Not a Buddhist boarding school

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This is a transcript from this recent recorded lesson at The Mindsprings Practice Space  Alistair: You were saying that you were feeling a bit poorly and you’re not feeling top-notch. And – rather provocatively – I was saying it doesn’t matter what you’re feeling! I think this is really super important and I can’t emphasise […]

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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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