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The Gods of Music Speak to Us. An Evening with Torbay Symphony Orchestra

I remember when the sound of classical music seemed far out of reach. I had entered into my 40s and never listened ever to classical music.

I had heard it on the radio, of course, but never actually listened. I had confined my musical interests to rock music without any motivation to listen to any other kind of music. Continue reading 



Extinction Rebellion. Is the Honeymoon Over? Is it the beginning of ongoing commitment to address the Climate Emergency?

2688 words

HEADINGS;

We need a revolution

Various activists court arrest

More and more arrests

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Retreats in India in February 2020 with Christopher in Thai Monastery, Sarnath. Radha teaches in Thai Monastery, Bodh Gaya.

INDIA (47th year of Christopher teaching in India)

TO REGISTER FOR SARNATH RETREAT

CHRISTOPHER TITMUSS

Thai Monastery, Sarnath, near Varanasi

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Forests are burning. Minds are burning with fear and worry. Do we fly or do we stay at home?

Message from a reader of my blog on the Fires in Australia and my teaching schedule in Australia.

Hi Christopher,

This is a heart-breaking post. My heart goes out to the people and wildlife who are suffering in Australia. On the news today there were pictures of the worst flooding for fifty years in Venice and also the flooding in the north of England. We do indeed have to wake up to the new reality and it is up to each one of us to engage in ‘wise action’ in terms of our daily life and habits and I cannot see the justification in flying to the other side of the world to hold a retreat. That now seems to me a luxury the world cannot afford.

Dear Reader,

Thank you for your message.

I do not hold to the view that those who engage in service to others in various parts of the world should stop such service.

Aeroplanes and helicopters provide an important service to tackling the fires in a variety of ways.

Some of us tackle the fires of the mind.

Servants of people, animals and the environment cannot turn our back on others and cut ourselves off.

It is not a luxury the world can afford.



Christopher’s Teaching Programme in Queensland and NSW, Australia between 21 November and 6 December 2019.

Photos show Forest Retreat Centre, Dhammananda Community, The Channon, NSW.

AUSTRALIA

Relaxation Centre, Brisbane.

CAN WE COMMIT OURSELVES TO AN ENGAGED LIFE?

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