It comes up again and again in our classes, so I thought it might be worth jotting down a few thoughts...

When we are mediating should we be focusing on the anchor /meditation support to the exclusion to all else or should we be in some other, looser relationship to it?

Even as the British winter shivers in, I am tremendously excited about Mindsprings summer excursion to Iceland.

I'm delighted to say that I'm going to be working more at the Spa Road Buddhist Centre in Bermondsey.

Just to let you know that the podcasts of the Eight Week Course in South Kensington are now available on iTunes (under Mindsprings on the Podcast page) or direct from this website.

We've started into Autumn with a new 8 week course at the Evolve Wellness Centre in South Kensington. It's fun being mindful right slap-bang in the middle of the Science Museum and the Natural History museum.

August 2010

Earlier this year I took up kickboxing.

Of course, even when you see the world as a trap and posit a fundamental separation between liberation of self and transformation of society, you can still feel a compassionate impulse to help its suffering beings.

Do you wake up as I do, having forgotten what it is that hurts or where, until you move? There is a second of consciousness that is clean again. A second that is you, without memory or experience, the animal warm and waking into a brand new world.

I am de-militarizing my mind,
taking down the barbed-wire strand by strand.

There is or was barely a surface unmined
but gently i am digging in the soil to pull them up.