Thankyou to Justin Lowe for publishing my poem The Teachings of the Buddha on his bluepepper website. While this is its first publication, I actually wrote this one when we journeyed to northern India and Bhutan soon after the terrible tsunami in 2004. While Lyn had gone off to visit a Buddhist convent I stayed in bed and woke late morning in a delirium induced by fever and the very high altitude. The only thing at hand to read was the Buddhist equivalent of the Gideon’s Bible, and the quote and strange experience are described in the poem as they happened. We wrote an account of our Bhutan travels for the South Australian Geographer journal as “Magical Land of the Thunder Dragon” and it was later also published on the Australian Reader website.