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Short documentaries of Tom Riddle (USA) – a service to the Sangha, our school and Dharma teachers

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Ten Anti-War Songs. Feel Your Passion for Life. Never Compromise with Warmongers

War acts as the most brutal expression of human depravity with the consequence of maximising suffering on men, women, children, their cultural/institutional heritage and their natural environments.

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An Extra String to the Violin. A Poem

When the opportunity allows, I attend the  wonderful concerts of music of the Torbay Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Gonski. The Gods of Music uplift our consciousness into the heavenly realms – rich in spirit, rich in joy and rich in appreciation. I wrote this poem a few years ago after one of the concerts in St. John’s Church, Bridgetown, Totnes to go in my next collection of poems for publication. The poem had an extra relevance after attending an evening this weekend of a TSO concert. …

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12 Rules for Life. By Jordan B. Peterson. A Critique from a Buddhist Perspective.

Until December 2022, I had never heard of Jordan Peterson, a Canadian professor of psychology, clinical psychologist and contemporary philosopher with strong views on gender issues, evolutionary origins of hierarchy, chaos, order, telling the truth and Being. …

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The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot. The Full Poem. Published 100 years ago in October 1922.

The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot (1888 – 1965). Regarded as perhaps the finest poem in the English language in the 20th century, the poet won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Born in the USA, he lived in Britain from the age of 25 until his death in London aged 76. …

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