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The Human Toll of Vaccination Certificates. A Buddhist Perspective

Is the British government pursuing a policy which will demand that all citizens carry a Covid-19 free vaccination certificate or App or to show exemption? What does it mean for people of faith? What are the social implications? Continue reading 



Covid-19. We might think it will be all over soon. Perhaps the contagion has barely started. Who knows?

You may feel tired of reading, listening, watching and talking about issues related to the global pandemic.

Listen within. Respect your inner response. Please do not read anything below if it feels like it would be more information to absorb. Sense the aliveness of the day and connect with it – indoors, outdoors or both. I take breaks from Covid, Covid, Covid – despite regular expressions of concern.

Do the same. Take a break as much as possible from the Covid world. Find ways for renewal. Some of you engage in full time service to resolving the suffering around Covid-19. Please remember to connect with life outside the virus.

Don’t hesitate to skip the following.  There are straightforward concerns and questions. The critique does not contain the feel good factor. The last short section might serve as a reminder in daily life about priorities.

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Covid-19. We read today that 4,274,579 people have tested positive so far in the whole of the UK. Yet only 1599 people have tested positive in South Hams, Devon. Why?

In early January 2021, the British government made an announcement to every citizen in the country.

The announcement stated:

“From Monday 4 January, the whole of England is now in National Lockdown.

“You must stay at home. Continue reading 



CAN WE KNOW THE END OF THE WORLD? Online Video/Audio. 90 mins. with Christopher. Guided Meditation. Talk. Q and A. Via Sangha Live. Sunday 7 February 2021

This week, the news told us more than 100,000 people in the UK have died from Covid-19 in a year. That’s the fourth highest of the 215 nations. One in 63 people in Britain currently have Covid-19. That is more than one million people at any given time.

We might find ourselves thinking about life, death and the end of the world.

Areas of Science give priority to the future and ecological disaster unless we change our behaviour. The end of the world for sentient life could be getting closer as the world slowly gets hotter and hotter.

Areas of religion refer to the end of the world. ‘The end of the world is at hand.’
People regard death as the end of the world for them., whether secular or religious.

The shared common view states death is the end of the world for the secular and the religious.
Is this the most common view of humanity regardless of belief or not in an after life?
Is there a way to see and know the end of the world without reference to the above beliefs/views/concerns?
Is there a deep liberating truth embracing life and death?

The human experience of the ‘world’ consists of consciousness inter-acting with sense objects and the mind.
The world seems to consist of a world of diversity of things and diversity of views about things.
One view might claim we all live in the same world and another views claims we live in different worlds.
Claims of what is true, half true and false abound.

CLICK ON TITLE BELOW to watch or just listen to video given on Sunday 7 February 2021

Can We Know the End of the World?

Dharma teachings point to the ‘end of the world.’
Can a depth of meditation and reflection reveal the end of the world?

This question lies at the heart of the Buddha-Dharma.
Session includes a 30 minute guided meditation on the ‘world’ and pointing to the end of the world.
A Dharma talk follows for 30 minutes on the theme.
A Question and Answer session for the final 30 minutes.

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This is my last Critique linked from my Blog to Facebook for a stretch of time

I joined Facebook Friends over 12 years ago. After, initially, inviting some friends and family to connect, via Facebook, I then switched over primarily to people I did NOT know to accept as Facebook Friends providing me with an opportunity to reach out to internationals. Continue reading 




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