Friday, July 03, 2009

Life and Las Vegas

All you needs a strong heart and a nerve of steel
Viva las vegas, viva las vegas

-- Elvis Presley


Well, Elvis is right about one thing; enough about death. Time to live. I've got a place, of sorts, for the rains, and it happens to be a condominium in an upscale neighbourhood in Las Vegas or, "The Meadows", to which its charming name translates.

I've heard it said that Las Vegas is better known as "Sin City", and this is often cited as a reason against moving there. Personally, I don't see the difference, as I hold fast to the notion that a monk has left society by very definition. My condo might as well be a cave in a rainforest. And anyway, it's quite far from "the strip". Here's the location in google maps:


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I've got this idea to hold meditation sessions on the weekends, but otherwise it should be a quiet three months, just me and Patrick.

Until the 6th, I'm at Wat Thai of Los Angeles, walking for alms as usual to the restaurant down the block.