Brother Joe

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I'm creating practical information on the Buddha's Teaching and Permaculture.

My journey with the Buddha's teaching started in 1986 in Melbourne. I became a monk the first time, towards the end of that year. I initially followed Buddhism with blind faith in the monks/teachers, but then got a strong message from the Buddha via the Early Buddhist Texts, to not simply believe, but to test in experience, then believe or not and to make a thorough investigation. I stopped the role of celibate monk for 15 years and got over various levels of culture shock, which are indicated by the various adjectives I used to describe myself: Thai Mahanikaya Theravada Buddhist Monk. Now I call myself a Zen, or secular monk. Now I write and publish my work freely online. My first book has an excellent foreword by the Dalai Lama. My second shorter book (booklet?) may be called Buddha vs Buddhism, for short.

See this link for my work:
https://independentresearcher.academia.edu/Brother...

Long stays in Asia for study and meditation effected my health, as with many westerners and now I cannot work a normal job. I have: 1. post-viral fatigue (Chronic Fatigue) from Dengue, Ross River and Glandular fevers, 2. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and 3. GERD, Gastroesophageal reflux disease.

My first Permaculture Design Certificate was a residential 2 week course in 1994, then I redid it in 2013 with Geoff Lawton online. I try to live sustainably, grow some of my own food, have honey bees and native bees and help others do the same. I give free honey and native bee workshops each month and participate in the yearly Sustainable House Day (SHD), a free national educational event as well as other community volunteer work. I am off grid regarding water and would like to get off grid regarding electricity. Once I have those skills, I'd like to travel in winter, WWOOFing or CouchSurfing to help others live sustainably. I've studied Permaculture and have been a WWOOFer host.

See these links for my blog and SHD profile:
https://dhammadarsanews.wordpress.com/
https://sustainablehouseday.com/house/bro-joes-spa...

best wishes
Hi all

I'm creating practical information on the Buddha's Teaching and Permaculture.

My journey with the Buddha's teaching started in 1986 in Melbourne. I became a monk the first time, towards the end of that year. I initially followed Buddhism with blind faith in the monks/teachers, but then got a strong message from the Buddha via the Early Buddhist Texts, to not simply believe, but to test in experience, then believe or not and to make a thorough investigation. I stopped the role of celibate monk for 15 years and got over various levels of culture shock, which are indicated by the various adjectives I used to describe myself: Thai Mahanikaya Theravada Buddhist Monk. Now I call myself a Zen, or secular monk. Now I write and publish my work freely online. My first book has an excellent foreword by the Dalai Lama. My second shorter book (booklet?) may be called Buddha vs Buddhism, for short.

See this link for my work:
https://independentresearcher.academia.edu/Brother...

Long stays in Asia for study and meditation effected my health, as with many westerners and now I cannot work a normal job. I have: 1. post-viral fatigue (Chronic Fatigue) from Dengue, Ross River and Glandular fevers, 2. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and 3. GERD, Gastroesophageal reflux disease.

My first Permaculture Design Certificate was a residential 2 week course in 1994, then I redid it in 2013 with Geoff Lawton online. I try to live sustainably, grow some of my own food, have honey bees and native bees and help others do the same. I give free honey and native bee workshops each month and participate in the yearly Sustainable House Day (SHD), a free national educational event as well as other community volunteer work. I am off grid regarding water and would like to get off grid regarding electricity. Once I have those skills, I'd like to travel in winter, WWOOFing or CouchSurfing to help others live sustainably. I've studied Permaculture and have been a WWOOFer host.

See these links for my blog and SHD profile:
https://dhammadarsanews.wordpress.com/
https://sustainablehouseday.com/house/bro-joes-spa...

best wishes

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