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An Audio Book on Spinoza

https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-Spinoza-Problem-Audiobook/1982623918?pf_rd_p=c1f5375f-c1be-4b56-beb4-f2e8f27d8391&pf_rd_r=738R1A7G09781AA7K8Y8&ref=a_pd_Lying-_c5_adblp13npbxx_1_6   My atheist Dad often referred to this philosopher and passed on his book Ethics . But every time I try to read it I’m beaten by the prose . you will find a short extract freely available. I’m posting it because the author Irvin Yallom is very understandable and...
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A really interesting post from Bike Friday my mount for many Zycling Adventures

https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9e17f2965ccbfb0789e7d883b&id=58291ac3bf&e=d57019b3dc   This folding bike from Oregon has given me many wonderful rides
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An Audio look at today’s theme of Life and Death

https://archive.org/details/zapffe-lastmessiah   Though I haven’t read this famous book here’s a taste of it 
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An examination of existential psychotherapy

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.463.4036&rep=rep1&type=pdf   Another look at Life and Death through the mind of psychotherapist. This is the big one , and as i was nearly killed recently by a careless driver , and at the same time having treatment for prostrate cancer , I’ve been rather too close to death . But...
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A film about Life and Death

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sK4ztZ4tzQY   Many years ago i trained as a counsellor, partly from the aftermath of my marriage failure and my own interest in self knowledge. A friend recently announced that she was embarking on a counselling course which got me going once again .I consider zycling very much part of this...
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More from Christian History, Richards meditation

Image credit: Algerian Woman Preparing Couscous (detail), Vincent Manago (1880–1936).   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Two   Action and Contemplation:Part Two       A Quiet RefusalThursday, January 16, 2020   Because Jesus did not directly attack the religious and institutional systems of his...
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Another Adventure Cycling stories

https://mkt.adventurecycling.org/email/view/5e1f3da7920b8708003014   This addition is particularly exciting with a wonderful video
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Today’s meditation, and it’s a really good one , well I think it is !

Image credit: Algerian Woman Preparing Couscous (detail), Vincent Manago (1880–1936).   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Two   Action and Contemplation:Part Two       Radical SolidarityWednesday, January 15, 2020   A contemplative lens is the only frame through which we can recognize and address...
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JAN
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Sam Harris discusses Self

https://mailchi.mp/samharris/new-podcast-rise-fall-757633?e=155e043de5   well his podcast is still freely available and the subject is appropriate to Zycling . Many years ago before I had children , my wife and I spent a weekend at Douglas Harding’s No Head retreat . Though he was an impressive man I felt misjudged. What happened was...
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Today’s meditation

Image credit: Algerian Woman Preparing Couscous (detail), Vincent Manago (1880–1936).   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Two   Action and Contemplation:Part Two       Bigger Than Personal Moral FailureTuesday, January 14, 2020   Contemplation helps us discern what is truly important in the largest,...
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Feet of Clay

Why do people , mostly Men have ‘ Feet of Clay’.    I’m afraid I forgot this item , but it’s still relevant  Origin and meaning Edit The phrase derives from the interpretationof the dream of Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, by the prophet Danielas recounted in the Book of Daniel:[2] Thou, O king, sawest, and behold...
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A Chat with journalist Adam Curtis

Yhttps://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jan/18/adam-curtis-and-vice-director-adam-mckay-on-how-dick-cheney-masterminded-a-rightwing-revolution   Wondering what Adam Curtis , my favourite TV journalist was up to , I came  across this piece on a new film about Dick Cheney .
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Meditation for Monday morning

Image credit: Algerian Woman Preparing Couscous (detail), Vincent Manago (1880–1936).   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Two   Action and Contemplation:Part Two       Dancing PolaritiesMonday, January 13, 2020   The words action and contemplation aptly describe the two dancing polarities of our lives. In classic Christian philosophy,...
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Vivian Stanshall story

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k-ymcdUA6g4   This is was a wonderful period for interesting groups 
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Actor Anthony Hopkins on religion

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=IZNMtCXmgBI&fbclid=IwAR2WLEnP3TgfV_UMctUjskRYpG6WN_KBNITKLvNkLzNRaNBs03A_m5ZhPkc   A friend sent me this clip and he happens to be my favourite actor .
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Germany ; Justice and memory

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3ct03q3   As as I was born just before WW2 I’m a bit obsessed with its legacy, and being Jewish doesn’t help. I often go on Zycling trips there , I’ve even taken my youngest son to a concentration camp .So what’s going on ? This BBC world service documentary attempts...
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Sailor Bob an interesting man

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z949_WPl5wI   I just recieved this link from a very talented artist friend who was part of the Chithurst community, studied nursing and went for an adventure to New Zealand where he keeps me in touch with his life. There are several spiritual teachers who teach retreats and post on the...
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Our daily dose of sanity , meditation

Image credit: The Angelus (detail), Jean-François Millet, 1857–1859, Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Summary: Week One   Action and Contemplation:Part One   January 5 - January 11, 2020     We need both compassionate action and contemplative practice for the spiritual journey. (Sunday) In contemplative practice, the Holy...
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A post from Ajahn Sucitto

http://sucitto.blogspot.com/   Just in case you havent found his Web site I’m taking the liberty of passing on Ajahn Sucitto‘s wise words . He acted as the Abbott at Chithurst for many years and has been as responsible as most for it’s amazing success 
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How important is Befriending in Buddhism?

How important is befriending in Buddhism   Several years ago at a monastery event held in a large tent erected on the lawn by the wild life pond , the only thing I can recall about it was the address by the Abbot at the time Ajahn succito, ,suggested that when we...
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