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The Meanderings of the Wheel of Dhamma

There's no tomorrow,  No yesterday,  No reason for sorrow Or need to say, This thing I remember, 'For that I pray.' There's only today.  - Ananda Pereira, Wheel publication #24/25 The Meanderings of the Wheel of Dhamma - and other such titles - were discovered in a beautiful buddhist book shop in the centre of ...

A chewable curio: The Sri Lankan Betel Leaf

Discovered at a train station cafe in central Sri Lanka.  Betel juice, betel juice, betel juice; is what you will get after chewing on this little curio. You may have also seen people around Asia in passing with bright red stained teeth after indulging in this leafy hardcore version of gum. A tradition that is rumoured to ...

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) was ticking all the boxes for a perfect get away; endless pristine beaches, an abundance of tropical landscapes, fascinating wildlife, generous food portions, and ancient Buddhist cities including the 5th-century citadel Sigiriya. Arriving in Colombo airport, withdrawing cash (locked ...