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Covid-19. We might think it will be all over soon. Perhaps the contagion has barely started. Who knows?

You may feel tired of reading, listening, watching and talking about issues related to the global pandemic.

Listen within. Respect your inner response. Please do not read anything below if it feels like it would be more information to absorb. Sense the aliveness of the day and connect with it – indoors, outdoors or both. I take breaks from Covid, Covid, Covid – despite regular expressions of concern.

Do the same. Take a break as much as possible from the Covid world. Find ways for renewal. Some of you engage in full time service to resolving the suffering around Covid-19. Please remember to connect with life outside the virus.

Don’t hesitate to skip the following.  There are straightforward concerns and questions. The critique does not contain the feel good factor. The last short section might serve as a reminder in daily life about priorities.

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Fifteen Benefits of Lockdown

We experience the controls of our respective government over our daily lives that we would not have thought possible in 2019.

Conversation often refers to absence of social freedoms taken for granted for decades. Continue reading 



40 Days and 40 Nights. A Poem per Day to Stay Awake during Lockdown

‘Quarantine’ comes from a French word referring to a 40-day period.

I have selected a range of 40 much-loved British poems. This is a small offering to those of you who spend much of the day at home. Continue reading 



Covid-19. Due to suffering from mental pathogens, UK government has failed to protect its citizens

Covid-19:

UK: 371,125 infected people so far in 2020

UK: Total number of deaths so far in 2020: 41,637. Continue reading 



Our Beloved School, Bodh Gaya and the Virus

Our beloved school, Prajna Vihar School (School Abiding in Wisdom) in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, has shut its doors to its 600 pupils in the nationwide lockdown in India.

The inter-religious school is situated a few minutes’ walk from the Tree of the Buddha’s awakening. Started with 20 children in 1992, the school depends on numerous small donations from the worldwide Sangha. Continue reading 




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