Sunday, May 29, 2016

talk at Beaches Sangha Thursday June 2

inside pohutakawa

I will be giving a talk entitled "Haiku - Writing Zen" to the Beaches Sangha on Thursday June 2nd. They meet on the northern beaches of Sydney at the aptly named Oxford Falls Peace Park, Oxford Falls. This is on the corner of Dreadnought Rd and the Wakehurst Parkway, and there is an old school-house there. Oxford Falls is west of Dee Why and east of Belrose. Be there at 7 pm for a 7:10pm start with meditation. 

I was in New Zealand in the Auckland region recently, admiring pohutakawa trees. 

tree power
grabs the cliff and makes of it
leaves and branches
outside pohutakawa

You'll find my haiku on sound in the latest "mind moon circle", journal of the Sydney Zen Centre. It's called "They're calling us - sounds of the world in haiku".

I've just led a walk for the Blue Mountains Conservation Society to Ironpot Ridge, near Green Gully. The reccie took my buddy Warwick and I down Ironmonger Spur and up Breakfast creek, which was almost completely dry.

He said, "No birds; no rustling in the bushes; no nothing except bushwalking". 

 See F'Book BMCS Longer Bushwalks for a full report and photos. 

Casuarina cunninghamiana (river oak)