Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Gascoyne River comes to life

Lonely Planet called for submissions of travel writing to its annual anthology and Carmen and I had a go at putting together long articles for entry. Unfortunately, we weren’t selected – but it’d be a shame to waste all that work, so here’s my entry, about the Gascoyne River and the WA wilderness. (Carmen’s will […]

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Meditation in Japan

Travel sketch: Zen meditation in Japan

Meditation in Japan, led by a well known guru: “Breathe in. Then breathe out. Make your outward breath longer than the inward. This way, your body’s parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems will balance each other and you will relax.” Rev Taka Kawakami is a Zen Buddhist monk who is a leading advocate for mindfulness. He’s […]

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