Monday, August 18, 2014

one thousand steps

Today YouTube says 1000 video uploads. Just goes to show what you can do if you put your mind to it, hey?

YouTube also tells me interesting things about the people watching my videos; like that approximately 4,500 views occur on any given day, or that on August 8th and 9th over 20,000 people watched the first How To Meditate video, thanks to a site called http://thespiritscience.net/, which I assume linked to it.

More good news, our Indiegogo project is still attracting support; I think we're going to go over the second 108 total as well. Way to go everyone; the rains robe offering is a great thing for supporting Buddhism and the meditation practice.

Our treasurer booked me a flight to Bangkok for October 24th, returning December 21st. I'll be heading to Chiang Mai pretty soon after my arrival, then in November we'll offer the robes early in the month, after which I should hopefully be heading to the mountains of Mae Hong Son.

Me and the head monk here have made preliminary inquiries in to heading back to school part time in January; we visiting the McMaster campus and it really is an encouraging feeling to be back amongst such wasted potential. Okay, tongue back out of cheek, the university environment has always felt like a great way to cultivate a meditation community in this part of the world. On top of that, who knows, maybe I'll learn something.

Otherwise, not much to report; a quiet rains, a cool summer in Canada. Oh, I'm almost able confirm that I'll be in Vancouver late September for a weekend, 25th to 28th. Will confirm once I have transportation confirmed.

Be well.