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Beyond Distraction. by Shaila Catherine. A Book Review

Dharma teachings/practices have a great strength to them. These strengths include the capacity to focus on direct experience, develop or transform these experiences giving nourishment clarity and insight to our daily life. Continue reading 



Paul McCartney. Glastonbury. 36 Songs. With many lyrics shedding light on our life. Cool. Really cool.

I love Beatles music. As with others of a certain age, some of us fall under the category of a product of the 60s – dedicated to the mantra love, peace and harmony. I recall some hippies preferred the other hippy mantra of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll while some fused both mantras. Continue reading 



BOOKS. B00KS. BOOKS. Time to recycle 200 books in library at home in Totnes. Et Vous?

I love books ever since learning to read. Since returning to the UK in 1977, I gradually accumulated a small library of books. A rough count recently revealed around 1600 books.

I decided to give to Oxfam, the local charity in Totnes high street selling used books, one in eight of the books – around 200 books. Continue reading 



TOTNES. A Life, Death and Rebirth. May 2022. 25 Posters of Events on the streets of the town.

I still find it incomprehensible for the draconian lockdown to prevent Covid-19 from spreading. Except for the privileged, home means a confined space – toilet, bathroom, bedroom, hallway etc.

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This weekend Queen Elizabeth has been sitting on the Throne for 70 years – an Equanimity Portrait. Buddhist meditators often struggle sitting through a seven-day retreat. But…

This weekend, the Queen of England has been sitting on the throne for 70 years. I remember my mother buying a 12 inch (30 centimetres) black and white television with a very grain screen in early June 1953 to watch the Queen’s coronation in Westminster Abbey. Continue reading 




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