What can you learn from me? A bit of my story

First, here’s a bit about my story. I’m of the same vintage as Jeff Bezos (I’m actually three years younger, so there’s time for me to catch up…), so let’s do a comparison with him. In his lifetime, as everyone knows, he’s made billions and he’s heading for space. What have I done in myContinue reading “What can you learn from me? A bit of my story”

The morning’s walk

The morning’s walk unearths the sodden hare, stuck in a second’s frozen stillness before the swing of my huge whistle dislodges it and the collared dog’s just caught as a whiff triggers her all a-quiver in anticipation of the chance of a chase. Then three heifers, looking askance, dance towards us like curious girls atContinue reading “The morning’s walk”

What is emerging out of the emergency: an awareness of what we are

We already have the necessary intellectual tools and models to understand the array of problems that are associated with the ecological emergency, including how we perceive the problems, and the link between that, and responding. It is just that we do not yet see how to link the knowledge we have to this perception. InContinue reading “What is emerging out of the emergency: an awareness of what we are”

Let there be Light!

Deep Bows and thanks to @YA and @YAP First, @YogaAllianceProfessionals recognised me as an experienced teacher three years ago. Now I’ve finally been recognised as an experienced teacher by @YogaAlliance. I have been teaching yoga for over 20 years and I have a PhD in Philosophy. But I have really struggled with believing in myselfContinue reading “Let there be Light!”


by ACHARYA SHANTIDEVA, Translated into English by Stephen Batchelor LIBRARY OF TIBETAN WORKS & ARCHIVES DHARAMSALA 1979 The Benefit of the Awakening Mind There is nothing here that has not been explained before And I have no skill in the art of rhetoric; Therefore, lacking any intention to benefit others, I write this in orderContinue reading “A GUIDE TO THE BODHISATTVA’S WAY OF LIFE”