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I had a telephone call from a friend, Alan, who spent around 33 years in prison as a guest of Her Majesty’s’ Government for allegedly killing his gay partner in a flat in Victoria, London in 1973. He might have got an early release, perhaps even after 10 years, but he regularly harassed the authorities on various issues making himself somewhat unpopular with the prison authorities and the Home Office. A year or so ago, the Home Office gave him parole and he now lives in a small flat in south London. Continue reading 

A Triple Gem in the Family

A Triple Gem in the Family 

Nshorna, my daughter, aged 26, looked enormous.  I took some photographs of her at home about week or two before the birth of her third child, a boy, named Milan (from the Sanskrit for Union or Connection) in Torquay. Continue reading 

You can bank on it

A day or two after receiving my dana (donations) in a country overseas, I called in at the HSBC bank to change the money into sterling, the English currency. HSBC bank, it promotes itself as “your local bank,” offered a very, very poor rate of exchange. So I called in at another bank and received £100 more in the exchange of my dana. Continue reading 

A David and Goliath story for Burma

A friend since the early 1980’s, David Arnott has placed his concentration for 20 years on secuing the welfare of the people of Burma. Aside from assembling a massive amount about Burma, he meets with politicians,  academics and aid agencies, East and West, in a quiet determination to bridge the deadlock between the Burmese government and the Burmese people. Continue reading 

The Challenge of Self-Employment

 I have been engaged in reflection and reading on Right Livelihood. Generally speaking, we consider right livelihood in terms of its ethical significant – we work without causing suffering to others. We also need to consider work in terms of the relationship to intention, action and result. Many dharma friends are self-employed – yoga /dharma teachers, carpenters, therapists, mind/body workers, web designers, gardeners, plumbers, writers, electricians, masseurs and so on. Continue reading 

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