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Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby zavk » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:51 am

Hi friends

I was in Christchurch, New Zealand over the weekend and caught up with Mike (mikenz66). He was very generous with his time, showing me around the place and also the Thai temple that he frequents. Many thanks Mike!

Here are some photos.

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The Thais venerate Guanyin too.

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An interesting illustration I saw.

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The beauty of the New Zealand landscape is impossible to capture on the camera.... it's like, well, Middle Earth! :tongue:

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With metta,
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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:10 am

Thanks for joining us zavk,

I hope the next time you can stay a little longer...

Metta
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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby Dugu » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:24 am

You guys are so lucky to live in New Zealand. It has to be the most beautiful Country I have ever seen. I would love to retire there but I doubt it will happen. :tongue:

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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:16 am

It really is beautiful, Dugu.
Breathtakingly so.
Thanks Ed for sharing those photos. The wat looks magnificent.
Great to 'see you' again Mike!
One of these days I'll make it to the South Island when we're over visiting my father-in-law.
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Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby PeterB » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:24 am

Very nice. What a lovely Wat, so simple and fresh looking. Whose is the rupa of the Ajahn ?

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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

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With metta,
zavk

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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby PeterB » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:47 am

Ah yes, thank you Zavk.

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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby Paññāsikhara » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:14 am

Are those hill shots of the two of you looking out back over the Port Hills to Lyttleton harbour?
I can't think of too many other places in Canterbury where they actually have hills, and water. :P
Or is it down in Otago somewhere? Oamaru?
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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby mikenz66 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:43 am

Yes, it's on the hills betwen Christchurch and Lyttleton harbour...
Perhaps about here...
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source= ... 8&t=h&z=13
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source= ... 1,,0,13.28

Here's the Wat, but the Satellite photo needs updating...
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source= ... 4&t=h&z=18
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source= ... .9,,0,5.91

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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:10 pm

Beautiful photos! Thanks.
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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby Ben » Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:50 pm

Hi Mike
Please excuse my ignorance but what are all the floaties in the pool?
metta

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“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: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Re: Hanging out with Mike in Christchurch, New Zealand

Postby zavk » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:19 pm

The illustration is really only a small part of a wider series of words and drawings. I saw it in the little shelter thingy behind the Guanyin rupa, Mike--if you look at the photo above, it is in the shelter with the sign that says 'Bus Stop, Keep Clear'. :) Perhaps, you could check it out the next time you are at the Wat and let us know what the entire thing actually says.
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