Dear Yogis..

Just a reminder.

Saturday afternoon ZOOM class at 2pm and the Sunday Gita at 10am.


I am sure you all know the channellers of Abraham – Esther and Jerry Hicks.  (Jerry of course has passed over).  They did quite a few programs on the idea of being IN THE VORTEX.  If you are in the VORTEX, that place where intention and belief and “doing-ness” all meet up and you operate effortlessly doing what you were meant to do –  you can just feel it.  That super-happiness that comes when you realise the universe is open for you.   I had one of those days yesterday – no matter where I went,  I was meant to be there..

At Bunnings I got the last one of the items I went there for, at the grocery store the exact items in the quantities I wanted were there bagged and ready.  I did want a yellow sharps disposal container..I had searched on line,  but in Victoria it seems there is none to be had..  At Bunnings I was directed to Chemist Warehouse – result, none, but the Chemist there did spend time with me, (not just dismiss me), he gave me aa few ideas.  I think I got the last one in Victoria, certainly in Woodend,  hidden behind other things in a store cupboard….The staff were bewildered but searched because I asked…. and voila, a result.   Thanks guys.

This had taken more time than I thought,  so for the first time in about 4 months I went to Chambers for a coffee and met three clients who have been absent since covid who had been wanting to meet me, and I made contact with a new tattoo client.  I had missed lunch and was thinking about it when the owner of the shop came over with a beautiful bagged muffin for me to take home.. a gift (one of their muffins last 2 days for me!).  It went on and on like this for the rest of my time in Woodend.  I even was able to purchase a tiny, tiny Gita (4″ x 4″) printed by the Indian Gita Press I have been looking for for a long time – they just happened to have one at Woodend Books – how unlikely is that!

These synchronicities can happen if you are operating from inside the vortex.  There are no questions about what you should be doing or where you should be going.  It is all perfectly obvious – Just walk forward and everything is waiting for you.  However, in order to walk forward you do need to have a clue where you are going,  faith that God has got you, and you need to give thanks when these wonderful things work out for you.  As the Buddha Said – “do what you can with what you have, where you are”,  and then move forward….



Every little thing was just for me.  Even the radio.  As I was driving home there was an interview with my friend Tenzin Choegyal, who has stayed here and entertained us over a number of visits.   Totally untrained in the Western sense, he learned his craft starting when he was a child in Tibet and in India.  Music, sound, chanting was always his highest pleasure.  He is now HH The Dalai Lama’s personal musician and plays at most of his gigs, has collaborated with Phillip Glass, and many other notable International musicians (and recently won a Grammy)….  This May,  Tenzin is heading up the FESTIVAL OF TIBET in Brisbane. He is the founder and every year it gets bigger and better.    There will be an opening concert, and then about 10 days of on-line programs, including a short introduction by the HH the Dalai Lama .  If you live in Brisbane, please attend.  Tenzin’s voice  and playing is unbelievable (he even has his own hand made “guitar”)

13th FESTIVAL of TIBET, 24th April – 4th May 2021
Proceeds go to the Tibetan Children’s Village, India.
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” – HH the 14th Dalai Lama
Presented by Tenzin Choegyal with Perfect Potion

The Festival of Tibet 2021 will start with a special in person concert ‘Prayers for Peace – Brisbane Sings for Tibet’ at Brisbane Powerhouse Arts on 24 April and will be followed by ten day online virtual program of events through stories, panel discussions, music, poetry, workshops and films, and will focus impact of  Climate Change in Tibet and ongoing plight of Tibetans.

All funds raised will be donated to the Tibetan Children’s Village, India to support the education of Tibetan refugee children.

On the radio program I was listening to (Radio National),   Tenzin was speaking of his love of the TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD.  Not “The Book of Living and Dying” which is a very Westernised Translation.  Tenzin is of course fluent in the Tibetan language and has translated several parts of the original book which he has set to music in his CD,  “MEDITATIONS ON THE BARDO”.  Please listen to it if you have not already done so.  I also am very fond of his previous CD on The HEART SUTRA, which he sang to a class here in the studio and nearly lifted the roof off… it was amazing.  It was interesting to learn that Tenzin reads the Bardo every day, as it is a guide to help us become unattached, a guide to this life preparing for death.  Not just for when you are actually in death.  No time to loose.

The Bardo Thodol (Tibetan: བར་དོ་ཐོས་གྲོལ, “Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State”), commonly known in the West as The Tibetan Book of the Dead, is a text from a larger corpus of teachings, the Profound Dharma of Self-Liberation.

I look forward to your comments on this book.  Please find a copy and start reading – don’t wait, don’t leave it for later – we are all dying.  Like The Gita,  it is a lifetime’s worth of inspiration and profound teachings.