September 2016 Blog Posts (5)

Exploring Self & Other at Labyrinthe

News from Labyrinthe:

Peter and I were happy to host a retreat last weekend entitled 'Exploring Self & Other' it gave the attendees an opportunity to explore the nature of self by means of exploring our internal landscape, our relationship to the other and to the environment that surrounds us by engaging together in meditative practice, art making, movement, silent reflection and group discussion. It provided an invitation to create community, a valuable refuge and resource providing…

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Added by Mo Henderson on September 22, 2016 at 13:12 — No Comments

Saint Thomas

As I walked up and down the Strand,

I glimpsed Saint Thomas White

On the other side of the street.

Shamefully, I glanced at him.

He smiled.

In shame, I looked away and walked on.

A second time I saw him,

And found my eyes drawn to him-

So pretty, so slight, so masculine.

He winked at me.

In shame I looked away

And walked on.

A third time I saw him.

My eyes moved to…

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Added by Andrew Ralph Cheffings on September 14, 2016 at 17:36 — 1 Comment

THERE IS NO ONE

In Principles Against Common Fallacies I wrote...

6. Nothing is indivisibly singular.

This is an interesting philosophical issue to consider. There are philosophies centres on the notion of zero - that all is 'emptiness' and there are philosophies centred on the notion of 'oneness'. These two 'numbers', one and zero are oddities. They are almost as odd as…

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Added by David Brazier on September 12, 2016 at 14:32 — 5 Comments

On Not Knowing What We Know

Thinking

Here is an interesting quote: "Philosophy, like speaking prose, is something we have to do all our lives, well or badly, whether we notice it or not.  What usually forces us to notice it is conflict." - Mary Midgeley.

Philosophy can be taken in two ways - as ideas or as method. I'm sure we all use both without, for the most part, giving it much thought. We do not know what we know. We all take a huge range of ideas for granted and only think about them…

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Added by David Brazier on September 7, 2016 at 12:18 — 1 Comment

Back to reality

After a two week break i returned to work today. To be honest I enjoy my job so not too much of a trauma. It was surprising to see my email in box with over one hundred emails.

I sifted through them making notes so I didn't miss anything and able to take actions where required. As I did I thought how relaxed I've become over the last year or so, I'm able to sit back a little and organise myself and work load. There was a time not too long ago that I would have tried to do everything at… Continue

Added by Andrew on September 6, 2016 at 1:08 — 1 Comment

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Akshobhya Buddha by R. Althouse

Posted by Robert Joshin Althouse on August 3, 2020 at 13:59 0 Comments

A Vajrayana practitioner who uses this Buddha as the focus of his nundro practice commissioned me to paint this Buddha. This Buddha belongs to the Vajra Buddha family and is located in the east. There is a nice story about this Buddha. A monk who wanted to practice in the Eastern lands of delight, vowed to not let anger or rancor take up residence in his heart. With great determination he finally was able to not harbor any ill will towards any beings and in so doing achieved…

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