"I read an article related to Trump how at the bitter end of the US civil war a new class of politicians appeared who were beyond ruthless, lacked any sense of caring and without any sense of honour or obligation to convention or legality fully…"
"While science and Buddhism have had many places of accord this seems a very new place for science based enquiry to engage with consciousness; let alone the experience of death. I am quite elated to see this as it will open new pathways to those many…"
"I have been very much drawn to reading and attending conferences around recent understandings of science in relation to consciousness and notiobs of other power. I am currently a third of the way through a recent book ' Beyond Biocentrism'…"
"I am reading a book..."against the fascist creep" by Akexander Reid Ross. It studies this subject from its earliest named time around the beginning if the 20th century right through to Trump and Brexit.
The author holds me in domething of…"
"I am just back from my first Buddhist service in too long a time and having brought back a strong feeling of gentleness and acceptance I was very pleased to find this post.
A few hundred local folk assembled at the Wat at 6.30 this morning to feed…"
"I have been increasingly drawn to the view Mat... I'm not ok, you're not ok and its not ok. It all seems so unreal this quite rapid deterioration of conditions that have supported life that I just feel so lost, so lacking in…"
"I have a few friends who resolutely will not own a TV and I expect many of us have such friends. But Mat to have only watched TV twice in your life; that is a very strong statement I notice. And there is much wisdom in not watching the…"
"Building an alternative is in itself a form of protest. My experience of modern times tells me powerfully that people identity with their oppressors who generally are the corporate state. I particularly try to show people that our primary…"
"I have just started reading Just As You Are and I am rereading a book I only read for he first time last month. This is Creating Freedom by Raoul Martinez. I am drawn very powerfully to his authors understanding of our culture. I will copy a…"
i have been attending a parent and toddler group at the Steiner school in Kings Langley for a little while. I first started going there with Selena and then started taking Dorian there in September. It’s a lovely place with a different outlook and philosophy, and where I have learned about the Rubicon stage, but unfortunately the regulatory body Ofsted had rated it badly and so it had to introduce radical measures in order to stay open.
Ever since my ordination back in Dec 2003 I have always loved being involved in or being a witness to someone taking a step onto the Buddhist path. The aspirant or candidate taking on the Amida precepts always appears solemn, and sincere, and as I listen to the vows and see how willing they are to aspire to live an ideal life they become even bigger with a certain amount of gravitas and I find myself shrinking and becoming less Significant. It is a wonderfully moving experience and so I always… Continue
Please can I have a light up Christmas tree and the prettiest baubles in your workshop. Love Selena
My daughter is 5 and loves decorations. She would love to have a garden with lots of flowers and fruit trees and plants but we live in a flat with a balcony so she spends time enjoying other people’s garden whenever she can. So maybe this Christmas we will try and create a mini Pureland garden on our balcony.