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BOOKS. B00KS. BOOKS. Time to recycle 200 books in library at home in Totnes. Et Vous?

I love books ever since learning to read. Since returning to the UK in 1977, I gradually accumulated a small library of books. A rough count recently revealed around 1600 books.

I decided to give to Oxfam, the local charity in Totnes high street selling used books, one in eight of the books – around 200 books. Continue reading 



Alison Wright. The Compassionate Photographer. 1961 – 23 March 2022. An Obituary.

One of the most adventurous and fearless women in the global Sangha, Alison Wright, aged 61, a National Geographic photographer, died last month (23 March 2022) while scuba diving on Sao Miguel island, one of the Portuguese Azores Islands. Continue reading 



A former German Marxist wrote sentences of poignant beauty about the Buddhist tradition and the importance of deep wisdom

Edward Conze (1904-1979) ranks among the much loved commentators/translators in the Buddhist tradition. Although born in London, Conze came from a German family with their home in Langenberg, Germany. In the 1930s, he wrote The Principle of Contradiction, a Marxist inspired text on dialetical materialism. A fierce critic of Fascism, he found himself harassed for his views.  In 1933, the Nazis burnt his books in Berlin among thousands of other books, as they were deemed “unGerman.” Continue reading 



Four Kinds of Nutriments for a Fulfilled Life or Four Hungers for Experience?

If we feel low and under-nourished, we easily make frequent pilgrimages to the sacred tabernacle of the West, the refrigerator.

We indulge in eating and drinking, often in unhealthy ways. Guilt and self-blame haunt our life due to our habits and addictions. Continue reading 



Photos. 13th year. Grandson and Grandfather.

Grandson. Photo taken on 03.04.2021. Taken at home in Totnes, Devon, England. In  his 13th Year.

Grandfather. Photo taken in 1957. Taken at John Fisher School, Purley, Surrey. England. In his 13th year. Continue reading 




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