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The Ferryman’ has taken Julian David, the much-loved Jungian analyst of Totnes, from this world. He passed away yesterday (Wednesday 1 September 2021)

Julian David, aged around 89, a much loved and respected Jungian analyst and lecturer, died at his home, Luscombe Farm, Totnes, last night (Wednesday, 1st September 2021). His family were close at hand in the final days as his faculties and energy gradually faded. Continue reading 



Obituary of Khantipalo, (1932 to 5 July 2021), a former Theravada monk, Buddhist author/scholar from the UK.

A well-respected former Theravada monk, Phra Khantipalo  originally from Norfolk, England, died aged 89 in a care home in Melbourne, Australia on 5 July 2021,

In his early 20s, he joined the British Army referred to as national conscription. In 1956, soldiers in the British, French and Israel army attacked Egypt to regain control over the Suez Canal.

During this period, Lawrence Mills (later Venerable Khantipalo), a tall, gaunt figure, read a book on Buddhism. The book changed his life. Continue reading 



Totnes Initiative. Share Shed. The Power of Sharing items in the Local Community

AN ONGOING TOTNES INIATIVE EXPANDS TO FOUR MORE LOCAL TOWNS

Extract. “After reflecting on the idea, and assessing the community’s interest, we set up the Share Shed in Totnes, Devon in 2017. Since then, we’ve been sharing our collection of over 350 items, with over 1,000 members.

So far we have facilitated over 1,600 loans, helping people save money, storage space and natural resources.

More recently, thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, we’ve been able to trial a different model of sharing our items. We’ve gone mobile, and set up the world’s first travelling library of things, which allows us to share our items even further, and to more vulnerable communities in neighbouring towns!”

Read more on the Network of Wellbeing.

www.networkofwellbeing/2021/03/04/from-ownership-to-the-power-of-sharing



Is Spirituality Superficial, Out-of-Touch and Lost in Slogans?

If you google Images, spiritual quotes, happiness quotes or positive affirmations, you will find thousands.

Human beings have the potential for inner change and for making wise changes in the outer world. Most make wise changes through sharing their experiences with others, listening to others, as well as looking into themselves. We can learn much from their insights and our willingness to engage in meaningful change. You might think inner change comes entirely through yourself and through your own efforts. There is no evidence for this. Inner change comes through a range of conditions, not bound up with the self, with the ego. Continue reading 



Today is 7 April, 2021. If my mum was alive today, it would be her 101st birthday.

A warm memory today of my mum.

She loved adventure, never hesitating to take an opportunity. For example, She worked as a telephonist for The Universe, a Roman Catholic newspaper in London. The editor, Christopher Hennessy, asked her if she would be the tour guide to take pilgrims to Jerusalem. Continue reading 




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