On a game-viewing vehicle at Stanley & Livingstone Reserve looking out for wildlife Mindful Safari for 2023 has come to an end - and as always, Koala and I come away from the experience feeling extremely fortunate about the extraordinary experiences we shared, uplifted by the special connections we made with people from around the world, somewhat exhausted from all the organising – and eager to return to this uniquely beautiful part of Africa.
I am new to your Substack although I have read two of your DLC books and found them soulful and sweet. These pictures and descriptions were a great trip themselves. I’m unable to consider something this strenuous in person, but I enjoyed it vicariously. It is a gift to even hear about a guru or a lama in one’s lifetime and I have been blessed with some amazing encounters with both. Thank you for sharing.
In the West, we truly (nearly) always look up, and often away, from what is happening to others, in other places and those less fortunate than ourselves. Rather than think thank goodness, now let's carry on, it is surely a cue to say that, yes, I am grateful, and now how can I help them be equally as lucky or onto the road to success?
It is wonderful to see that small acts, like single drops in the ocean, make a huge difference when combined. Often, it takes only a little, too, to make a huge impact. A little kindness/compassion, a little bit of money, education, or even food can be life-changing or saving to all sentient beings.
Seeing it in action is so heartwarming. Thank you, David, for leading by gentle example.🙏💙🐈🧩
Thank you, David. Your posts, almost alone in my inbox, give me a felt appreciation for happiness and the true causes of happiness...reverence, gratitude, generosity, inner calm. Now I'm filled with a sunrise over a wide river. Thanks. Kathy
Great reading about the safari and seeing the fotos, also seeing how the safaris help local people, you are an inspiration to never give up caring.
I am so excited to be going on the next Mindful Safari in July. I love your photos and descriptions. The experience appears so rich on every level imaginable. A dear friend is joining me on this adventure. And I know the group who will be with us will be amazingly diverse and like-minded. Thank you for putting your love of Zimbabwe into this wonderful experience.
Thank you for taking us to Africa!
Everything about you and your writing seems mindful…
I can’t tell you in enough words how you have inspired me!
Thank you. Thank you Thank you !… Bowing🙏💟 Adrienne
Wonderful post and pictures. We don’t know how lucky (or unlucky) we are.
Oh so beautiful
A lovely reminder of the Zimbabwe I knew and loved as a child growing up.
Thank you so much David, for sharing your wonderful images and experiences with us
Beautiful, David! I loved seeing your gorgeous photos, too — they brought back happy memories of my time in this precious part of the planet. Thank you!
I’m trying real hard to feel sympathetic joy but I’m afraid what I am feeling is envy!! :) The Mindful Safari sounds absolutely wonderful!!
I am still assimilating all the wonderful moments on my Mindful Safari this August. The setting, the lodges, the lodge staff, the food....all extraordinary. With David's guideance I was able to find a meditation technique that has totally up-leveled my time on the cushion. I look forward to each day's meditation session now! David is so masterful in his understanding of Buddhist principles and his ability to convey it in understandable terms is amazing. Everyone on the trip was delightful. I would definitely do a repeat. 🙏
Thanks for sharing what it feels like to be on mindful safari with you. 💜🙏🧘♀️
... my Saturday morning magical mindful reading❣️🙏
On Mindful Safari
I can’t find a better way to say thank you. Your emails are a wonderful way to connect with the Mindful Safari, to me. I love the animal photos, and the school kids, and the group of girls dancing, is wonderful the way you help others.
Thank you so much for sharing those experiences.
Have a safe return to Australia.
Thank you, David. I will join you one day to enjoy a mindfulness safari together.
10 note books & 10 pencils or 10 of anything is really nothing to children in our school system but hugely important to those deprived children. What lovely offering & so simple. Delighted all went well & the wildlife of Africa still amazing to see before your very eyes.