out there and you get on that way if you jump on that way so to speak or your jump on your board and you get in the right place and then you ride and ride and ride. That wave as long as you can. And that's the same thing with positive. Mind States so whenever they start to arise we try to make sure we don't fall off them too quickly but we actually learned skill of writing them for as long as possible and to take us the longest distance as possible. And then if we fall off which will naturally happen every now and then especially in the beginning. It doesn't mean we just get out of the water and we got old frustrated and we say we can't do this in the last retreat Online retreat that we stayed recently. We talked about the growth mindset instead of having a fixed mindset and growth mindset means that you are willing to learn. You're realizing that practicing is going to get you there eventually but that it is a journey that it isn't just something natural that comes to you so we practice like the people in the water when full off one wave. There is always another way to catch so they go and do that. And with this riding the wave. It's a little bit like a game. It's something which is interesting your joyful about it. Hopefully you're not scared of the process so when you are standing on your board you're not all stiff and Kana forceful. You are flexible. You're enjoying yourself and you are going with the flow there. And that's the same in meditation and also the same in your life pleased on be too rigid about these things be playful. Be Positive Now. Once we are starting to establish those positive mind states. Sometimes we get distracted. Sometimes we destroy these beautiful mind states and that is very sad so if we can try to avoid destroying the beautiful energy that we have built up I sometimes try to compare that or used a similarly of the room all the teenager who has finally gotten his time her time together went in there and cleaned up the mess and it's nice and shiny and cleaned it so it even smells nice at that time as well. So that's when you have invited the mind states into your mind and established him to a certain degree and now the maintenance stars and really take that much effort if you keep putting.
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Wasn't sick enough to die by Phil hours dying but s I gave of kindness and compassion and have a positive thinking to myself wanting realized sickness. Wasn't that bad. The more I develop peace and compassion towards myself and these sickness went away pretty quick so yeah two hours pretty healthier on that play in India spy as for my friend was also on the trip with me and also some nuns in Sarah to most of the people on the trip learn the monastic quite sick and when they came back for the India Commission mission to a stew sick for like two weeks and now it's quite healthy and I think I realize I always go back to my practice and learn to let go of dementia suffering and find that this body as masters as bowl. Try and let the body be and let it go musk's possible benefit of being a monastic when you practice more and more and more as you get older as you get sick significantly the writer learn to make peace we this body allow these poly and defy census too slowly slowly fe away. Been A monastic one. Out Duties is to teach so we do do a lot teaching one of the places that we teach is in the army tail Meditation Group and that is in in Amadeo next to next to the Amodio Hospital Tola community centre though Dusty Amatil Meditation Group and we do have law. Patients are recommended by the doctors to join the meditation. Seventy MA QUITE SICK. Quite some have chronic and serious sickness by cancel and yeah so a lot of new. People that come to meditation. The first time I recommended recommended by doctors to one place that we teach petition is at the moment in group so the doctors say that sometimes they find patients to go do the meditation class. The tend to recover quick earlier and their sickness improve to the point ner even if this suffering from very very back cancer they can manage to live longer and also they don't worry and stress are so much because sometimes when a person's really really sick and the dying. The mental suffering can be overwhelming and we do make peace with if our mine then sometimes t body to recover quite rapidly and even we don't recover the paying of the body become less and in some cases we find some people cancer not spread and he can manage to live for a few years longer in some cases we finer times. Did this a person that we known that is pretty bad cancer and I must see him for a long time but he's still a life after ten years who dat back cancer spread. Always body to is quite amazing. Drew to the meditation that you can pay see allow the body to heal and regenerate are racists that we come across as Buddhist monk also one. I'd like to talk about this. The monks to go out to the recent farm. Closer to monastery about I think about eight kilometers away from here as a prison farm and amongst to go there quite often every Friday to give guided meditation but due to the restriction and the lockdown. The monks are not going up now. But hopefully the new restriction is lifted then. The monks can continue. Go to the next to the hospital to give Gamma Titian to the patient. And also to go to the crease and farm to gather meditation. One of the prisoners or experts in this used to be in the preseason was move transfer from prison farm. Allow discreetly preseason where People Nami stay for few years before they become released from prison so he was transferred to maximum the maximum prison in another location in Western Australia to when he was transferred to the maximum piece in who saying the first night was pretty hard for him to be in the new place where he was locked up in the Selah. We always read them in a prison farm. You have your own dumb Tommy Tree and you can move around within the prison to get to exercise go to canteen go to GM or work recent palm but when he was transferred to maximum discreet here prison he was locked up in the self three away so he told me that when he was lockout La. The only thing he can do la was to sit down meditate calmly and peacefully any described that when he was in the maximum security. Prison is not the first time you've been there before with saying the person next door was his first time and the guy was going completely crazy screaming shouting and banging on the on the sale and the Mola completely going nuts and crazy and my friend was saying that he was seen down deal. Listen to screaming and shouting and banging in the prison next solar and all he can do was maintain. He's the mine from going crazy. This Judaism. Meditation has been practicing meditation from many many years and also learning meditation. Been a prison farm so you say the only thing that kept me say in lockdown isolation was meditation to Nice. Stall Story ALLERGIST SHARE WITH PEOPLE. Being excuse me so be in. Prison in isolation is busy one of the most extreme experience opposing danger. Not if a his Co. could be very hard sometimes very difficult. Our Seen Victoria staying in Newburgh This ministry one person drove about almost two hours from his home. All the way to the monastery up in new berea with despondency three and he came mean after lunch about one o'clock and I saw him. I say oh we finish lunch. He came too late. He came over with partner and I could tell was quite unsettled and quite disturbed for so I sit down and chat with him. Power was going on and he's been reading a lot with spoke interested on Buddhism and he online founders. There was there was a monastery getting built up at Yubari to the era that the monastry is sabotage is in Victoria. Newbury to demonstrate record newbury despondent three so I was up to Supporting one my friend was a senior monk and to kill some of the work and teaching to and being path of a monastery in the community. Because in the new monastery you see days a hell of a law worker because you see in a new monastery on starting this all work and a small son year but once a monster is built la in establishing runway world. Then you get a lot will come in to stay on the street and octane but in the beginning of a new ministry associate so there's a law worker responsibility so I'll up dea to support my my my monastic friend. So he was away in Singapore. Giving a teaching. So it's just me. I was only monkey and this layperson came in after lunch and he wanted some help and he asked me if I can give him guidance and the US okay. What kind do I can tell that? He was quite still yours holding a lot anger in his hotline so I asked him what is happening. And how can they help and they say that he was in prison for few years and when he called our prison doors carrying the anger and the hurt and the rationing is hard and it safe acting is his life and also affecting his? Is Life his partner? Some time WHO EXPLO- in of Asia Toast having a Lotta anger carrying a lot of things in his pass within so I can't really talk to him too much gave motto advisor to decide given one very simple advisor essay. Our mind is like vessel a vessel water. A report law sold into the vessel water after a while. The water tastes very salty. So just so east deformities of mine. Anger rage this discontent. So is fine. If if if the vessel a water is become very salty does mine..
How To Fix Our Mind | Venerable Cunda
"Today good morning got to noon on copy. Be Winning in Australia. You see when we see someone will say today. How you going okay? So let me introduce myself if anyone met me for on Monday. Ms Venerable tuned earlier. And this'll be my third talk of this year in Jonah grow. We Treat Center. And you'll be my last talk for this year because next month I'll be going to another Buddhist monastery overseas to support the in body monastery. We do have a few branch bonus and the monastic are required to go to different breath monastery to support one. Thank you so today's topic Always think of a topic or Someti- swinton things come out over the days a weekend and become a good topic talk about today's topic our about being restlessness a home having a crazy mine because myself and also bendable twenty anti body toucher Brenner retreat. In the weekend so I helped to Kentucky a retreat take body touched on the weekend and one the question that came up quite quite frequency was how do you do with restlessness at home and dowse quite common Christian in the weekend on the online retreat? And he's also say how do with a reminders? Going all with the placer here that's true. It's not easy has a at home in lifer that's doing crazy. Mine and one question was also was the reason why became a nasty and what stages are when to become a monastic toll. I'll try and combine all district crush together onto this talk. Okay so I'll give them a bit of background on myself before I came the body on on mystery so I was born in militia so I left militiamen quite young. Roughly twelve years old and I went to a place called silent because My parents was leaving the at the time working in the mines so so I grew up on Christmas Island and I worked here for roughly twenty years. So I was criticizing diller but I was born relation now. I moved to Australia. Roughly roughly twenty years ago. So I wasn't born the Buddha's our free finger. I want and I enjoy my locked the Max so when I was in my early S I was working up in the minds. And Yeah Spacey. Be a rebel idea. I want and I behave in pretty say just looking for fun and business did drink a lot and did smoke a lot when you were up the mindset. That's what most people at the time. Drinking Smoking and partying a lot and it was about twenty two years ago so we do not have much internet and working up in the minds. Uc's majority of the work is was basically men till became quite competitive and Yeah we say be aggressive so I call into those car mentality competing wine now. Nada and try and be a tough man. I been the website you. Yeah but I mean it was quite peaceful can after work. There wasn't much to do so most of us would just hang around in the pub drinking smoking and dismissing around. So I did it for a few years about two years. Ottawa got really sick tile and also can be up stock up in the minds not able to see my family not having a law freedom to just be my friend. Sir All go to other places because at the time I was doing my apprenticeship up in the minds so I was tactic for four years. So it's quite interesting so I started my Buddhist practices so I did notice. I was hitting quite aggressive. A developed a beer with time temperature so I used to explore in Rasiah working in the minds just arguing and fighting with before so it wasn't a good habit and a new habit plus our spacey drinking a lot lower and smoking to actually make degraded my mind and my mental wellbeing
Thousands without power in Western Australia after once in a decade storm
"A different story along the western coast of Australia a second day of stormy weather knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses it also tore off roofs from buildings and uprooted trees so far no casualties are reported from what authorities are calling calling a once in a decade type storm
Thousands without power in Western Australia after 'once in a decade' storm
"Story along the western coast of Australia a second day of stormy weather knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses it also tore off roofs from buildings and uprooted trees so far no casualties are reported thankfully from what authorities are calling a once in a decade type storm
Thousands without power in Western Australia after once in a decade storm
"Tens of thousands of people in Western Australia are without power after a wild storm downs trees damaged buildings and caused power cuts the destructive winds registered more than a hundred kilometers an hour and struck when the remnants of a cyclone collided with a cold front done Mosconi is from the Western Australia fire and emergency service I gotta survive Shaver on aids to hate our messages espy indoors a sensible stay out of the water an investigation into the huge bushfires that recently devastated parts of Australia has heard that climate change may be prolonging the fall season by several months called for guns are from the country's bureau of meteorology told the royal commission that in some areas rising temperatures meant that farmers were now striking at the end of winter instead of the end of
Western Australia braces for worst storm in a decade
"Western Australia preparing for what's being called the worst storm to hit the region in ten years officials say heavy rain strong winds and storm surges are expected across the entire coast as the remnants of tropical storm combined with a cold front emergency officials are warning people not to go out on the water through
Western Australia braces for worst storm in a decade
"Severe weather warnings are in place across large suede's of Western Australia as a large storm expected to pummel hundreds of kilometres of coastline makes landfall is being described as a once in a decade event from Sydney his film Lhasa all of Australia's west coast is at risk from destructive winds heavy rain and it normally high tides waves up to eight metres of full cost in some areas residents have been warned to expect flooding and power cuts the storm is the remnants of tropical cyclone mango that's combining with the cold fronts the result is expected to be unusually severe conditions across hundreds of kilometres of coastline including tough a city of two million
Western Australia prepares for 'once-in-a-decade' storm
"A storm has made landfall across a huge straight to the coast of Western Australia bringing torrential rain and powerful gales the emergency services a cooling it a once in A. decade events from Sydney his Phil Mercer all of Australia's west coast is at risk from destructive winds heavy rain and it normally high tides waves up to eight metres of full costing some areas residents have been warned to expect flooding and power cuts the storm is the remnants of tropical cyclone mango that's combining with the cold fronts the result is expected to be unusually severe conditions across hundreds of kilometres of coastline including tough a city of two million
Five Ways to Relax
"I lo- people on the youtube soon. Yo coming to you throw a Jonah growth in an empty hall and again I feel a bit like a food talking to Nobody feels really weird. Maybe of you are by yourself right now. Pause the video and just talk to talk to a wall or something and you get some idea of how I feel or you're in a car. Just talk to your steering wheel something like that. That's a bit awkward. But just imagine people listening to this and Ought to give this talk yesterday. And then My first initial reaction was. Are we still doing? Those talks aren't enough talks on the Internet by now. Because I've been away for a while and I didn't realize we're still doing these talks For having to do with the corona virus and at some point you. You've heard dot at like me. I've heard also money talks over the years. Its onboard. You're like I don't need any more talks. Why why do we need the talks to keep coming but don't get me wrong? I'm happy happy to we talking here although talking to To An empty hall. But it's I'm happy to do it but sometimes you like do we need to do. We need to keep expanding our knowledge. Do we need to always keep hearing more and more stuff about Dhamma or do we just reach a point where we just practice instead and just let go of all these stocks? I like all the Buddhist tech sweater. Monks nuns delay people. They would come to to Buddha and just give me a short teaching and With that Short teaching just practice and they just do that short teaching and went to a quiet place. Practice for a long time and And they usually vacation a light and just just by debt. So that shows you that. We don't need too much teachings and as I said sometimes it's just Maybe the Dhamma teachings are more sometimes for entertainment instead of information and sometimes also the opposite. You get so many talks. Catch a bit boring after a while. I mean Jim Rome. He's a great teacher but sometimes I just like Not a not a talker. I JUST WANT TO MEDITATE. Stay in my heart but Usually always still funny to talk. Extenua- reminds me of Of A little store your little joke. Actually that I heard a while ago and I've been teaching That I've been telling people and it's about the man who goes through the doctor and comes through the doctrine says Dr. My heart is burning and on my stomach. It's not good. It's like painful and my knees doctor. Can you please check me out? I don't think I'm very well. Doctor says okay. Do sit over here. I'll show we. He takes his art fame. You know what do you call it? Stethoscope or something too hard. You take this Paul's blood pressure. All these things that doctors do and then the doctor says sorry. I've got some bad news for you. Oh no the man. What is it? The doctor sure you've only got six more months to Leith. Demand is no only six months. Doctor Dr What can I do? And the doctor says what you can do is listen to talks by the monks of the voting Monastery and non of the W. A. Especially the talks of junior and imagine like. Why will that make me leave any longer will make me better and the doctor says it will make you any better. But at least it'll be the longest six months of your life and I just love that because you know sometimes all talk stuff. It just gets a bit boring. But it's like when you meditate. Sometimes it's the opposite doesn't seem long at all at the same time seems to fly by like this morning. I woke up really early. And you started. Meditating straight away Because I felt really awake all right usually when I wake up and meditated for maybe two hours or something just flew by my alarm clock to go for The work matching went Yeah felt like only like forty minutes or something or less even so this is something something shows you that meditation can be really enjoyable because you know when you enjoy yourself. That's one time flies down. They say that's at least that's Dr Expression kitching expression as well time flies by. That's right when you're having fun but maybe there is some truth. Actually in doctor's advice of listening to dumber talks to make you Physically better as well. I'm just making a bit of a joke out of it. I think that can be some truth in it as well because meditation we can learn to. Relax. Our body undermined especially in relation of the body is so so good for Helping you to fight illnesses and also to prevent illnesses in the first place
Is the Tasmanian Tiger Really Extinct?
"You've no doubt heard of the Tasmanian Devil or seen an animated version the whirling dervish in looney tunes cartoons. But what about the Tasmanian Tiger? It's actually not even a tiger at all instead a marsupial known as the Thilo seen and it's thought to have gone extinct almost one hundred years ago but did it really. While many experts believed the last known thylacine died at. Australia's Hobart Zoo in nineteen thirty. Six others ardently claimed that the animals still exists because they've spotted one or more in the wild. We spoke by email with Kathryn medlock. Honorary Curator of vertebrate zoology the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. She said the international Australian and state definition of an extinct species is that there has been no reliable evidence of the species for fifty years by this definition. They are officially extinct species although designated as officially extinct. It's difficult to prove that something is not there as opposed to proving it is. There are many cases of species being rediscovered. Many years after supposed- extinction we also spoke by email with Rick Schwartz an animal ambassador for California's San Diego Zoo. He explained that quote since the Nineteen Thirties. There have been a few claims Tasmanian. Tigers have been seen for brief moments in the wild however no substantial evidence has proven they exist at this time we also spoke by email with Neil waters of the thylacine awareness group of Australia. Who started disagrees a quote? Do I think the animals extinct? No because I've seen too and been coughed slash barked at by one in South Australia. In two thousand eighteen. There have been more than seven thousand documented sightings of Silas scenes or animals that appear to be Thilo scenes but the majority of those sightings on Mainland Australia. According to the scientific formula applied to mammals though it is extinct and has been since nineteen thirty six for fifty years. The animal was considered rare and endangered. This fact inconveniently keeps the animal as a recent extinction rather than an ancient one. We should lose hope over and forget about. Let's step back a bit. What exactly is Tasmanian. Tiger? Schwartz explained that it's not a big cat at all. He said the name. Tiger most likely was given to the animal by the European settlers due to the light stripes that went from the spine down each side on the hind end of the animal. Most people agree that the Tasmanian Tiger looks like a medium sized short haired dog with subtle stripes on hindquarters and the base of its tail. Tail was thick and muscular at the base. More like a kangaroo's tail than a dog's tail colorations were described as light brown and Yellow Brown with Darker Brown stripes. These animals weighed about forty five to seventy pounds. That's twenty to thirty kilos with a body length of forty to fifty inches or one hundred to one hundred and twenty five centimeters with that tail. Adding another twenty to twenty five inches or fifty to sixty centimeters most stood about two feet tall or two thirds of a meter at the shoulder. Schwartz said in our modern times we usually think of marsupials and Kangaroos however the Tasmanian Tiger had a number of unique characteristics being dog like medium sized carnivore. That's also Marsupial it. Size and features were more similar to that of a small wolf or large Fox. Combine that with the striped pattern on the hind end and thick muscular tail. Similar toy kangaroo. You've got a pretty unique animal and water said when you had a close look at the prince we find. You will see time and time again. The broad S- play of the toes and the Claude drag impressions from the massive fixed clause on the animals four feet. The reason they're split wide and not like a dog is because they don't have webbing between their toes their front feet also still acts similar to hands as they can both hop like a kangaroo or run on all fours as a result many of the prince appear that the front feet are literally grabbing the ground as they dig it on curves or high speed when pursuing prey when Europeans first colonized Australia. The Tasmanian Tiger was rarely seen the animals started to become increasingly blamed for tax on cheap however so private companies and the Tasmanian government attempted to curb population by establishing bounties exchange for dead violence scenes adding to their eventual extinction was the sad fact that Australia's colonisation eroded the thylacines habitat by the nineteen twenty s sightings of the Tasmanian Tiger in the wild became extremely rare and in nineteen thirty. A farmer shot and killed the second. To last known wild Tasmanian Tiger the final by Lesean was captured in the Florentine Valley in Nineteen thirty three and transferred to the Hobart Zoo on September seventh. Nineteen thirty six. The animal known as Benjamin died in captivity black and white footage recorded in nineteen thirty three would become historically significant as images of the final scene in nineteen thirty seven the Tasmanian animals and birds protection board a later to become the national park. Service launched a series to determine where thylacines still might be found. Medlock said unfortunately living animal was not discovered. The final search in the series was into the chain river area in Western. Tasmania on the search. Sometimes seen footprints were discovered and creek bed. The original plaster casts of these prints are lodged in the Tasmanian Museum. The Tasmanian Museum doesn't receive citing reports. And we don't have the expertise to assess them. This is done by the Department of Primary Industries Water and environment they continue to record reported sightings and take them seriously often however sightings films and photographs are released to the media through the people who are reporting them rather than a government body over the years. There have been several instances photographs and films purported to be thylacines in the wild but none have been verified as genuine evidence of an animal waters however contends that there have been dozens of credible sightings of Thilo scenes. He said actually hundreds of them too many to name one in particular was a bus load of tourists in Western Australia. Back in the nineteen eighties. Who All saw the animal at close range in broad daylight whilst on a wildflower tour the fact that we find headless Kangaroos. All over. His failure is a key piece of physical evidence that these animals still persist. But nobody to know about it. Because it's always blamed on either hunters or Satanists by. Ill informed people who don't understand how these animals feed waters has been working tirelessly to raise public awareness of this animals continued existence for the past five years meeting dozens of witnesses and collecting thousands of statements regarding sightings of this animal in. Tasmania and across mainland Australia. His work appears in the two thousand seventeen documentary living the thylacine dream which follows waters travels throughout mainland Australia. Collect evidence of predation as well as stories of sightings from witnesses who are adamant seen the thile seen both recently and historically
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Buddhists in the world so I went up to the counter the fellas account I said I would enjoy. He said this is borders. You don't have to join just come and see and if you'd like it. I said I'm willing to put. I WANNA joint to that issue like it. Lights are on. Companies have is an hour. You join me weekday out. And that sounds like became a really coach. Fred. Emeritus professor imagine snappy because he just he tie theoretical physics Akron Cottage University. Vami close friend. Decide will coworker with Stephen Hawkins' so much so I managed to get a copy of the film about the bio paper. Stephen Hawkins' theorem everything. But anyway in that picture but people do sue US way with his professor orchids so he was talk talk. Physicists also a Buddhist and also another crop rejoins which was called Image University psychic research side where we went hot seen goes expand mats which will on the edge six simple sinks images. I remember many times grade spare moments. It's hypnotized I use. Patches Cintas the power of experiments which we did was. We had this piece of wood night money. Peace over the forest hit. This is students and we convinced his students that the now van. Hoss way talks him on the skin when he was stopped. So too skinny scream in pain. I could accept. Now that you think is GonNa vote out while really shocked me surprise me but shot me bliss so the mind can actually created a wound physical trauma on his skin. How happens when that now because his mind believe that create trauma would that made me really interested in the power of the mind and how it interacts with? The party is committed to one coming in from toby coming. Maybe very interesting thought if the mine could create I saw it was leave the woods. Maybe kind just called he. May it can say show. And shouldn't law aver the association with the mind and cats because some people he stands catches by so many people afraid and Casas sounding able to not use vied enough to actually to provide some exemptions calls has been so many great stories of the real out of the mind this is not just the Faithful She's a power of the mind now. Especially the meditation can actually impagliazzo meditation retreat. Our teaching in Sydney many years ago. That was the first day. Gentlemen on the retreat. He got lots of compliance from everybody in the auditorium because he was breathing loudly. All this question please tell painful means quietly tell. Everybody is chanted before at a huge to my sinuses. You couldn't breathe with brought up with the consumer. Is Doctors Colleges specialists tried. Everything was working. He was going to die. Had to retreat. One lost throw the dice. He was not a produce snore. Impressive DESPERATE FOR LIFE. Maybe thirties voices joined the retreat. Breathing in breathing out pleasing. Is that people now for photos. Dying crassus honest cancer everywhere. I was very happy. Said kindness. Compassion the cabs in house. So nine days off stay. This is interesting as part of the power of the vitamin section. When you want something to happen to us when you read gold relaxed to the Max last week again credible Powell's so very last meditation was finished. I had to rush myself gets of the city and points to fly back to Western Australia. So he can running off to Maye this. What happened in the very final meditation retreats? It was meditating. They're breathing Swiss and you know the popping sound that's what he said was member that audio sound and you could please us time months degrees one minute. And then he said. What's your mix just carry on but honestly? I thought he left it to light. Just lighten up. Your son during the homework is before the exam is at one time before and I saw nicer. He's GonNa he's GonNa be dead on. The plane. Sits box lights which works. Okay thank you the.
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"Okay it's now seven thirty so first of all just some announcements from the Society of Western Australia on This Day which is the twenty fourth of April twenty twenty. I just to say that Next week and on the Sunday The third of May that is today. We're going to be always Decided TO CELEBRATE OUR WAY SEC here at not Amara Center way sack is a celebration of the birth enlightenment or full awakening and the final passing away of the Buddha so very important day for us. And we're trying to do the pissy possibly can Online to make it interesting for everybody and four program you'll find on. Cbs wwl website starting on Sunday. Again the third of May starting from nine o'clock to eleven o'clock where I will be giving precepts some chanting talk guided meditation and then in the afternoon. I remember correctly from three to five thirty. That's correct three to four thirty together with John Hassel Pannonia the Alberta Thomas. Our nonsmo- monetary would be sitting out here and asking on certain questions online and that'll be followed by editor circum ambulation which is walking around three times around the statue in front of our center here citing going to be a few people maybe four or five. That's all we can really allow this particular time in Western Australia. And then after that there will be The giving the precepts and some congratula words for those taking the three refuges five precepts for the first time and they do it online and sometimes we get people from all over the world to join in on that occasion which is a very wonderful case indeed. So that'll be coming next weekend and for the fried instantly because it would be a busy weekend for me a busy day for me. I dated invites. I turned primarily to ask you to do next Friday nights talk and also the Saturday art in meditation on Saturday. The second of May are coming for the wayside Karma third of so next Friday nights. It'd be I'd semper. Mahdi who will give the meditation guided meditation until online sitting here and also the meditation guided Meditation Questions on meditation on Saturday afternoon. The second of May anymore information. Please website right now. It's your opportunity to join in a guided meditation and for those people who sometimes wrestlers or because they so. Pc they can't really find the time joining into a guided meditation. Like this which is alive. It gives you that little bit of pressure to actually sit down quietly and it gives you that encouragement to continue on for the whole thirty minutes at all the time. At least fifteen or twenty minutes of this guided meditation. You have me giving instructions in other words standing next to you. Almost you may imagine when you have your eyes closed listening on whatever device you have. It's like I'm just either sitting in front of you are sitting beside you giving good instructions on how to make your mind peaceful and calm. I often give the example of somebody learning how to drive a car. You do need a driving instructor next year to make sure what you don't crash and give nice instructions every whenever it's needed so that you feel confident and get some good advice on how to drive a car safely and of course now. That car is your mind going to drive it. Safely into deep straight peace happiness and wisdom. So please join me by causing is listening to the instructions of today's guided meditation. I in which to John Coverage you to do as well as the closure looking outside looking inside inside your body first of all how to show body fear so you two are too anyway. Some gross adjustments. I call them. Gross adjustments because a lot of moving getting more vulnerable position checking it out as best like Hannah the beginning then when it feels reasonably okay as you've heard me say before I go deeper and I start looking at my body part by part in order to develop this. Mindfulness of my body. I just asked the different parts of it. How it feels. How did my legs feel and having Asta question? I'm always silent until I hear the answer. When I'm hearing the ONS. Actually being mined for the feelings sensations in my legs very efficient an accurate way of developing that first piece of mindfulness. When you own body and then I add the kindness. So it's not just mindfulness. Dust become real kind fullness My Body you need to be adjusted my lakes. Are you comfortable? There is anything I can do to make you more and more comfortable as a kindness part and if necessary I adjust about it I move it I ask again. Is that better. I keep doing this until I find the optimum physician from our legs sitting here on Friday nights never the same as boss week or even this afternoon or don't assume anything. I'm aware and kind to find the best position from Alex. Do not rush because if I do my legs will be in discomfort or even in pain so I think it's good enough now for me so I go to my bought sitting on a cushion. I make sure it's comfortable. The Mike Kushner is not too hard or too soft is not psychosis in my Balchik such positions and a good place. You'll sitting on a chair. Make sure your Chevy soft enough not to so so some optimism comfort exercise using my goodness and kindness. And I go out to my back usually giving a good stretch then relaxant smart message of kindness. Tamayo back again even sitting on a chair if you wish to lead back. That's fine. It's more comfortable for you. Find the best posture for you today tonight. Now my back today. I don't know why feel a little tightness in left shoulder. Who's GONNA move it? Just mostly massaging the know. Why easy it off a bit up to my shoulder blades and I pause every time feeling. Any tightness are the left shoulder. The right shoulder comfort like is being held and stretched tiny bits sometimes being stretched even more from target. Learn how to fix to loosen the muscles so no pools. Id's how do that try this? Try that until you learn by trial and error together with the feedback which mindfulness provides feed by means change. I do something or whatever and I then see. Is that more comfortable or is it more times feedback. That's how I learn how to relax my own body. Go down my arms especially to my hands adjusting that making sure that they're in a good position today wants to be in classical tyrod had position right hand of the left hand thumbs very smartly touching in my lap feels great today. I'm always checking making sure. This is very comfortable deludes. Someone AMMONIA MYSELF CLOSER MYSELF. An obstacle narrow. Go back to my shoulders and my neck making sure the neck is not straight and by a head in the wrong position not too far to the left to the right not too far forward or too far back so the next go straight in it. I will check. My mope isn't too tight that's good throats. Is these move out to my face. My Way Innis muscles around the eyes and the mouth how they feel. Give me an answer muscles around the eyes of tights. I can feel right now. This muscles getting more Tom. Moody's no pulled feels good. Bossom are my mouth in the eighties when it becomes these I feel. They don't WanNa look like what I feel a little smile. Come across my face. Smart of contentment of being happy to be here feel robot it all together. Relax my buddy for no controlling letting it become open and free looking food delights expert. In Eddie's body feels good. He's walking not moving doing anything just sitting here with my body perfectly apiece delight which shots generates is what I now focus is what I watch. 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"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"So good morning and welcome from Johnny Grove. My name as spontaneous Buddha and I come to you with another corona daily from the Buddhist Society of Western Australia so last time we talked about right inclination and the first part of right inclination which is basically to not get into the danger zone and to let things be this time I would like to focus on the second aspect of right inclinations so we are still on the side of declining on wholesome states so as I said last time there is two aspect there is one aspect of getting away from things which are unwholesome which are going to get us in trouble and the other part that we can hopefully talk about. Later is the part of getting exposed and really getting into the wholesome mind states. And that's what we are. Basically doing with meditation. But there is also this part of letting go there to similarly. I haven't shared with you. Last time is similarly off the bus. Stop that People said they found quite useful when I was teaching the Law Street. Or whenever I talk about the writing clinicians so imagine you have a day off and you're still allowed to kind of move around out there and you come to a bus stop and you sit down at that. Bus Stop and there is no timetable and all these kind of things. So it's it's kind of organized. Maybe you're in a country where there isn't really timetables so you are just sitting mindfully peacefully on that bench at that bus stop and then you can see the buses coming past and with those bosses. What is really really handy? Is that the buses. Have Bride at the top there. They have written where their terminal station as or they have even written where the stations in between are so they let you know where the bus is going. So if you're sitting there at that bus stop you will be able to read those signs and see if it is a place you really want to go or if it's a place where you don't want to go and so this reading off the sign this reading the letters at the front of that boss is basically what we're doing with right inclination but we are not reading it like we're reading letters. We are much more feeling it. We are feeling where he's this mind. State that has arisen. Where are those thought patterns? That are coming up. Where are they are they are going to carry us? And is it really a place we want to be? Is it really wholesome? Is it uplifting to go to that place and so in terms of letting be if we are mindful enough then we can kind of feel those mine states feel those emotions coming on and we might also feel the first kind of little ripples of the effect in our body they might have? And if we feel there is kind of tensing up and this unpleasantness. That COMES WITH THEM. That would be the point. Where we there's engage and we basically don't jump on that bus. We just let the bus passed by but sometimes of course. We don't really manage to do that or we are not very mindful. We are not reading the signs we are. I don't know tired or grumpy already. And we happen to jump on that bus. And that's what I would like to focus own today so loss time. We didn't get on the bus and we let the bus pass. Which is great if we can do that. If we can avoid certain mind states and if we can guard our selves from getting into those unwholesome line states but now we are already there and then it's not a matter of letting them be anymore as much but it's a matter of letting them go and I would like to give you a few tools and a few ideas have that could be achieved. So today we are talking about overcoming those unwholesome wholesome mind states when they do have arisen when they are in our system already when we are on that bus and how we can overcome them and abandon them so basically what we're trying to do he's breaking the vicious cycle and we are trying to minimize the spread of infection rate. So I always tried to kind of tie in with the current situation so last time we were saying the viruses out there. We know in certain areas where it is so. We don't go there but now we are at a point where we've already gone there or wear viruses already come to our country and that's when we're are trying to minimize the effect it. Has I guess everybody is his maybe already a bit tired with hearing all these corona things but one of the things that was mentioned quite early on that is still out there as this idea of flattening to curve and I thought it something which is very very similar to those mind states so if those mind states come in and go rampage in our minds they they basically over wellm the system. So it's like that wave goes right up and we can't really manage it. We can't deal with it in wholesomeness skillful way. So we're trying to do the same thing. We are trying to flatten that curve of the on wholesome mind states so that we are able to get through them and to eventually abandon them altogether to eventually let them go and that is kind of the elimination stage. They're talking about With this virus or in Australia they're talking about the road out and I'll be talking about that a little bit how we can kind of escape from those things right. How is that achieved? If you think about those mind states like afire so you do have certain things that are already there which is kind of like the fuel and then you have a trigger usually or you have a situation that comes in that kind of brings it on and that is like a little spark that gets that fire going and then we are in this mind state maybe even court in that mind state and of course if we can extinguish it with water for we can extinguish it with wisdom. That is brilliant but very often. When we're caught in one of those mind states it can be very very difficult so another kind of way to deal with it is to not feed that fire and the reason that I have been using to kind of explain these things go through the process of these things. That is the Mug Gundy Ceuta which is in Mogae. Monica seventy five. If you want to look that up and it first of all tokes about the origin and the ending so we understand. How ARE DIS mind states? How do they originate? What was the trigger? What makes them grow? So for example. You're a sitting meditation and it is peaceful and quiet and silent and that is a wonderful. But it's always comes along. Idaho might be thought. I'm getting hungry. I haven't eaten for a while. And then we sometimes jump on that and we start to feed it. We start to think about what food came in yesterday or that we couldn't get the food we wanted to that the person in front of Aalst they took the lost whatever it was or the train of thought continues and if we continue feeding that one little fort that came up then we are going to get into trouble but if we realized that we can just let that boss come even if we have jumped on that bus silently stay on that boss and at the next opportunity when it stops somewhere get off the bus and try to get back on safe grounds again instead of staying there so sometimes it just needs a little bit of urge tolerance which means stepping back getting a bit of perspective and just staying out of that momentum that is being built from those developments that might come up in the mind and then we don't just understand the origin origin nation how it is created and how it is fed but we also understand the other part of it we understand the ending we understand how it can slowly slowly but surely subside in our minds and if we have that urge tolerance to just step back and just let it be as I said last time for maybe five ten fifteen minutes we will realize that eight as like a wave that combines maybe washes over us a little bit but then ebbs away again so instead of getting carried away in that unwholesome mind state in those fears and anxieties that might be around this time we manage to let it go to get out of it and another way to think of it. That's the next three steps that come in that. Ceuta is to think about the gratification so I call it like what is sweet in a certain situation. What pulls us in what attracts us? What makes us go to a certain point? And then to realize the danger to see the drawbacks to gain see where it is actually leading us an eighth. We really want to get to that point. And the last part the most important part after we've done all these steps ease the escape and the escape is always the replacing so we are letting go that is correct but very importantly we don't just let go because if we just let go very often. There is a certain resistance or again unwholesome mind states which are connected with that. We might call it letting go but it's more kind of like a pushing away and the easiest way to let go is if you take a wholesome mind state instead and bring that into your mind. Bring that into your being and replace the unwholesome mind state with a wholesome mind state and that is basically our escape to ask ourselves as I said last time. What is my moral compass is the right thing to do. Are Any teachings are there any? Inspirations out in the world that I can bring into this difficult moment and see can I deal with it? In a more wholesome way and also just reflecting on virtue in general and if we know virtue quite well like a language we know very very well we will be able to respond to that situation with those virtuous responses instead of the unwholesome on virtuous responses that we might be used to just to mention one more thing. You might have a few things that come up in your mind where you're feeling. It's kind of obvious that is unpleasant. What are you talking about? Why is there in? I don't know anger for example or wise. They're gratification in sadness. It kinda feels feels unpleasant. Doesn't it but when you think about it there is always a certain pleasantness dot coms with it even with anger. It kind of makes you feel in control when you can. You know you you feel powerful for example or even with sadness. Sometimes we can really kind of indulge in sadness in there is a certain kind of niceness that comes with it when we talk about addictions for example also. A lot of people say you know there comes a point where people realize that the substance or the way they're addictive reacting to a certain thing is not pleasant anymore but it still happens. I think the gratification there might be much much more subtle. It might have happened in the past and it doesn't happen anymore but there is a certain habit which has established itself entities. Say More easy. It's more pleasant to just give in to a habit even though we might be aware that it is unpleasant and that it is leading us to the wrong Kind of outcome in the wrong direction. So if you wish to reflect on this origin ending gratification danger and escape and if you want to have a little bit more information on it. I've given toque at the Buddhist Society of Victoria a little while ago and I think it was called Buddhist mind.
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Really TO EXIT. So how everybody? Welcome to live streaming service from the Society of Western Australia in. Norma whispers can close some things down but it's very hard to close down keep on talking and also teaching the WTMA. That's almost my life and the next of that's in a couple of weeks time we're going to be having our waste sack throughout the whole world. Full Moon die of way sack would be on the sixth of May during the week day on a Weinstein and so that we are going to be doing a special live streaming day here at center in West Australia unfortunately can only be live streaming so we cannot allow people to come in here to celebrate their way sack so if really feel that he wished to join into way sex seven seventy breeze check into the live streaming service and we'll be live streaming talks some chanting meditation and many other things between nine o'clock in the morning and eleven o'clock in the morning. That's Perth time and also from three to five thirty in the evening time I'll repeat that that's nine. Am to eleven am in the morning on Sunday the third of May and also from three PM to five thirty PM on Sunday. The third of my and everyone is welcome throughout the world to tune in and listen to number talks cardi meditation chanting and many other things. So that's automation be on our website. So now is the opportunity to do. A little guided meditation for half an hour. Maybe a little bit less because the announcements so I Advise you encourage you to please. Closure is sit down comfortably sitting down as best posture. And I will guy at the meditation this evening before. Talk for forty five minutes between eight PM and eight. Forty five with the eyes closed. Your mindfulness can be enhanced can be improved. Because you're not distracted by facial. Sensations with their eyes closed become much more sensitive to feelings in the body as well as the sound of my voice but especially take a good look at the physical sensations in the body. Even the boot Did advise that. The mindfulness of the body is very very powerful and should be done almost as a priority and here we doing my under our own party in order to get the feedings in our body so we can know how to control the comfort of body. You can't control it one hundred percent but we can make up buddy much more comfortable than otherwise. And how do we do that? We stop by focusing zooming in on parts of our Party in college to start off by focusing zooming in on the feedings in your legs. I usually do this by asking a simple question of my legs. How are you as if I meet one of you recognize you in the street? We say to each other how are you? I'm saying it was someone who's got a little bit more influence on my legs because of my legs say that they are put in an uncomfortable position. I have the opportunity to change them to adjust the which. I'm just going to do now to slightly as much better now. I feel my lakes my toes to my opposite of my soul and my feet. My here's my ankles up my cough's phantom back. She wants so my knees size. And I don't rush this. Stay there and linger there until I can feel with always increasing clarity sensations and feelings of my legs longer. I stay there. The mall strongest my awareness. Once I am aware I can move adjust. Well sometimes just focus on one particular part. Just give it kindness. Just wish it well and learn how to win exit Longo. I'm mindful of my legs more relaxed. They become because. I've been meditating a long time. I know at this level of relaxation of my legs or I could move because I've been well taken care off and now they can relax by themselves so I moved to my thought. Feel the pressure of my body through my but onto the cushion making sure that everything is well positioned otherwise an eight would occur to disturb me relaxing the muscles in my bottom.
Science, Interrupted - lives, loves, labs upended by COVID19
"Welcome to science friction on the Tash Mitchell and this is science interrupted and possibly radio interrupted because I have a puppy snoring very audibly and loudly at my fate right now working from home folks. It's tremendously difficult to think of not of not finishing the work. It's tremendously difficult booking with. Todd's is always a race against time as your money formation but the majority of the information are actually Mike. God really this pandemic has swift in Lancaster. Nami hasn't gotten caught us. All by complete surprise wherein collective state of shock really and for many scientists so much at stake use of experiments field work results. Clinical trials patients students the lives of lab animals the consequences for so many Deeply personal and in some cases could affect the lives of thousands of others and other species too so today on the show. Three scientists with three. Clemson's how are you? How are you going? Yeah yeah good bevy. What's been over and I met this morning by spin. Had this zone call with a bunch of other people from Perth and she was basically lap. Hold us on. He's a roller coaster. Look to Paula. Magni won fame lab Australia competition last year. And she's a senior lecturer in forensic science at Murdoch University in Perth at my husband across line pharmacist in Perth so possibly meeting people affected by Kobe. Nine hundred every single day but right now Paul easing Singapore where she also works as deputy dean of Murdoch University's campus there. Her baby daughter with her and Shayna husband don't know when they'll be able to be reunited. He was going to be concerned. Who are going to be concerned as well but this is probably the best option for the moment. We hope that these are going to be only for a while but for the moment it is what it is and not say his daughter for very many many months. Yeah so they can see each other only by by video call. That is a huge gift. Imagine these happening ten years ago or more could be better than years ago but the situation is changing. So much isn't it? It's still very unclear what's going to happen with international flights around the world. Yeah absolutely impossible to make any predictions at the moment. Also because Australia is getting way better especially Western Australia. Because he's very much aware from every everybody else. Singapore is experiencing a second important peak of cases compared to other countries. We are leaving this situation pretty pretty well. Syncopal learned a lot from this SARS situation and we didn't have many cases at all until a few weeks ago when they borders. Were going to be closed. Many people from all over the world wanted to come back to Singapore and they came back or seek your Italian and the saints. Coming out of Italy of Bain very very distressing during this pandemic rot from early on. What does that make food for you and your family in Italy? I speak with them every day and I make sure that they have everything they need. I've managed to the to do online shopping for them from Singapore to have them home. My grandmother she turned ninety seven last week. And the she's safe and sound in a healthcare facility but this is the first time in live in which he doesn't see my mom my Auntie for more than two days in a row and they edge facilities at being locked down so yeah. It's an interesting learning curve for for the family and there's also a big exercise Of Trust for the words day in the facilities Singapore has now gone into a lockdown and polar and colleagues having to move really fast to put their university courses online. She's also supporting students around the world with their projects now influx and Maija grant application processes of import on pause to then this Horon Research. You'll work as a forensic scientist into an expert on many crime scene investigations in Italy. You're now doing forensic science research here in Australia. And you shared this curious photo with me of what you describe as your babies back in the land in Perth in Western Australia. And it had me totally intrigued. What is it a fraud all? So my baby's baby Bob Nichols not people say barnacles as babies about Research I USED NICHOLS FOR CLEVELAND. Investigation when aboard US found in a in aquatic environments in the Ocean. So because bunny goes at annoying. They attach on anything that he's flogging. It is underwater and they stuck on that we can identify what they Ya. So where is the body confront? From how long the bodies in water and also the journey the talk the body from the primary campsie what was dumped in the ocean to the place where the body was found so they can be very interesting but it is not that to do this kind of research. We need to have colonies of Barnacles in in the lab so we keep having them in in Aquaria but the they eat small because Kobe algae so we had to grow the algae as well. You can now go to the supermarket and Buy Balaji and beside that. I work input on seeking to. Malaysia is whether it is the study of insects and we have colonies of flos is in as well is very difficult to keep up with them with the colonies at the moment when a when they laboratories have been shot because often of the issue that is going on. It's incredible work so you've got. These baby barnacles back in the lab in Perth. And will they die because the I guess? Barnacles barnacles one concern but there are labs all over the world with experimental animals of all shapes sizes and varieties and species from Retz to mice and onwards barnacles to that possibly going to be compromised or cold. Because of this global shutdown. I will say maybe the research would be compromised. The life of the of the animal is probably not because all the university have the ethical necessity of looking after all the animals that they have so all. The university have in place measures to look after all the animals in the different labs. I was a bit dramatic because I miss my babies. I guess when I think about my Banoco sometimes you feel like what he's the. Utd All my job in the big scheme in the big picture of things really for researchers. Like me probe's is a big wakeup call about the the importance of your search but at the same time that the world is big and many other things are important on a different scale. So I remember the first had with Bundy cars and the head. The mother of this guy that was found on the shore there was crying on this loss and I was the only personal gather information that could give a piece bring justice to this family bring closure to the victim so these another victim. He's not a cove in nineteen victim but my research he's
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"Hello Everybody Nice that. You're watching to be as w a Buddhist Society of Western Australia as Youtube Channel and makes me really happy to know that people are watching Buddhist teachings here on the Youtube where so much stuff that you could be watching you chose to watch to some trauma and just any thinking of that. All these people watching these videos and makes me really happy. So thank you for joining us. My name is junior and I am currently staying here in Albany in little place together with another among Moto you may have seen yesterday on the on the on the channel and we are living here together peacefully and doing meditation and the Buddha Society of Western Australia. He's trying to set up a new place here for amongst to live and practice and I moved here about three weeks ago. I came here and one of the people drove me here in the car. They asked me federal. Are you not afraid of the corona virus and I said and my immediate response? I said No. I'm not afraid because the mind cannot get corona virus only two body can get corona violence because as monks and also as bookish today people and also you don't have to be booed as we develop our minds and find a happy place where we can dwell inside. We got your meditation so meditation. There's no need to be afraid of anything so today I will give you a little short talk. Maybe ten minutes. We'll see we'll see how it goes and then after that we will do a thirty minute meditation about thirty minutes together and I'm a safe. He was a bit weird. I'm just talking to this camera. Motives sitting behind it but Let's see so just Just stopped around move at government of Western Australia where we are. They started closing down to regions between between cities. So then I now. I can't easily move back to the honesty anymore where I live and it just thinking. Now I'm SORTA stuck here and also Western Australia itself also closed borders around. You stuck there as well and I was planning to visit my parents in in amongst time from now. I haven't seen them for years and I was looking forward to seeing them again and now that can't happen property so I felt a bit. Yeah I felt sort of. I couldn't do what I want it so I felt a bit stuck in a corner and I realized as many people now on the on the in the world who are stuck. They're stuck maybe in a country where they don't want to be because of all the measures against Corona virus a maybe stuck inside their house in quarantine stock in a city and that sounds really negative to be stuck but I realized that many good meditations. I had an insights where all when I was stuck. So when you're stuck as as a good opportunity to let go because why because when you're stuck you can't go anywhere you can't go left you can't go ride conjure up down so there's only one thing to do was just let go and make peace with the situation. So that's why I think it's a beautiful thing now in the world. All the people are stuck in their houses because it gives us a great opportunity to make peace and let go of all the things that are outside and worrying us and Israel minded me of the little quote by Christian monkey called the Desert Fathers. And he said stay in your cell and your cell will teach you everything and the cell is like an old Christian word for for meditation or prayer room for the Christian monks and I think what this Trying to say was if you set limits you stay inside your room you will have to learn to live with that and then to let go of everything that is outside of that and and then you will. That will teach you everything that you need to know and also reminds me a little story. I don't know where this comes from our wedding as somebody thought it before but I just made it up but this is the story of the the postman and the angry dog postman comes to deliver a message to a letter to somebody's house. I mean just walks up the house. No worries opens up the gate and outcomes this angry dog jumping at one of these big rottweilers. You know with these. We call her on with all these spikes and he chased after the postmenopausal and got scared and run. Run Away and run through. All the streets left the ride run everywhere. He true true is packages at the dog. Trying to get rid of the dog but the dog kept chasing after him and deposed still come running and he was just just quick enough to keep away from the dog. The dog he never never lost any distance between him and the dog but then he took a turn and what was there. He turned into a dead way in the back of the alley. That was a big wall to the right of him. That was a big wall to the left of him. A big wall below him solid concrete and he couldn't climb up. You couldn't go left. It couldn't go right. He couldn't go anywhere so he turned around. And face the dog and the Dog Game Adam and jock dog jumped on and the dead moment to postmen. He'd let go. There was nothing he could do. He was GONNA be bitten by the dog all destroying the packages. All the running had no use so he let go. Let me be bitten by the dog victim in the face and ran off and that story that story the postman is a good Buddhist. It's like a Buddha and the dog is similarly for suffering suffering chases us around and we tried to get rid of it. We tried to run away from it. We throw stuff at it rerun. Someday we'll get stuck and we have to face the reality and then all we can do that. Go so this letting go also is what we do in meditation to try and find peace and accept our our lives as they are and the situations we are in. Now we're stuck inside quarantine or not and and sometimes your mind can do really funny things going stuck in a situation and I remember one time I was living at a layperson and in the Netherlands where I'm from and we did a lot of Buddhist friends did what is called Meditation Flesh Mall. Don't know if you know what a flash mob is but it's not a people come together and do something unexpected in a public place so we were doing. We went to the biggest train station in the Netherlands which is in the city of lot of train stations. All the train network from the Netherlands. They all come together in that city. It's really busy station. And there's all these messages all the time of train delays people running around and shops and bill boys and everything and we decided to do meditation there too. So people about these. So unexpected group. Meditation in the middle of the hall and this was to be about twenty minutes. I think I can't remember exactly what I do. Remember getting down there when we started the group meditation on the hard concrete. All the loud messages going around and I thought how this is. GonNa be worse meditation ever. I can't sit here. I don't have a cushion. It's hard floor and it's allowed. How can meditate here so when the leader off of US talk thinking? What's called Sunday when he rung a bell? I come meditate here. Why am I even try? I don't have to try. I like oh I'm going to happen. Is A mind go really peaceful? Because I wasn't trying to do anything and it got so piece. I didn't couldn't even feel my body anymore. All I noticed us just happy. Mind far off in the distance. I heard took very far corner of the hall. I could hear something. So meditated for twenty minutes like that and just to keep it a bit short for the talk. I went back home and I looked up video that they made of it. And what was the song that I could hear? Very far away was actually a lady on High Hughes who rent right in front of me so she was the right could be just an arm's length away so that's the kind of thing that your mind can do. If you let go hang out of your minds can do as well. When you let go meditation you can get these beautiful piece and withdraw from the world so hope that gives you song. Spirit or some thoughts to reflect upon. So let's do some meditation together and we have to stop the video hair. Resume it again because the camera can only record thirty minutes. So I'll see you opted reset.
Australia is doing well, but where are we heading next?
"We thought we'd start today by taking a bit of a look about where Australia currently stands. It seemed to be a lot of ideas on control measures popping up. But we don't really seem to have a clear direction on where we're heading pam. Scott Morrison still says when many weeks away from restrictions being lifted the state government seeing less willing to open things up soon. What's the broad thinking? Well the broad thinking is that with say forty or fifty new cases a day which is where we're going so that's an increase of forty or fifty forty fifteen new cases every day. They stay infectious for a week or two maybe even three so that becomes an infectious pool of people that so every fifty exit from that pool but it slowly accumulates and that pool can become a very large number very quickly and there was a day. Nobody knows exactly the day in the end of November beginning of December when there was only one person in the whole wide world with what we came to be known as covered nine hundred only one person bat to an animal to a human being. And that's only four and half months ago and is now nearly two million people infected over well over one hundred thousand people have died four and a half months from one single person. So if you've got forty people fifty people every day and you lift restrictions and you don't quite know what those where you live restrictions and don't have a plan for it it becomes really quite tense to nor too because we could we could slip out of control incredibly quickly with doubling times every two or three days and that would be not good and it's called a second wave so in international terms we. We're no becoming one of the poster child's we talked about Taiwan South Korea Hong Kong. And as we said yesterday the hope would be. But you've got to be deliberate about it that you get down to new cases and some of the states in Australia are getting down to almost that level where there is just tiny tiny numbers. Scientists showed a Western Australia. They're almost at that point now where they're getting new measurable community spread and Western Australia. They're measuring everybody in theory. They're testing everybody. Who's got a call a cord? So here's here's the thinking I I suspect which is they're scared to lift it off because they know there's GonNa be very hard to button people back down and countries that have had to do that. Find it very difficult. You let people out so there's gotta be a plan and schools daycare might be the first things that you open up and we can talk about that in a minute based on research then you might open up workplaces. There's enormous pressure just to open up now as there is in the United States. And when there's still a fair bit of virus around you just don't want to do that and the states are at the front lines you think about federation like ours is that the the Commonwealth sets policy. They received money through taxation in distributed. The KOMO's doesn't run anything. It's the states that run stuff run. Education system healthcare system. They're the ones running the stuff and so the states are the front line and the states tend to be more aggressive and assertive than the Commonwealth. Because they are at the frontline the interesting thing. When you look overseas is that the metric that you'll see when you watch the news or the newspapers is the number of deaths each day. Have you noticed that? Teagan people and say well you know a good day today? The the the number of deaths in Italy has fallen off in New York City. And so on which is good news. So the the reason they're doing that and not quoting death rates a lot of our conversations early on in Corona Caswell. What's the mortality rate? Is it three point? Six percent three point four percent one percent less than one percent. In many ways the proof of puddings in the number of deaths that you get it kind of is a reflection of the of the amount of corona virus in the community two weeks ago. And when you start to see the desk falling away it means that two weeks ago something was happening because people were in lockdown. That's usually the reason getting better at testing while the death star to disappear. But as you've seen in a couple of places you see deaths flicking up again. It's very very fragile. And that's why politicians advised by their medical advisers. Just being very very careful but let's say we got it under control industry. Let's say we eliminated or almost eliminated it. Here if the rest of the world still in the throes of a pandemic what would normal even look like here. Normal could be everything a lot of things except for overseas travel. I can't see a point in anywhere anywhere anytime soon where you're going to allow travel you. You're going to lift the borders and allow planes to fly in from Dubai. London India an American because they will just get the epidemic back. So I think we have to accept as a nation that the borders are closed for quite some time. What sometime is it depends on where vaccine emerges over there are treatment emerges and so on. There are a couple of game changers around. So let's assume there's nobody coming in from overseas then the question is do you allow free movement between states. Well I think if every state is at zero then you would probably start allowing people to move between states so you can corn holiday to Queensland or whatever it is so but everybody's got to be Zero of New South Wales has got a lot of cases. People are not going to want people from New South Wales to be moving around the country similarly for Victoria. So then you try to get your local economy back on its feet and so you allow schools and big care to come back which releases parents to start going back to work and then you might allow people to go back to work in non essential occupations and then after a month or six weeks you might allow restaurants to open with social distancing and then sit and watch with massive testing very expensive testing tens of thousands of people the person positive or nobody positive. And if you manage to keep the lid on it then you just slowly let things go back. But I think we'll still be social distancing for some time to come but we'll be able to get out more whether there'll be football matches before two thousand people with theaters will reopen with a two thousand people. I think those are things for the future and not immediately but we can start going back to work and getting some of the basics of the economy going one should down to one two three single digit numbers or zero. Well one of the things we do in credit cost is answer questions from audience and someone asking about death rights and why the death rites differ between countries and between economies and between East and West. What do we know what we know is that you see twenty two thousand deaths in the United States? When was the last time I looked ten thousand deaths in the UK? I think it's almost pointless to talk about death. Rates Something Business. Who want the restrictions lifted? Now say all well you know if it's under one percent this is not something to worry about is starting to seasonal flu. Well try telling that to one of the twenty. Two thousand families have lost somebody in the United States. It's almost academic high mortality rates for for this and and as we've said before the actual case fatality rate depends on. How many people you know in the community who actually have the virus in the United States. They haven't a clue in it's they don't really have a clue so it's really hard to know what the actual rate is and we talked about the diamond princess one of the cruise ships giving a rate of one percent and vein depends on how the mortality rate is going to be higher in countries. Where they don't of intensive care units where you can't go to hospital and get oxygen. It's going to be higher when people are malnourished in poor poor environments and then the numbers Luke large because the numbers infected incredibly large. So it's almost pointless. We know that it's probably ten times more on average maybe thirty times but somewhere in that range more than seasonal flu and large numbers of people are dying and the potential is for our hospital system to be overwhelmed as indeed. It has been in New York and parts of Italy a lot of jurisdictions in Australia looking at school from high in term two but nominee this new research at showing just how effective school closures Aaron Can Charlie spread there. This was a group that published in the Lancet. And they've taken available information from the SARS one epidemic as well as what we know from recent school closures in Hong Kong China and elsewhere and try to come to an answer and where they landed was wonders. Not sure at the moment what the contribution is. Kids are not big spreaders but they do catch the disease. They don't get fever. A lot of the time which means new teen temperature at school is not necessarily going to work so two to four percent contribution to total deaths from SARS in other words the contribution of the children have to spreading it to other people maybe ten percent contribution to the pandemic but again and then you've got the social costs of Closing schools and I think that where they landed with an editorial is that if you reopen schools. It's going to make a bit of a difference. Not huge to the pandemic but schools need to be really careful about hygiene and social. Distancing are going to reopen so in summary most models that they've got if all schools were open preschools and so on they would contribute maybe two to four percent increase in the number of deaths from covered nineteen because they've spread it to their grandparents and other places and maybe about ten percents of the total spread of the virus. So that's the story. And maybe if you then put it in social distancing schools lots of hygiene you could minimize that risk even further.
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"To Friday nights at saw domino loker center in Western Australia and again for this evening. I'll be giving the thirty minute. Meditation guided for mostly and then just Watson last five minutes to be peaceful to give you a child's to also enjoy the calmness for meditation and afterwards I will give a Dhamma talk and of course it's a tape giveaway today because these things over here in front of me the eggs and rabbits especially this big one over here that just a p. I'm not quite sure where from here when I mean anyway he just lets people know that this is Easter today. The Good Friday I. I've Easter so I'm sure that somehow other we'll find a use for these these eggs and money as well so anyway. We'll see how we can make the best use of those but fatty announcements because in our code lockdown time in purse and a hold of Western Australia. It means I'm speaking to just about an empty room to Sony to people who are working here and looking after the place so it can't be a public talk but nevertheless beautiful time over here in Western Australia. Great time to be a monk because I have more time to be quiet. So wartime to have seclusion more time to have social isolation which to me is a one who otherwise. It's like big on retreat. But anyway there's still a few pieces of business done as well and of course this last week. When I was here I was actually saying that Certainly putting the honesty is a enough food is coming to a monastery now and a few donations coming in now through most with pay pal account which is amazing. So thank you and all the mayors to you're giving nurse donations and of course very soon. They will pay for the Thai community and Community Burmese community actually all of the southeast and South Asian Community. We're having the Songkran it's a new year. Unfortunately we're not allowed to celebrate because that'd be breaking the rules so I would've taffy parties to do something good while you're at home something. Which is I'm generous forgiving at that particular time that saw on Monday. Thirty th of April fourteenth and fifteenth. Please we don't need a whole lot of people coming to our monasteries because I'll be breaking the law and you're not just breaking the law it will show. The put is in Australia in the world and not really doing their part to help solve the problems of this pandemic. So it's great to celebrate those occasions but set a pay to that home author coming to monasteries. Okay so now we can do it if a bit of meditation and again if you'd like to get yourself in meditation posture and just to see just how peaceful that rabbit is sitting next to me. It has a move since I came here. That's what we'd call physical tranquility so anyway see what we can do many years ago. Somebody made a lifelike statue. Statue is like a model adventure and it was so convincing. They put him on Sanchis. Usual seat and people will come there about three times and they start meditating and I said wow tha- Jansher so peacefully he doesn't even move. I didn't realize it wasn't just model very funny. When people found out that it was just an image of him rather than seeing real things move real. Things move. Because that's how we get comfortable but once we are comfortable let go of much of the movement we can inclined towards stillness. So what's what's in the suit. As they call Kai Assadi and data tranquility of the body and tranquility of the mind so to get the tranquility the body first of all kosher is place with your eyes closed being attention to your physical body sitting here. I don't know where here is for you because as talks go all over the world. Wherever here happens to be your mind also come see recover into your body and you feel it's X. box and back feel and you inclined towards comforting those parts of your body you start by asking simple question thanks. Are you comfortable? How do you feel when I inquire of parts of my body? How they are. I soon get an answer. Let onset tells me whether I need to adjust my buddy. I'm kind enough to my body to make that. Adjustment my buddy again especially my legs. Thanks. Are you comfortable so anything else you need now. Don't leave my lakes until I'm confident that they are in a good position if not been meditating. Fifty years stood on. Make sure not to rush the beginning stages careful patient. I'm kind my legs saying that. They are reasonably comfortable. They're not go out to my Boston. I feel the pressure of my whole upper body on my cushion through my bought. Recognize that feeling. Make sure it's as comfortable as I can make it a justice suggests that if I can and then let it go moose loaded up my back in the back making sure this nice curve the toback feeding it is. I go out making sure he's comfortable and it is a useful method. I've been using this for years to stretch good stretch and then let go of control girl holding let it go to a position if he sees nothing is being pooled. Nothing is being squashed. The whole pack is comfortable. Mindfulness and kindness together what we call kind. Fullness applied to parts of my body. Relax those parts of.
Exploring the galaxy with radio astronomy
"What do you guys do day to day? Are you both doing Strana me basically day-to-day or code for astronomy me. Pretty much I mean. Most of my work is helping. Mohawk or storm is do things faster so every time for a group who were doing some multiple web it was taking full t two days to do something they then pasta over to us. We go down to eighteen hours. That's awesome that means you can do so much more science right. But as a classic divide and conquer problem at paralyzed line matt talks embarrassingly parallel and we Scott Shaw. We don't really do gathering till the very end Bassett. I see so. It's almost like you can almost do individual computation on a per pixel basis maybe the equivalent of a per pixel basis. We tench Wilkin Frequency Channel. Molden GAY but yes so. We would just purchase one particular or one of frequencies on one machine depend on another number on another world. Do quite a bit of machine learning. What Tech Team are affi- application wage doing corrections actually now moving? Some of our struggle me work into oceanwave investigations and transit or whether we can correct the swell so there's no way there's going to be a good idea right. Okay now. That would be a really unexpected consequence or outcome or capability from studying. Gravitational waves is better surf. Predictions obligation state has different quicken small. Yeah I guess so. Yeah the whole gravitational wave detection stuff is some pretty cutting edge science and it's really interesting and it's cool that you're using machine learning to try to understand that we have a smoke group working on it. We've got ten inches in the pump detectors. This is a very active area of research. There's a lot of groups around the world working on. Yeah I think it's kind of amazing. There's a Lotta stuff with gravity oriented things in astronomy right now. We have the gravitational wave detection for the Clintons Black Holes. We have the first picture of black holes in the last year and a half or so whenever that was going on around their medical field teaching. Sure I guess. If you're already university eventually you might end up. Interacting with a student or two very cool. All right Rodriguez. What about you got kind of similar? I on personal rights became evolving stormy. So I help a summer through the software in different languages for different purposes. Sunil only for me but also for Analysts form we also am theoretical group so people who simulations formation such so all over the place on we only me about all the people in the group we specialize comes kind of in this area of killing. Romans? Lloyd's mice also. On how much do you end up helping them with? Standard Software Engineering. Things like Hey. I need to teach you source control. This is get hub. Let spend an hour talking about that or are they pretty much. Good to go. The generation older durations. Aw It'd be harder to kind of move to sign a newer people like Jonker people come with all those concepts. Serie Computing Rights. They never give ray there so do help to push that. Far East most multi on their Meghan this offer the same side of thanks Entitled Opportune Opponent. How you organize it. Codes optimize things for the particular architecture on someone Okay cool and you're also working on this S. K. A. Construction the square kilometer array. Just this whole topic. I guess we'll talk more audits later. By one of the main institutions that are working on the square kilometer array yet. So it's interesting. I don't know if it's works for light. But it does for radio that if you put multiple detectors and sort of densely but not actually connected at one giant and tanner something you can put that together like a bigger detector right bigger lens in the radio world. So that's the idea right. Just that's exactly Gaskell interferometry you basically if you got three on tennis. Abc Do you do. Is You take measurements in the from from BSE. And then you correlate every repair so to correlate the from be from being from Do that correlates are. Which is the one voice doing all this mixing signals and out goes one correlated thing though which is as if you have one big content. So that's what happens in Vegas for me. I think I'm not sure by up to college. You can also from A to B. But I'm not sure how the kind of work in the science cool so this. Esca project is the square kilometer array which is International Project. That you all are working. On involving thirteen countries that are full members of the project in the Or others who are just participating right. Yeah that's right is the collecting. Because you know we're we're starting to run out of things off the screen. Where do we generally collecting area system is now missing in spite of the fun telescope which means belting countries so the life frequency components coming up to Western Australia and the Frequencies Gang South Africa? So they'll be speaking meat dishes in South Africa. I'm one hundred. One hundred and seventy two and ten is Western Australia so called Com fifty million euros just for the the first one. I don't know a hundred and thirty one thousand antennas bringing all this data. That is a huge amount of antennas. And it's your Joe decombis second five hundred fifty gigabytes a second. I don't really have a great way to understand that number. Honestly like you gotTa think of large cloud services like youtube or Netflix. Or something like that right and we say no orange them. Visualize it if you take your you know your how drives your five hundred heart ripe under throw it and you throw one of those second right. Yeah that's a lot of data also takes a lot of power right. Yeah that's one of the the the key things because we we would like Green as possible but we go cap on the moment to make a wall system on the planet. So that's still a challenge. We have to address. Yeah you almost need your own power plant. Tell me how much somebody call the ready down. Okay is it the blades that generate? Rfi Or is it the generators that generate. Yeah yeah
"western australia" Discussed on Buddhist Society of Western Australia
"A savings talk that. I'm going to expand on a tall which I gave last night. The monks at the monastery of in Serpentine and talk about the the problem between controlled and feed him. Because many of you like all of us sometimes feel the being pressed between how the people wanting to control life controlling US government controlling us even religions trying to control us but also they the fear of freedom and misunderstanding. What freedom is and should we actually controlled others because sometimes we have children. Should we be controlling them to be controlling our diet shoe controlling the world? While should we how should we interact? And the whole idea of control becomes a very important thing. We should truly understand because controlled is the opposite of freedom and especially in Western worlds but not just in western wells we wash it freedom and quite rightly so we try and resist control and because of that we always have a sense of of contradiction in our lives between and freedom. And this is what I wanted to explore in this evening's talk especially exploring it from a Buddhist perspective where we're supposed to be letting liberating ourselves from cravings and attachments and taking the no control severely very powerful not levels and actually seeing what happens when you do for the Atlanta but to stop from the ordinary lifestyle of human beings in this world that we live in an age where there are many groups and powerful beings powerful people powerful religions powerful forces of nature which you feel are trying to control you and some of those you recognize some of those you don't recognize and I'm not quite sure about you but even when I was young I would like to resist controllers. What right have they to tell me what to do? And I'm sure that many of you that resent having speed cameras and speed limits especially if you realize why then. Why should they tell me what to do? It's an open road is quite safe and sometimes you read in the newspaper about food. Which should lie is supposed to be fattening for you and say why should I listen to what they say? I'm going to eat what I like. Why should people be trying to control me and then you go into relationship and sometimes you feel your partner is trying to control your relationship and then it showed mother tried to control you and you say look how fifty years old and I married? I'm not a baby anymore. Still Mother's trying control you even file trying control you and governments time control you and the media tries to control you to make sure you listen to their program so by their products and sometimes that we just feel like the way in this battle between other people trying to control this trying to possess his As to what they want to do and sometimes that we control even when we go to places like airports which are free Quin very often. You have to board at a certain time. You have to go with certain things you can't carry this and Yukon carry that a new comping this into the country and you have to bore the Sutton time with people sitting in the back. Rows please port fast and sometimes we feel that there's an assault on our freedoms and the worst assault enough Edens comes from life itself when I want to enjoy myself. Why wants to be free but I got a bad back. Got A bad knee. I've got a headache. I'm getting old and I can't do those things which I wanted to Nicole. The biggest controlled of all is the old age and death. When I don't want to die yet sometimes that we barely even against the controller of this live and so that there is I think it's a wonderful thing and essential rebelliousness in the human spirit and celebrate that barrier snus and nightrider made my life even though I'm part of an organized. Religion is supposed to be organized. But any of you who joined put. Society Committee will know the put. Some is not an organized religion at least know the put a society Western Australia settled of get spy and sometimes I'd like it that way if he was running to smoothly sometimes think that's too inhuman. There must be something wrong there somewhere but we get by and we're quite successful getting by and there's a reason for that which I'll bring up later on. I hope but sometimes we forget the rebellious spirit of human beings which is so important in life and in this time when we suppose to be concerned about terrorists when we lost week bombs in tired. And so you're not supposed to go on holiday to Thailand. You're not supposed to climb up ladders. Which are too high. Sometimes that you feel that this this too many things. I'm not supposed to do what the Hell I'm going to do it anyway. Sometimes that we rebel. And sometimes we've been in is very good however you should learn how to rebel property. 'cause I remember when I was a school chart in the Hippie era when we're supposed to be rebelling against authority and to be rebellious. I decided to buy my first pair of green velvet trousers. Bright Green and I thought that was being really really sort of a barrier until I went to my first worth it. This is what concerts I think it was in the eye of why no is actually a woven happy in one thousand nine hundred sixties and there. I went in my rebellious green velvet trousers and I found about ten thousand other people. Also had green velvet dress says well. Hey LISTEN TO UNIFORM. A my rebelliousness was not really being rebellious. I was being controlled by other forces and sometimes you wonder what is this controlling about an sometimes you feel what it's like to be controlled and sometimes you go around controlling others. Have many of you would rebel against your parents because a you a young hormones are raging. You wanted to go out. You wanted to sleep in. You wanted to have your boyfriends and girlfriends and experiment but you told not to and now that you are parents yourself. You're being big hypocrites and you're telling your children not to do the things which you want it to this. Something in that. Which was really rankles me. Now that for one dollars a schoolteacher. Remember just having a big conflict inside of myself. Should I sort of discipline those children in this school for doing things but I would have done by two or three years earlier? Remember these kids coming down on a nice day and I went for. Walk down this line in this Summertime and late afternoon also lunchtime in the county of Devon is a beautiful. I went down Elaine. Saw a couple of the sixth formers was great. Twelve or probably the equivalent of the. First University in Australia. Coming down the road and soon as I saw me T- to the hands with behind their back. I know what the house was. Because that's what I used to do. That is when you're smoking and you're trying to hide the a dead giveaway and there was a narrow line. They couldn't miss him as I couldn't turn around so they're very very embarrassed. I told them that's not the way to hide the cigarettes. But there's no way I would discipline those kids even though it's against schools. Because I felt being a hypocrite I was reporting against us. So why should I sort of imposes rules on others but then again you know you're supposed to be trying to nurture these children and to respect sort of authority structures and there was a be conflict inside of me. How much should you should give liberation? How much she should you control? And that is a dilemma. Which many parents feel? And it's a dilemma. Which many couples feel? And it's a dilemma. Which any person in authority feels. How much should you control? And how much should you right investigate? What actually is his controlling thing. Anyway when you start looking inside what really controlling is always trying to sort of thinking basis on the illusion the number one I know best. I'm I'm in power to make something much better and some of those delusions which people have to sit an advocates to think you know best. I don't know if any of you ever read the report on the stolen generation but there was an arrogance of The people many was a forty fifty years ago. Who TOOK ABORIGINAL CHILDREN OUT OF THEIR FAMILIES MENTIONED? That was you and you happen to be born. Aboriginal and people came in the middle of the night and took your kids saying is much better for the kids to take them away from their mother and father. So they did. You can see that they that we're going to do something better. This was in the public. Interest is good for you and too often the reason why we start controlling the delusion that we know best and you can see just how many special religious people try and exert control of others based on the assumption that we know best and I've seen that in some form of Christianity fortunately all forms of Christianity. I'm talking about evangelicals you see that in fundamentalist Islam and that's something which I never want to be part of a religious leader because I see that number one the to say you know best as one thing if you do something. One-size-fits-all is not accurate. A number two very often that you are in perfect like other people you make mistakes. And what do you think that you know? And you've got the best idea what other people want. But you can actually see that in fundamentalist religions but can you see that the way you look after your kids on control them. Sometimes something fundamentalist parenting. I know this is what you should do you better to it or else. Just like a fundamentalist parent fundamental personal religion us all sorts of jihad against your children to make them do what you think is the best. But that's not just children. Sometimes that's no relationship in a marriage. Sometimes there's a controlling partner and again they use all sorts of means to try and make you into what they think. You should be now remember a child. How did you feel? Was that really functional? Did that make you have indicated in a relationship a partnership between two people really make you into sort of a more loving person? Is that going to make the marriage really hold the teacher student relationship or like a religious leader. Is that going to really make any sort of sense? This actually controlling so first of all that one should really look at the fact. That doesn't really know what's best number two is the way of going about it. The other thing is the best way of going about just controlling people. I've seen a lot of people who have had this incredible courage to give another person freedom to trust them and when they stop controlling even less in control and give a person more feeder usually. The case is in nine cases out of ten personality. There's up to that freedom when they brought them grow from that freedom and all the fears which we have. Oh father my kid co two that nightclub before that my sort of wife just come home by our own. If I let my husband just go out for a meeting with his friends at some sort of bother all those fears. Which one has if one doesn't have that trust those fears usually get fulfilled?.
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"Today's talk this evening's dumber talk is going to be in a subject. I haven't broached before It's going to be a on authority and obedience but please don't run for the door. This guy. The issue expects because he's not giving this talk assault of a session. I wish occurred yesterday afternoon. Many of you may know that for the last six or seven years. We've been developing a relationship with the only other monks here in Western Australia. Which is the Benedictine monks at the monastery nausea and they come and visit our monastery once a year. We go up to them honesty once a year and we've formed a very close relationship a very friendly relationship between Monastics of a completely different tradition. I'm a reason why that I've I do that. Friendship is because as especially as I put his monk. Sometimes you only meet other Buddhists and you can get very easy get narrow minded and it's wonderful to have an input another way of looking at things which is Ikea to fertilize more insights and understandings about the truth. And so some of the things which was said Yesterday afternoon help see things in a different light and especially with something called obedience and I think we very pleasantly surprised what Catholic monks in the very old order. Think about the meaning of that word but we start from the Buddhist perspective. Because sometimes many of you know the old joke that if you'd like if you don't like organize with each and this is the price for you because we're always disorganized that we don't have that organization. Which are the traditions have? And the reason is that from the very beginning the idea of an authority to which should be obedient was very absence in the very earliest profitable and the classic story was the fact that when just before the Buddha passed away his close disciples asked him. You know after you pass away. Who's going to be a leader and instead of doing what other traditions have purportedly done and having a lineage of people to carry the leadership through succeeding generations the Buddha actually replied in a very meaningful deep way. The after I pass away let the truth new training. Your teacher know person just the truth and the training. That will be your teacher from here on in because of that. We've never had any authority. Figures or muttering authority structure in the religion world. Would which is now an honest Buddhism. There's never been like a pope or bishop. We do have like a dollar Lama. But he's only the nominal leader of one of the four six of one of the parts of Buddhism codependent Buddhism but his authority is not recognised universally because he cannot be. No one can have that authority. Because it's very creative from the Buddha's own words that he didn't want any human being or person to carry that responsibility. He said rather truths and at the training be authority from here on in which made the very beginning of very individualistic path where we can have guides. But that's all they can be people who can advise who can actually lead by example but can never tell you what to do so without that authority. What's the point of obedience is such a thing as a BS? Because many of you who visited our monasteries and seen some of the monasteries in the station of which we are apart have a very very strict said a precepts as many many things which we turn to and how can we have such a very strong furniture and for some people very austere ascetic virtual remember. There was a group of academics visiting from Queens event. And they decided just to see to compare are two ministries monastery at new nausea. While by the Benedict Teens and our monastery data serpentine. And that common was if I was a mark I'd rather be up there and you nausea. Because at least you get a bed to sleep on and you can watch the TV and also have wine with meals are modest is far more austere than that. But the austerity there. How come that people actually submit themselves to such an austere regime whereas the authority there and you know the is best at the APP it am in charge and do people do what I tell them. And after mentioning the word obedience one of the monks monastery tell you who he is but he was actually saying now because of my upbringing so have no way what I obey anybody and you know that's many of you feel that like that as well because you want your independence and your personal freedoms so. I told him this morning. I said okay. I order you not to obey me thought about how do I get out of that? What if you paid by order to justify if he disobeyed by order he'd have to obey we device? But that's audio visual. Joke was the point is the idea of obedience. And this actually a now mentioned the. The mark's name is actually. Father Bernard of the monetary nausea. He said in his monastery. And I'm GonNa expand upon what he said. Here is a very brilliant insight. Said this monastery. It is even in the benedict. You're not supposed to disobey your superiors post-debate Other and he explained what obedience truly is. He said like a mother who gets up in the middle of the night to comfort her child. He's obeying her child parent who works hard and goes to work so some money to educate and bring up. Their children is bearing their child. A person who cares about their partner is obeying their partner. This is another idea obedience and the CODA. It's like the language of love the language of care and to me that it just brought up what I began within this talk this evening. The idea that the border said don't obey a person obey the truth and the training. Let that be your teacher that that be authority and that opens up a very important part of what Buddhism truly is. It's the damn teeth. The truth of the moment should always be our teacher and we should be open to that in every moment. Mind understanding the truth at this moment and being a Bedia to the needs of this moment. Whether that's a beat to the fact that your body tells you you need arrest. You've been working too hard. It's the weekend and you're tired and the recent retreat which I gave North Perth as the auto retreats which I teach I try and make it the authority is you and I of off the first few days to listen to the truth of the body what it needs. And it's always the case that when people come from the busy world which which live and common to a nine day. So-called intensive retreat. The first thing they want to do is sleep and they they listen to their body and A to their body. Then that's what they do and it's a wonderful thing to have a retreat where you're not obedient to some teacher. Awesome Dogma at to the truth of this moment so many authors meditators what actually listen to their body and say look. I've been working so hard. I've been struggling with my family. I've been washing around. Because this is a native alive these days and they listened to their body and their body tells them I need sleep but many people are disobedient to their body. They think that they can somehow mastered and controlled and they say no. I'm going to push through. This is my meditation. I'm GonNa get invited when he got nine days. I can't wait anytime. Talk or that sort of controlling attitude is actually a fairly disobedience against the truth of your body and so people don't see they don't and they get very tight and tense and then I have to keep council at the time about why the meditation isn't working and people who do that not just being obedient to their body that being obedient to what we call dom the truth the reality of this moment. What they're doing is asking body. What you need and nobody is saying. I need to sleep. And you'll being beaten to those commands in the same way that I mentioned mother's obedient to the child when the child needs her and she goes into tens of that child when the dog comes up and wants to spend time with your beating to the dog because the dog needs so you spend a few moments with it in this case the dog. The child is your body and so offer not because we are disobedient to that body. We think that we are the authority. We are the pope. We are the person in charge of a lot of sickness and even premature death so often if we could only listen so what up body keeps telling us to rest sometimes to play sometimes just to relax sometimes just lay down and do nothing if it only be obedient to the demands of our body from time to time. I think that we would be far more healthy. I'm a great believer in the mindfulness. The awareness alertness which you put on your body with actually reveal many of the causes of the sicknesses which are driving our society into a lot of wasted resources a lot of wasted time and a lot of suffering and pain often think that the body keeps telling you that you're doing something wrong but because we're so busy we don't have time to listen to it and if we do listen to we say no. I've got no time now to us. No need to do something else. It is a disobedience the truth of your body sometimes your body just getting old and sometimes people even though they're getting old. Don't allow the age to actually to happen. And I always in. Denial disobedient to the aging of their body. Even monks to that one of Mark's recently many of you know who this is their thing about fifty and decided they were doing some work in their modestly. Entire decide to jump off a wall. They could do that when there were twenty or thirty. You can't do that when you're fifty. And he broke them bones in his foot. I was hobbling around for a year afterwards. Now that's actually being sensible so you know what your body is needing it's repelling your body rather being an obedient to it and when you understand the beatings you understand. It is like I love the concern a caring for this body which is trying so hard to that. You know what it needs trying so hard to get you to listen because of disobedience you get punished and that punishment obviously is illnesses and sicknesses still called innovation trip to Singapore visiting somebody in the Cancer Ward Singapore General Hospital. And it wasn't award it was a whole floor of Wat- afterward afterward after ward afterward. I Walk a Long Distance. And every those words for people with cancer and it really made of strong impression upon me how so many people are suffering from that disease and sometimes you ask why. Why is it so prevalent and I think a lot of times it because we are disobedient to our buddy buddy often tells us we're working too hard because that's what it told you this week. What have we done? Have we really been `obedient and cared? If you do you find that life becomes so.
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"Okay please welcome everybody to put his center here in Alabama and First of all let me say with full society how privileged. I feel to be invited to give this talk from the Gay Community of Western Australia. The guy that's been tried gender community on Buddhist ideas about homosexuality and is because then if he's here today but one of the leading members of the guy that's been transgender community in Perth. I think he comes here mostly on a Friday evening. I met him once. When I gave a talk at Mercy Hospital. He came into this and and what he said. Afterwards was one of those moments which really went right into my heart. Made me feel very sad because when he said that religion has been very cruel to the gay lesbian transgender community. Not Remember that say and North like crying afterwards. Religion should never be cool to anybody because will idea spirituality as far as I understand it. It's like giving peace harmony kindness above towards people of all genders an avon part of my life of mine especially the middle years of my life. When I first came over here I spent a lot of time going into the prisons of Western Australia and talking to murderers and rapists. And if you could allow people like that who've actually have this sort of love gay and lesbian transgenders who have done no harm to anybody whatsoever. So because of that. I'm very happy to have a crusade jihad against gender discrimination but obviously a nonviolent and today we're going to be talking a little bit about the Buddhist attitudes to homosexuality and other such issues and what is actually strike first of all my qualifications. I've been a month for thirty two years and well known as a teacher not just in Australia but in other countries as well but it's not just my training in meditation I've also done a lot of scholastic research especially my again early years as a mark when I learnt party which is the language of the Buddhist scriptures of our tradition party is like a dialect of Sanskrit so you can go back to the original sources and that you find out exactly what the Buddha said especially about homosexuality and what you find in. There was the studying silence in other words. It was not an issue for Buddhism Motto Avenue. It was you know everybody knows the Homosexuality transgender that there's been issues have not just suddenly appeared. There'd be part of all of our cultures from time immemorial and in India where Buddhism started there. Certainly there were mentioned. They're they're mentioned this. As a human beings like any other beings and not discriminated against any which way the only time in the ancient Buddhist scriptures which they were were really mentioned was when it came to ordaining as a monk now when I was invited to thing last year the gay pride a gay pride breakfast at Curtin University. I mentioned there that actually. I am more devious than any of you. I'm celibate and that's actually more devious than being gay lesbian. Transsexual in our society and because setup AC- I'm saying deviant because a lot of people don't accept sort of now the asexuality of Manco or not and interestingly in Thailand where I spent my first nine years as mark and Thailand accepts mistakes reality. There's no problem there at all part of the community. No discrimination whatsoever that if you saw that movie which was ladies. I remember what it was called in Thai about a gay. Is it basketball volleyball team volleyball team? Okay you saw it volleyball in Thailand. Who were so good thing? There wasn't some championship and that really sort of surprise people but they obviously they were really good and it did and I think a film was made after it's just to show the tolerance which was entirely then but the only time they put mentioned this was if a person becomes a mark obviously if they have sexual attraction to other men giving an all male community which is supposed to be selling but they can be a problem but my ministry. We've have some MAC. Sue have lived gay lifestyle. Thing is once you become a monk. Obviously you can't be sex reactive. That's the only difference and so in our monastic rules. Say Gay person can become a monk. Lesbian could become a non as long as I can suppress sexual urges to live a life of celibacy. And that's the only mentioned there in what is about any restrictions whatsoever about in the gay and lesbian community simply because it's just impractical to have sexual relationships if you're supposed to be celibate we do have a Separation there between the genders in monastic tradition. As you may know that we have a non modesty of wing kitschy gap marks monasteries over. Serpentine the reason we have a separation. There is because a lot of people think that monks nonsense. I live together when everyone goes home. Each others bits and the reason one of the jokes which I remember my father who was from Liverpool and this was about forty years ago he used to come on and say what fund is a monk. Have THE ANSWER. None because people think that we have to. If you're mark you already set up and so we have in the same place where people take what happens in the evenings but obviously if there's a person who is a gay lifestyle before they can become a month long as I can show themselves. They're not going to be sexually active when this celibate in the bush. Tradition if you are a mock you don't have to be among forever so any mark whether they are straighter with the Guy. If they find they cannot handle the celibacy too tough then leave this no problem there at all so just because you're not among forever. Your mind goes long as you find it useful rewarding so whatever vows you take a never for life because people change we allow that change to happen now mention that because that's the only thing which is talked about in Buddhism because it's not talked about there and because it's obviously that was mentioned knowledge of homosexuality it the best non-discrimination not even talking about it. Not Because of fear but it wasn't an issue anymore and reasons not an issue anymore and I think the reason why it never has been an issue in the poorest. Religion is because the way the put is is organized is without any hierarchy and. I think it's whenever there's a hierarchy and put in power then. That is usually the problems where people get into dogmatism. Power trips fear of pressure. And I think that's what many in the community have experienced over many many hundreds of years because when the Buddha died passed away before he passed away that people asked him said wants your passed away and got who will take over from you who will be the leader and one of the most amazing me anyway. Answers were no one will be the leader after me. Just let the truth. Be Your teacher from now on. What that meant was no hierarchy people. Try to establish hierarchies now again you know that. We have like a Deli Lama but he has no power. I ended up how which the Tibetan tradition actually give him out of respect but now he's not a leader. He's not a supreme. Pope or Patriarch Nikon because every tradition knows as last words of the Buddha Yukon establish lead a boss and the reason is is something fundamental other put said because the truth is not what you're told. The truth isn't my inbox or when leaders in some external authority in the very beginning the Buddha. There is a truth lies in every individual. Basically you know what's right? And what's wrong? Religious leader all their job is is to clear away. Any misconceptions so people can see the truth for themselves not to tell you what to believe but to show you how to trust yourselves and that empowerment of their spiritual traditions. I think is one of the wonderful things that we can offer to all people no matter what your gender preferences no matter what your race no matter. What you do is new powering of you to say. I'm not going to tell you what to do. I'm going to not. I'm not gonNa tell you what not to do but I'm going to help you if you want to find out how to understand how you feel. And what is something which will create happens for yourself and others because basic puts morality as a fascinating concept the ethics of Buddhism we do have precepts refer Border Security. Should we have five precepts? And the sexual precept is number three and it's just no sexual misconduct and sexual misconduct does not mean. You can't have anal sex oral sex or genital sex or whatever sexual. Misconduct is just so. You're not having a hurting the other person especially by breaking the trust of relationship by going having a sexual relationship with somebody else so the only part of the Buddhist furture further lay community is to make sure that you don't abuse the trust of your partner and if you do abused that trust by saving with someone else by having relationship with someone else then you do break your precepts. It is gender unspecific. And that's the basic precept. Another price basic precept is the second reward because underneath that is the principle which underlies put his furture. And help people understand. What's right and what's wrong? Which is never do anything which harms another human being. Never do anything which harms yourself a Lotta time. People think a set of rules but really they are exactly the same because what harms you harmed people who would offer you. What harms other people? It does harm you when you see. You're creating pain and I was straight before I was a monk. Now I'm setup have been fortunate since I've become a monk have many friends who are gay lesbian transgender and I really respect them. They taught me a lot. And that cuts. There's no harm you know harming anybody by being a gay person being straight person so basically for me. It's what's the big deal however whether you are stray or whether you're in a gay lifestyle the most important thing is to create hub so if you have a partner please care for them just as you to be cared for yourself and respecting your lifestyle. Is Betting my lifestyle respecting other people's lifestyle? I think it's very important to make a statement to give freedom to people to follow their lifestyle.
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"When you're happy you become outgoing. Depression sends you inwards into your own world adult world adult world and we really need. The people need other people more than anything. You don't seek them out. That's one of the problems research depression when you have that happiness then you can forge relationships happy people fends very easily. Happy can make those relationships so really. The first goal was people should have in. Life is their own in the happiness. Get Your Act together. Create that peace and happiness and is why many people come to sent this. They come to meditation. They learn things like put us because they make themselves happier and they become more successful and they become better husbands wives children. Parents it works. That's why people come here because they learn the art of happiness understanding that should be a main goal. Now how do we become happy? Such an easy thing to do. This is what we have. We've meditation. This is where we come back to. The goal which people think is a contradiction in terms. If you crave you reach your goals if you let go you talk to anything but actually the letting girl contentment. The pace simplicity is where you cultivate your inner happiness where you gain your energy a great thing contentment being still as if in that stillness. You're gathering the energies of your life of the universe into one spot putting it under the microscope. When you do that you concentrate the entities if your life is in stillness that people gain happiness in west they energy. This is one of the mistakes people make. They think to achieve great things in life. They have to work so hard and keep on going. That's not the case. We WORK IN ONE SOCIETY IN IF FISHING. Tely people in front of those computer screens. They're so tired they keep pressing the wrong buttons and keep making so many mistakes. The reason why they so many mistakes waste their harming other people's time because they shouldn't be working they should be resting having a cup of coffee going for Walker. Something five minutes investment in West says hours later too many people in today's world when they work sixty hours the last four or five hours of those completely a waste of time for him. All you have to fix up those mistakes again. This is a problem said of working so hard in one. Go take a break you take that break and afterwards go back to work again you are fresh and you can achieve much more. That's what I do. That's why it just before I came in here running around doing many many different jobs. I take a break. When I meditate and gives me the energy source back again so to be successful in life stillness creates energy crates that happiness and this is where is the lack of craving it? So rest you stop setting or you set the goal of not doing anything for a short while to re energize the happiness the source of success so the other goals you can achieve afterwards is how you reach those goals is. What's most important for those of you? Who are going for the greatest goal of all enlightenment. Enlightenment many people say they want to be lined but they haven't got a clue what enlightenment is. I said that's like going on a bus because they were Buddhist is actually a story which is in the latest book which is now out in a put. A Society of Western Australia advertisement over there. How SPARE CHAPTER ABOUT ENLIGHTENMENT? It's actually what it is. And how city is that many people. If you're Buddhist you say yes. I'm a Buddhist. I believe in Nevada Nevada. I'm GONNA clue but I believe it is like getting on a pass. Not Knowing whether destination is not going to really want to become enlightened now the whole points of that type of goal is set according it might peace freedom stillness the end of all suffering towards those types of goals. It gives it meaning. They say if you are going to set a golf yourself which would be a meaningful go. Many the maximum honesty and they visitors many of them have come especially visitors. Come to my monastery to learn the deep meditations we called Jarvis. He's a stages of this couple of years ago this guy came all the way over from the US. He came there because he knew my reputation as teaching these very meditations. He always wanted to this out and get these ecstasy states and he was his spy by my teachers. It came all that way to learn. Jonah's the demonization stays. As soon as he arrived he gave a donation to the monastery by the end of the retreat. He still hadn't gave the Jonah so he did actually are the money back to give it back because he knows Buddhist society. Okay he can give if you want. If you don't want to get it back again. We sort of now. We'RE NOT DUNK. Clinging trouble got his money back afterwards. Anyway so what? A stupid thing is to have those types of goals so if you imitator telling people this shit to own aim for. Jonah's aim for peace. Get a proper goal Janis done. What are your aim for? Some of you don't know you're shooting an hour. We don't know where the target is could have experienced it before. So don't aim for the China's aim for peace. You understand what that is is a goal it has meaning for you which you can recognize like a person who believes. I want to go to heaven. You want to go to Heaven Heaven. Do you really want to eat and pro-zia that's apparently when I was a kid that's apparently what I heard what I went to a Christian churches rosy for breakfast for lunch and rosy for dinner after a couple of centuries is sick to the teeth in pro-zia in my head and you get fish and chips rather people say terrible now. Having said that fish and chips I carry and vice. Whatever but do you really want to go to those places so Santa's we aim for places? We don't know what we're aiming for but piece we know what that is. Get SOME IDEA. And this is actually where we set goals in the spiritual life which are number one attainable. You understand what they are. How do we get a little bit of peace? You get a reward. We go the next step on a journey. The incremental gradual path toward steepen deepest status of peacefulness contentment. And feed them. One of the reasons. Why for the how many years whenever I teach meditation here? I always ask you how you feel afterwards. This is a time when you come closest to the meaning of pace and freedom you feel it. That's so important. You've reached the goal. You understood it. Gets you the idea? The incentives means to go to the next step deeper state of peace more wide said SA- freedom said of the meaning of life a deepening of insight. As you go on this journey incremental one after the other you find to go to. The next stage of peace was necessary. He's a little bit more of letting have you disappear. Disappearing the will the controller. The doer vanishing. It's as if to get to those deeper goals. You have to abandon all goal setting and just be and be still and just how things to go. According to a natural process you still setting goals here but the deepest goal of all stillness of not doing does it all similarly from the time of the Buddha. He said the difference between being enlightened and not enlightened like a person who stands on one side of a great expanse of water like a great river on the other side is Indictment Freedom Safety. We have to cross that stream cross that river. Cross that body of water that was the oldest similarly of the path towards enlightenment and that river so wide and they've ever is writing so fast then you can either way job swim across that you just get caught in. The current round is such a strong stream. And that's why didn't many people find it hard to find the deeper meanings of life. The peace freedom so liberations. Enlightment is too far for you to cross all your attachments all of your little vices. You have all of your the two things you enjoy your attachments and cravings. How can I ever cross great stream? What actually happens and you see this. In the pot to meditate you understand what that stream is which you have to cross the stream of craving of wanting of doing things of setting goals the unattainable goals especially and you find that. There's no way you can swim quest that there's another way. This is the way I was teaching in the last retreat last few months in the other ways you realize where the source of that great body of water is the stream the source the spring. You turn that off. It's not as if you need to cross the water. The stream dries up and dries up until this no water left between you and that far shore the river of craving stops and dried. And then there's a difference between this and the faster that we've separated you from. Enlightenment has now gone this stream of craving so very beautiful similar because not only does it show you what enlightenment is it shows you how to get there. And the incremental path that goes repelled. It'll be simple in your life and you get more happiness. You don't need much to be placed out on the Cotonou Day at our modest rewards. Have an open day and many of you have already seen my mansion my Abbas dwelling where I hang out where I sleep meditate where I live and if any of you to go and see that it is a cave this about two and a half or three meters long enough to lay downing. And it's one of those simple words you could ever imagine sunny just a bit bigger than the dog. Kennel and that's where I live. So you don't need much to be happy..
Wasp Nests Help Date Aboriginal Art
"This is scientific American sixty seconds science. I'm Suzanne barred thousands of years ago in. What's now the Kimberley region of Western Australia? Aboriginal artists created elaborate. Rock paintings. Much of the artwork still exists today. If you're walking beside the rivers and creeks and Carbon Scotland to rock shelters there are thousands of rock thoughts University of Melbourne geochronologist. Damian finch the oldest paintings depict plants and animals but later works. Show human figures in ceremonial attire and ornate headdresses and then around the arms and the elbows and the knees decorations and sometimes I'll be holding a clutch of boomerangs and very often the very finely executed using loan and Elliott looking for strikes the human centered paintings represent. What's known as the GWEON style? How old the artwork is has remained a mystery however that's because the typical method for estimating the age of ancient objects radiocarbon dating relies on the presence of organic carbon but the artists used ochre pigments. That had no organic carbon. There is nothing organic that we can apply Cobb indicting too so the anything that we can do is look for stuff. That's either been constructed on top of or underneath the paintings. That's where mud wasps come in. The insects often incorporated organic matter into their nests which they built on the same rock faces where artists painted. The artists would sometimes paint right on top of old this finishing his colleagues were thus able to date the artwork by sampling. The remains of those nests. If it was I've at the top of the painting tells us the painting has to be older than that nist was underneath pine. The painting must be younger than age that we determined that nest and in that way we can help to build up an idea of when these bindings created the analysis revealed that most of the gweon style painting sampled were about twelve thousand years old so now we can place that in the context of all the other archaeological environmental information that we've got the Kimberley region at that time. The study in the journal Science advances. The results provide support for the hypothesis. That aboriginal artists may have switched from painting. Plants and animals depicting humans in ceremonial dress around twelve thousand years ago in response to the ecological changes in rapidly. Rising sea levels as the last ice age ended finches now working out the age of other styles of Aboriginal Rock Art with a little help from materials that ancient insects once called home. Thanks for listening. For Scientific Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Suzanne