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Kiwi Rendezvous in Hong Kong

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Kiwi Rendezvous in Hong Kong

Postby mikenz66 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:13 am

Despite living in Hong Kong for most of 2007, I never managed to catch up with fellow countryman Shi Huifeng (Paññāsikhara), but last week I had the opportunity to invite him over for coffee and a chat during a fleeting visit.

It's always great to meet Dhamma friends in person and the unfortunately too short chat and the surprise gift of Richard Gombrich's new book What the Buddha Thought was very welcome. Unfortunately it was hard to stay awake long enough on the flights home to read much of it (not Gombrich's fault!).

Mike

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Re: Kiwi Rendezvous in Hong Kong

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:16 am

What a great photo!
Thank you Mike for sharing!
Great to "See" you again, Bhante!
metta

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- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Kiwi Rendezvous in Hong Kong

Postby Paññāsikhara » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:20 am

Thanks for posting the photo, Mike! Mike is a very smiley kind of a guy, much more than me! :tongue:

Yes, we met up in the concourse at Hong Kong City University, over coffee.
The whole campus is almost like it is situated in one building, and the concourse looks a lot like an educational shopping mall.

Always much better to meet in person than these funny little wordy things on a screen.
I imagine that the equivalent of our 90 minutes there would probably take a month of posts around here, and involve 10 times the confusion.

Anyone else in Hong Kong? Please drop me a line.
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Re: Kiwi Rendezvous in Hong Kong

Postby zavk » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:20 am

Nice one, Mike and Ven.!
With metta,
zavk

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Re: Kiwi Rendezvous in Hong Kong

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:27 am

:twothumbsup:

(that's one thumb for each of you, by the way!)

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Kiwi Rendezvous in Hong Kong

Postby cooran » Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:21 am

Nice photo.

Glad you got together. :smile: Nothing better than good friends in the Dhamma! :group:

Would both of you pass the "Real Kiwi Test"?
http://stason.org/TULARC/travel/new-zea ... -Test.html

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Re: Kiwi Rendezvous in Hong Kong

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:40 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Kiwi Rendezvous in Hong Kong

Postby Ben » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:17 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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