Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November
This weekend is a wonderful way to learn about the land surrounding our property and connect with sangha members. Experienced bushwalker and sangha member, Diana Levy will be leading the walk.
On Saturday there will be medium grade walk into Yengo National park from our bush zendo, Kodoji. We will explore Gorricks creek in the direction of the waterhole, and our property on the other side of the creek. On Sunday there will be a short walk up Jack’s Track to a lookout over the valley.
It’s essential you drive up to Gorricks on Friday night so the walking group can leave for the walk early on Saturday morning. It also means you can have a relaxing evening with friends before the walk. We will leave Kodoji on Sunday after lunch. Please bring enough food to share for 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches. There are a limited number of beds upstairs in the cottage, and mattresses to put on the verandah or in the dojo. Bring a tent if you want your own sleeping space.
If you are interested in joining us please contact Diana: firstname.lastname@example.org
Walking around the valley has its challenges. However, the hard work is often worth the effort. There are great views, and we get to explore the mysterious country that is beyond the trees and ridges that we look upon when sitting mindfully gazing up during our sesshins. This is a chance to become intimate with the Turpentines, Bloodwoods, Angophoras and the ancient sandstone laid down more than 200 million years ago. So a few things to think about for those who might want explore some of the wilderness around Kodoji with its little hidden treasures….
Your walking gear should include sturdy footwear, clothing that suits the weather, hat, small backpack, sufficient water to keep you going throughout the day. Aim for 2 litres. Some high energy goodies to eat and share. Chocolate brownies are always welcome. And we’ll each take a packed lunch – sandwich and fruit, or whatever you like to eat. It’s important to bring a sense of humour for when you find yourself entangled in a lawyer vine, or have become best buddies with a leech, or slipped over on your bum for the tenth time. You may want to bring a camera, or a pad to write or sketch.
If there are fires or floods in the area, the weekend will be cancelled.