Ten years on, Golden Buddha Beach has changed a lot and not changed at all. Most of the original homeowners returned for the anniversary; the resort is once again lush and green and beautiful, and now has 24-hour electricity (!). Other, less luxurious, resorts have opened on the beach nearby, creating more options for food and friendship.
I was asked to do a bit of media in relation to the anniversary. Here are some of the results!
The Age ten year anniversary
Channel 7 ten year anniversary
The situation in Japan is too terrible to contemplate. The people affected have all had their lives changed profoundly. Water, at its most powerful, is the most destructive (and creative) force on the planet. Most of us many hundreds of thousands of kilometres away can only weep from a distance. I know only too well how devestating the impact of such an event can be, so please be compassionate, non-judgemental and supportive of everyone involved. Be gentle with yourself and others. Life is a gift, if you have it please make sure you are using it to give to yourself and others.