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A Simple Guide to Facemasks

Mindfulness of Inhaling, Exhaling and Presence of Others 

The facemask you use matters to other people and yourselves.

You can buy a thin cotton mask or a mask as a fashion statement which provides minimal protection to others and yourself. The difference between a thin cotton or another material and no mask is as thin as the thinness of the material. Continue reading 



David Arnott. Buddhist activist. ( Born in Dewsbury, southern UK in 1943 – and died in Thailand in 7 December 2020)

The Guardian newspaper, UK, has published an obituary of David Arnott (1943 – 7 December 2020) who made an immense contribution to human rights in Myanmar. He had suffered with heart problems for several years.

David created a huge library of documentation of news and reports on Myanmar, some items dating back 130 years. An internationalist, he lived in the UK, Geneva, New York and Thailand. The library provided an immense resource for the people of Myanmar, researchers, journalists, universities and students worldwide.

Writer of The Guardian obituary, Colin Archer paid tribute to the work of David.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/28/david-arnott-obituary

Another obituary appeared in Frontier Magazine. substantial appreciation in Frontier magazine.

David and I met around 40 years ago, via retreats. I remember standing for Parliament for the Green Party in my constituency of Totnes in the mid-1980s.  I asked David to be my campaign manager working out of my home. For several weeks, we worked together until the days after the vote. He was brilliant – organising public talks, door knocking campaigns, press releases, producing leaflets etc. A joy to work with despite our strong  views on global issues.

We also met in his office/home, packed with papers, reports and books –  a short walk from the UN in Geneva and in India. Through his UN contacts, David kindly made it possible for me to have a short meeting with Aung Sahn Suu Kyi in 1998 in her time of house arrest in Rangoon. I took with me packages for her handed to me by Myanmar students for democracy living in exile.

David always lived a minimalist lifestyle, often  just scraping by with his finances including running costs of the Library.

People of Myanmar and internationals experience much gratitude for his dedication to compassionate and selfless service to others.



24 Ways to Deal with Trauma

Here are 24 Ways to contribute to ending the influence in your daily life of a trauma, sudden or a gradual influence. Continue reading 



COFFEE CULTURE. One more cup of coffee for the road…. Coffee Humour.

Coffee shops have inspired political activists, artists, musicians, intellectuals and others who hearts remain set on bringing something fresh into the world. Coffee shops serve as a place for vitality of discussions, creative ideas and plans to bring about change in the world. A coffee is for the solitary soul who sips her/his coffee and reflects. Continue reading 



Oatly Oat Milk and its Investments. It might leave a bad taste in your mouth. 1 of 2

A couple of years ago, word travelled around Totnes, Devon, UK of the delicious taste of Oatly milk in coffee and tea. Customers would arrive at the Happy Apple store in Totnes at delivery time to ensure buying a couple of cartons. Continue reading 




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