A left wing columnist in The Guardian newspaper (UK) wrote an article this week about the growth of the far right in Europe. He gave examples of several countries but seems to have overlooked the UK as a European country. …
I have much affection and respect for the Muslim communities. I had the opportunity in 1967 and after to travel to Muslim countries – Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Malaysia, Sumatra/Java (Indonesia) plus numerous annual visits to Palestine between 1993 to 2019. I learnt to appreciate the virtues and not deny the vices of the Muslim world. I take much the same view of the West – much to appreciate and much to feel deep concern about.
As a founder of Prajna Vihar School in Bodh Gaya, India in 1992, we begun an inter-religious school to cultivate harmony and understanding between teachers and young people of different faiths and secular beliefs. Action speaks louder than words.
I am writing to thank all managers for your immense support which enables the Dharma Teachings/Practices on Zoom to take place.
The number of Zoom/Skype meetings have grown over the months.
I have written Guidelines for Zoom Managers for my Zoom Dharma Teachings. I have mentioned details which will make it easier for myself with the workload and benefit those who register for Zoom teachings. The Guidelines show point of mindfulness for the managers to iron out and enable me to tweak any details I overlooked.
I teach in five time zones. I can set up a time zone but perhaps there is a change weeks later of one hour for summer or winter season in UK or elsewhere, or different time zones within other countries, or I make mistake. The two time zones fail to connect. Oops. It has happened. Apologies.
Some of the points listed below may be useful for other managers ensuring Zoom programmes take place with co-ordination with international content and time zones.
I have noticed on the statistics on this blog an ongoing increase in views. For example, there were more than 250,000 views of this blog since January 2021. It only takes a very tiny percentage of comments/inquiries to make a lot of daily emails in the in-box.
You may have more points. Let me know If any point is not clear. I can adjust text and send again to managers. Read the Guidelines carefully.
Zoom. Teachings/Practices. FACING CHALLENGES. TRANSFORMING CHALLENGES. Friday 14 to 19 January 2022. Australia time. With Christopher
Join our five-day International Zoom Teachings/Practices from Friday 14 to Wednesday 19 January 2022. The primary time zone is Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. …
100 Questions about Covid and Health, Work, Vaccinations, Transmissions and More. Develop an Inquiry into Areas Important for You and Others
I had my first Pfizer vaccination on Saturday 14 May 2021 and my second vaccination on Saturday 21 August 2021. The double vaccination enabled me to travel to Germany in October without quarantine to offer Dharma/Mindfulness teachings in the Waldhaus Zentrum, 60 minutes on the train from Bonn and at the Pauenhof Zentrum, 60 minutes from Dusseldorf over 18 days. …