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Poems and Prose

10 Novels

Dharma friends sometimes ask me whether I read novels and are there any novels that I would recommend. I do read novels. Here is a reply I sent recently in response to one request for good books. There is a wealth of fine literature. Mercifully, internet can encourage good reading rather than distract from it. Continue reading 

Who Wrote the Poem?

 I have been putting together the poems I have written over the past decade or so. There are probably around 130 – 160 of them on a variety of themes familiar to most poets, as well as daily life. Love, impermanence, suffering, time, reality, death, mystery, truth. Continue reading 

Her Silent Retreat

I do smile when I hear that some people prefer the partner of a teacher to sit retreats with other teachers rather than with their partner. It is a well intentioned thought. There is the possibility of mixing roles up roles. I regard the two roles of teacher and partner sitting the retreat as grist for the mill, raw material for practice. The two partners should agree together whether it is suitable for one partner to be the teacher and the other partner to be the practitioner. In my experience, this agreement and application works very well. Love is powerful – effortlessly embracing perceived differences. Continue reading 

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