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Happy Birthday Ben ! ! ! - Dhamma Wheel

Happy Birthday Ben ! ! !

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Happy Birthday Ben ! ! !

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue May 10, 2011 2:08 am

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Postby mikenz66 » Tue May 10, 2011 2:19 am

Hmm, perhaps with his current job Ben has to bake his own cake... :stirthepot:

Happy Birthday Ben!

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Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 10, 2011 2:36 am

Happy birthday Ben.

Metta,
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Postby alan » Tue May 10, 2011 2:44 am

Best wishes on your birthday Ben.

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Postby Monkey Mind » Tue May 10, 2011 2:47 am

Best wishes for your birthday, and a prosperous year of practice to follow. :group:
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

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Postby zavk » Tue May 10, 2011 3:04 am

Happy Birthday and thanks again for your work here.
With metta,
zavk

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Postby octathlon » Tue May 10, 2011 3:14 am

Happy Birthday, Ben!
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Postby Reductor » Tue May 10, 2011 3:35 am

Fantastic! Another year of being a good chap.

Here's to another! :clap:

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Postby Nibbida » Tue May 10, 2011 3:39 am

Happy Birthday Ben.

But um, I'm a little concerned with what's happening on the left side of that cake. It looks like that knife was used to decapitate the Pillsbury Dough Boy.

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Postby Kim OHara » Tue May 10, 2011 5:35 am

:woohoo:
Have a great day, Ben, and a great year to follow it.
:toast:
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Postby Ben » Tue May 10, 2011 5:44 am

Thank you all!
Its been a very busy day. I finished off the lasagne I made for 60 people which 21 teenagers and five staff had today for lunch. It took ages getting the bechemel sauce right and I had to dash into Launceston yesterday to get some additional ingredients.

I also baked two cakes this morning to share with staff and students tonight - though haven't iced them yet...

Just getting organised for tonight's 'masterchef' challenge.
The 13-year olds are goign to be working in pairs preparing their own dinner according to recipes I've selected on their little trangier stoves. And I get to judge.
The recipe options are:
- spaghetti bolognaise (meat or veg option)
- chilli con carne with quinoa (meat and veg option)
- massaman beef curry (chicken option avail)
-green vegie and tofu curry (also a chicken option)
- green lentil, potato and lemon soup
Stir-fried beef and vegies with udon noodles

I'm also going to be visited tonight by my wife and kids who will join us all for dinner. I've saved them some of today's lasagne which will save me from cooking an additional meal.
Thanks again for your kind thoughts!

Ben
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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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Postby christopher::: » Tue May 10, 2011 6:08 am

jeeeeez Ben, you're making me hungry....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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Re: Happy Birthday Ben ! ! !

Postby tiltbillings » Tue May 10, 2011 6:14 am

On your way to your dotage. May this milestone marker day be a good one.

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Postby Modus.Ponens » Tue May 10, 2011 6:46 am

Happy Birthday!. Be happy :smile:
He turns his mind away from those phenomena, and having done so, inclines his mind to the property of deathlessness: 'This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding.'
(Jhana Sutta - Thanissaro Bhikkhu translation)

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Postby cooran » Tue May 10, 2011 6:52 am

Happy Birthday Ben!

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Postby Khalil Bodhi » Tue May 10, 2011 9:02 am

Happy Birthday Ben! May you meet with every success!
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Postby Stiphan » Tue May 10, 2011 9:10 am

Happy birthday Ben!

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Happy Birthday Ben !

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