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Welcome to mindful Zycling

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Welcome to mindful Zycling


Please join me and take a few calculated risks and go beyond our every day comfort zone and experience through the joy of cycling our health, heart and humanity. To meet and share our life with a variety of others that we wouldn’t normally meet. I invite you to look at some links I find worthy and share your adventures and experiences.

Personally I’m pretty much an atheist/agnostic, who nonetheless has an optimistic view of the human potential for good.

My spiritual thought and feelings come from the Existential ideas of Martin Buber of transforming rather than transcending the world. He understood that relationships with others would be equivalent to how religious people understood God.

I’m fascinated by the Dharma life and it’s possibilities of discovering a greatness of heart within ourselves and every being. It’s an invitation to inwardly drop our opinions, views, ideas of ourselves, thoughts, our whole sense of time, and come to rest in a non-fixed position.

Please don't be put off by the buddhist practice because it is a religion, you do not have to see it as such to get a lot from it. Personally I find the devotional side very difficult.

You will also notice that much of the content has a rather strong autobiographical reference. I suppose that when I first started this blog a couple of years ago, this was my intention ;to tell my story as many have asked me to do and have done themselves. As this process slowly progresses I will try to "let go" of this and explore the present more and relate that to my awareness

                      INTERESTING LINKS

Several years ago I was given a book by the now forgotten Line Drawings Artist Frank Paterson.

Nobody has captured the spirit of cycling or the English Countryside better. Though this site has not been updated for ten years it's wonderful and worth visiting.

                T shirt and Ajahn Sumedo teachings

i am happy to send a ZYCLING shirt and book to anyone who would like to take the mindful experience a little further down the road, or up the hill or even round the bend! 

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So I'll sign off with PLG. This means Peace, Love, Gratitude, so do not get it mixed up with LPG or we all may go up in smoke.

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                                  BLOG ALERT 


Adam Curtis's new video presentation BITTER LAKE is now available on BBC I player. The film is also available on THOUGHTMAYBE an excellent place for all his work .

one of the films that embody the idea " do what you want to" that the old man advises Slomo, is called THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN.  An organic farmer extraordinary a WWOOF paradise.

just a warning when watching this film be sure you have some tissues handy , and be prapared to have your heart opened. It's an experience that will make you pleased that you belong to the human race.


                BOOK BLOG

Books that I'm reading and recommend : 

   Learning to be White  by Thandeka
A most insightful ,historical, sociological and psychological study of white shame and prejudice in America . Very relevant to the current race conflicts , and I'm sure you could extrapolate her conclusions to other areas in the world.
    Alice Miller      Thou Shalt not be Aware;  Society's betrayal of the child
Many years ago I read one of her books , and my WWOOF host Robin gave me this one. I thoroughly recommend her approach and her helpful guidance in our own search for truth and sanity in our lives.
Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling  by Ben Irvine
Though it isn't a book on Buddhist Wisdom it covers much of the territory that I do, but better, and with less baggage. So that relieves me of the need to write my own . 


                                  Back on the Road

In May/June I'll be visiting the west Coast of Canada/USA and if I get it together be sending weekly reports from the field, as they say , though in my case it probably will be.So if you happen to see me , do wave or something. I'm having trouble posting to this site if you want to follow me on face book 


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    Annette Begg Wednesday, 07 May 2014

    Tony, you quote an old friend of mine, Les Brown, as your inspiration for your recent birthday ride. I met Les and his wife,Jess, 33 years ago and they regaled my husband and I of their 60 mile bike ride to celebrate Jess' 60th birthday. We live in New Zealand but I am currently in Uk and one of my tasks is to find if Les is still alive or has passed away as we haven't received his wonderful Christmas letter fo a couple or few years. Are you in possession of any relevant information? I would truly appreciate if you could let me know please.

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    Tony Golding Thursday, 08 May 2014

    Hi I heard about Les when someone gave me a copy of Fellowship News ,and I copied his story from that. I tried to contact the magazine but no reply , it must have died, as we all must! If you do come up with anything please get in touch as I would love to meet him too. I have very fond memories of eating and peddling in New Zealand , are you cyclist?

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