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Climate change is part of the ecological emergency: here’s what you can do

A GUIDE TO THE BODHISATTVA’S WAY OF LIFE 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 […]

The Glore river’s silent scream

The Glore river in County Mayo is a place very close to my heart. I have spent time at the Glore Mill and walked the labyrinths. I have stood and looked for fish in the river and seen the flickering shadow of a tail, the dappled shape still as a stone and then gone, the […]

Update on AntiVaxxers, Conspiracy Theorists, and Yoga

I’m getting more interested in how Yoga is presented. But I’ve also discovered that there’s a lot of misinformation out there around Yoga and its sister ‘science’, Ayurveda. Now, I’m not a big fan of Ayurveda (I’m doing a course right now, as it happens). In researching the post I put up about antivaxxers (scroll […]

Yoga does NOT imply 5G conspiracy theories or anti-vax

An interesting article in today’s Sunday Times https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/from-asana-to-antivax-how-yoga-is-helping-to-spread-conspiracy-theories-9k27n5kh2 has prompted me to respond. I’ve heard a lot of yoga teachers jittering with fear around Covid, 5G and conspiracy theories. First, I was patient with them: fears need ears and love to reassure them. I don’t judge. It’s easy to dismiss someone who says they think […]

I teach corporate clients too

I can target corporate clients by shifting how I offer my work so that there’s a growing awareness through the meditations I offer of possibilities to do good through corporate work. You are not the enemy. There is no them and us. There is only enmeshment and the potential for all of us to live […]

Real people, real attitudes

A pragmatic approach to our ecological emergency is to find out what people actually think and feel about the world they live in. Do people really feel disconnected from the trees and the weather, the water and the soil? In many cases, for instance if you move through a shopping mall or an airport, a […]

IPCC report, Al Gore’s educational courses, and my own take on what we can do

My philosophy is based on the traditions of scientific empiricism blended with East Asian traditions of thought, including yoga and Zen, in the context of the ecological emergency. What we see, what is emerging into our consciousness, is the fragmentation and collapse of systems on whose integrity our survival depends. We are systems within systems. […]