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White House marks the Day of Buddha’s Enlightenment. Full Moon of May.

Full Moon of May (26 May 2021) marked the Day of Buddha’s Enlightenment. Buddhists refer to the day as Vesak.
For the first time, White House marked the day. The White House made a kind invitation to respected senior Buddhists to offer a short service on 26 May.

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Flowers and Trees Bloom into their Fullness. Do we experience that? Do we feel undernourished? Here are four important areas for daily nourishment. Wednesday 5 May 20021. 19:00 PM Israel time. 18.00 CET. 17:00 UK time)

What Nourishes Us? Do we feel nourished or undernourished?

We may feel generally OK going about the duties of our daily life without highs and lows. We sense am unnrealised potential. Continue reading 



Trump as Buddha. Do sincere Trumpists cultivate suffering?

Do dedicated followers of Trumpism practice greed, hate and delusion?

Sincere Trumpists appear to support the supremacy of self-interest, the supremacy of the American dream and the supremacy of their Nation State.  Do you have faith in Trumpism?

Is their mantra Blow your own Trumpet?

A 14 foot statue of The Trump is available for $614, It is not known if there is a high demand for the statue except perhaps for the entrance to all Trump buildings and for the front  garden of his mansions and golf courses.

We cannot confirm whether Mr Trump plans  to build Trump Temples throughout the USA.

Watch this space.

Amazon may have a future offer of buy one statue and get ten free.

Edited Article in the New York Times. 13.03.2021

A cast of “Trump, the Buddha of Knowing of the Western Paradise,” by the Chinese sculptor Hong Jinshi. The artwork, as well as countless imitations, can be purchased on the e-commerce site Taobao. Credit...Xiaoya

A furniture maker and decorator in China created a stir — and inspired copycats — by casting a ceramic sculpture of the former president in a meditative pose that evokes the Buddha.A furniture maker and decorator in southern China has cast a sculpture of Mr. Trump in ceramic whiteware, his legs crossed and hands serenely resting in his lap. He is draped in a monk’s robes, his head is lowered and his eyes are closed, as if in meditative repose, an emotional state not typically associated with the 45th President of the United States.

The artist calls it “Trump, the Buddha of Knowing of the Western Paradise.”

“He has been already very successful, but now he is still tormenting himself, being obsessed, having a lot of ideas and doubts,” the creator, Hong Jinshi, said when asked about his inspiration.

Mr. Hong, 43, lives and works in an old cement factory turned workshop and gallery, in the coastal city of Xiamen. He conceived the work last year, but only recently completed the first few sculptures. He put those up for sale on the online vendor Taobao, offering two sizes, one at just taller than 6 inches and another at 18 inches. He is asking the equivalent of $153 and $615.
From The Independent of the UK.
https://www.independent.co.uk/asia/china/china-trump-buddha-statue-b1815465.html

Credit…Xiaoya



Short Talk on Are we living a confined life? Inquiry. 60 minute Zoom. Wednesday 3 March. 8.30pm Israel. 7.30pm CET, 6.30pm UK

Join a 15 minute talk, 10 guided meditation and 35-minute Inquiry with Christopher.

Wednesday 3 March 2021. 8.30 pm Israel time. 7.30 pm CET. 6.30 pm UK time. Continue reading 



Welcome to Heathrow Airport, London. One of the World’s Busiest Airports?

I took the train from home in Totnes, Devon, to London Paddington, a three hour journey departing Totnes at 8 am with perhaps eight or 10 passengers in our compartment. Continue reading 




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