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All Over Bar the Voting

Just thought I’d save this till those who are going to have made up their mind but it did strike me as odd that we who for generations willingly gave our lives for our freedom and independence now seem unwilling … Continue reading

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The Guru of Waikiki

A comment a few weeks ago on one of my fb posts reminded me of what I wrote some ten or more years back: ‘Sitting in the Tao Garden I noticed a young man giving me the keen interested glances … Continue reading

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Working Zen

It took me a little time to get my head round Zen as a spiritual yet non-religious practice. A Catholic childhood had given me insights into mysticism but generally put me off religion, which, until middle age, I equated with … Continue reading

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Travelling Light

Sitting quietly in the Tao Garden some months later I noticed a young man giving me the keen interested glances of someone seeing someone he thought might be a highly evolved spiritual being. I was cultivating the long hair and … Continue reading

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Finding Spirit

When I first began teaching Zen Shiatsu I tacked signs to palm trees on the dusty path from the boat-landing to catch the eyes of new arrivals on the hippy island of Koh Pha Ngan. The notices invited people to … Continue reading

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MEDITATION POWER

‘Meditation always had bad branding for this culture — it seemed very hand wavy,’ says Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter, ‘But to me, it’s a way to think more clearly and to not feel so swept up.’ Deep Meditation can … Continue reading

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