Thursday, October 12, 2006
Life in the Office
Here's a little taste of what it's like working in the office at Tiratanaloka. I've just come back from a few days visiting my mum in Ireland so there is a bit to catch up on. Today I've been replying to a few phone messages, booking people on to some of our 2007 retreats, sending information out to women who have recently asked for ordination (78 so far this year!) and replying to lots of emails. It's amazing how quickly time passes. On a more personal note, I've been starting to think about the new year retreat on the Four Mind Turnings. There's a good bit about these reflections in Reginald Ray's book on Tibetan Buddhism 'Indestructible Truth'. Living at Tiratanaloka is such a mix of things - practical work, planning retreats and being on retreat. All have a very different rhythm to them and it's almost impossible to say what a typical week is like.