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Guru Purnima. Full Moon of July. A Day to Show Respect to One’s Spiritual Teacher(s). Stay Mindful of any Darkness, or even a grey area, in Guru Devotion

As the years pass by, I hear more frequently from the Sangha, the language of Guru-ji. It is said to me, as far as I can tell, as a term of endearment. It might be said to try to wind me up! Continue reading 



Start a Vegan Diet today. Have you thought about it? Are you making excuses? What about B12?

While teaching my current retreat here in Seminarhaus Engl, Bavaria, I had a 1-1 with a woman in her 20s who faces daily a challenging health issue with remarkable fortitude. We spoke about the importance of a vegan diet for the welfare of animals and for health. I appreciated her dedication to a plant-based diet. She inspired this blog I wrote soon after.

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TOTNES. A Life, Death and Rebirth. May 2022. 25 Posters of Events on the streets of the town.

I still find it incomprehensible for the draconian lockdown to prevent Covid-19 from spreading. Except for the privileged, home means a confined space – toilet, bathroom, bedroom, hallway etc.

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Totnes Town Council Bans Anti-Vaxxers conference in Totnes. A week later Anti-Vaxxers  and other protestors stop Totnes traffic

A BBC television documentary in 2021 described Totnes (population 8400) as “fiercely independent.” Continue reading 



Do We Need to Listen to the Unvaccinated?

Pro-Vax? Anti-Vax? Unvaccinated? Confusion? Conflict? Crisis of Values?

Militants in any set of views form a small minority – mercifully. We witness three kinds of militancy in influential sections of pro-vaxxers in the West. Militancy reveals an aggressive viewpoint demanding a particular way of viewing or responding to a situation lacking a capacity to see outside the viewpoint. Continue reading 




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