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An Incredible Dana

I read a remarkable article in the magazine of Singapore Airlines on a recent flight about a Theravada Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka who donated part of his liver for a liver transplant operation and gave a kidney to another person in desperate need. Continue reading 



The Buddha would squirm at such a responsibility …

My three grandchildren are of mixed heritage – Caribbean-British. My eldest grandchild was born from my precious daughter, Nshorna, a 19 year-old teenage mother.  Her name is from American Indian for “Spring.” An excellent age, incidentally, to give birth. Along with countless others, I appreciated last week the election of  Barack Obama. He is a man of mixed heritage, born from a teenage pregnancy, with his roots in Africa, lived in  Indonesia and educated in Hawaii (subjected to a 19th century conquest by the USA). Continue reading 



The Challenge of Self-Employment

I belong to the army of self employed – although I prefer non-self employed. In October, 2008, I gave a one day workshop at the Bodhi Garden in Brighton, Sussex, England on Right Livelihood and self employment.

 

Here are my notes for the workshop Continue reading 



Who am I? Why am I here?

I receive regular requests to write a poem, review a book, write a few lines for the jacket of a book or write a few lines on a theme. I am happy to offer when possible. I received this e-mail inviting me to contribute around 100 words for a book that is due to be published. Incidentally, you might consider writing in response to the two questions that the editor asked — just so that you see what comes up from within yourself. Continue reading 



Capitalism – a pathology of the mind

When I purchased my home in 1982, there were clear regulations to determine the agreement between the bank and myself. It was very simple. I had to provide the bank a minimum deposit of 20% and the bank agreed to allow me to borrow a maximum of 2 1/2 times my annual income in order to repay the bank back over a 25 year period. Continue reading 




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