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IS THERE COMPASSION FOR THE SELF? GO DEEP. IS COMPASSION THE END OF SELF?

Western society has a compelling tendency to adapt every issue of life to the needs of the self.

Self-compassion. Self-help. Self-acceptance. From a separate self to a connected self. True Self.

A spiritual self. Self- enlightenment. The list goes on…. Continue reading 



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 



Ten Mindful Tips when you Wake up in the Morning. This is life. It is far from being an eternal picnic.

We can wake up in the morning and sleep walk through the first hour or more. Yawning, tired and irritable, a lifeless, zombie. we drift from one thing to another.

Why waste a chunk of your life in such a way? Continue reading 



This is ‘2021.’ Ah, 21 years since the start of the New Millennium. Are we coming of age?

In 1999, the two authors of Prayers for a Thousand Years invited me to contribute a piece to their book. It is now 2021.  Plenty of countries say their young people come of age at 21.

Writers worldwide wrote prayers, gave blessings, comments, wrote stories and gave poetic utterances. 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 




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