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Mindsprings TV: Head-in-the-Sand Land

Following on from my blog about the butterflies on my fig tree and the dawning realisation that the climate catastrophe is happening, I took a moment before heading up to Scotland for the annual Mindsprings Autumn retreat to ponder the dissociation that arises when we think about it. I’m sure there’s a part of you […]

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Mindsprings TV: The Sea! The Sea!

The second offering from Mindsprings TV is about the sea. Here in England we are a sea-fringed nation, constantly relating to the wide water that surrounds us. That’s not the same the world over. Although I have grown up with the sea a constant feature in my world, there are spiritual traditions where the sea […]

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Climate Collapse: When the butterflies have gone…

It’s September and my garden, dishevelled as it is, is looking beautiful. There are super-ripe figs hanging on the figtree, too high for me to pick, which are attracting a freakishly large number of red admiral butterflies. The sun is mild but bright. The lawn is dappled by the leaves of the thinning ash tree […]

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Rilke: “Want the Change”

This is an video I made a long time ago when I was last playing around with editing software. Using the text of Rilke’s poem with the music of Rachmaninov.

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Mindsprings TV: “Sit the Downs”

    It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve finally combined my broadcasting skills with Mindsprings.  A 70 mile long snake of British chalky downland As part of the Newhaven festival I mentioned in my last post, I also ran a repeat of my “Sit the Downs” session from last year.  Twenty of us […]

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Sit the Bay

One of the glorious things about being a meditation teacher is that you get asked to teach it in the most unusual places.  It’s the Newhaven Arts festival at the moment in my beloved Newhaven.  And the wonderful organiser Rhoda, who is the galvanic force that propels most things round here, asked me to repeat […]

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Wildflowers

It’s been an amazing Summer in Sussex for wildflowers. It may be because I’m usually away filming in July and August and this year I’ve been in Newhaven – but I have been dazzled by the array of wild blossom up on the cliffs behind where I live. And I started nature spotting again. When […]

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Busy-ness: It’s a Manager Thing

Busy-ness comes from old managers from the past

The Summer busy-ness is getting amplified I’ve been away. Or rather I’ve been away from my computer. And therefore away from this. But I have been doing good nourishing things, so I hope that I come back a little warmer, wiser, with some things to say.  Traditionally (and by that I mean for the last […]

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Is Tapping anti-Buddhist?

 In the early summer, I ran a course at the Spa Road Buddhist Centre in Bermondsey, London on the subject of tapping and meditation. It was the first time I had taught on these two subjects together, despite having practised and taught meditation for a couple of decades and used tapping in my personal life […]

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Words of Wonder #1: Martha Graham

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will […]

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