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Unity in Diversity. Thursday evening meetings, 6.00-7.00 pm, starting 3 February to April 2022. Guest speakers on features of spiritual diversity.St. Mary’s Church, Totnes, Devon, UK

St. Mary’s Anglican Church, built initially around the 14th century, now hosts regular hourly meetings.

The Church itself recognises the longstanding tradition of the Protestant faith while acknowledging a range of worldwide teachings with knowledge of spirituality, religious faith and mystical experience. Located halfway up the Totnes high street, the Church has taken a major step in welcoming diversity inside the church itself. Continue reading 



40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS. A Poem from Poets around the World. One per Day to Stay Awake during Covid. And to remind us of the Beyond.

On 8 January 2021, I selected a range of 40 much-loved British poems for reading during the lockdown.. ‘Quarantine’ comes from a French word referring to a 40-day period. Continue reading 



The Buddha on Mindfulness. Outline of the Great Discourse on the Four Applications of Mindfulness. With brief comment

GREAT DISCOURSE ON THE FOUR APPLICATIONS OF MINDFULNESS

Discourse 22 in the Long Length Discourses

This discourse of the Buddha has served as major inspiration for 2600 years for the practice and application of mindfulness for realising Nirvana.

See POINTS TO REMEMBER below the discourse. There is a brief comment to words in discourse in bold type. Continue reading 



Noble Eightfold Path. An Overview. Three Sessions. Saturday 11 December 2021

You are invited to join our workshop on Saturday 11 December 2021. The Zoom gathering consists of a depth of overview of the Noble Eightfold Path and the Goal, guided meditation, meditation instructions and question and answer session on the Path and Goal. Continue reading 



Have You Settled for Truth as coming from your Experience and Perception of it, or an Event?

I taught my first insight meditation retreat in Dharamsala in the foothills of the Himalayas in the autumn of 1974 with around 30 participants. I am not sure how many retreats I have given since then but at a rough guess around 750 – 1000 ranging from day long retreats to week-long residential retreats, plus longer ones. Continue reading 




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