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Today’s meditation, more from Francis , and the similar emphasis on suffering as the Buddha .

Image credit: St. Francis of Assisi (detail), Jusepe de Ribera, 1642, El Escorial.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Five   Alternative Orthodoxy       A Minority PositionTuesday, February 4, 2020   The best criticism of the bad is the practice of the better. Oppositional energy only...
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Daily meditation

Image credit: St. Francis of Assisi (detail), Jusepe de Ribera, 1642, El Escorial.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Five   Alternative Orthodoxy       Simply Living the GospelMonday, February 3, 2020   The Franciscans found a way to be both very traditional and very revolutionary at the...
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Report from India : A very comprehensive look from a friend , of where India is going

2019/January 2020 Fascism : Wikipedia’s definition: “Fascism is a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and the economy……” Hindu Fascism : the Government’s  agenda for India ? Until recently to say that a kind of Hindu Fascism was on the agenda in India was an exaggeration. No longer. The...
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A conversation on Jordon Peterson and post modern conservatism

https://anchor.fm/ponderingprimates/episodes/S2-E12-Prof--Matthew-McManus-on-Postmodern-Conservatism-and-Jordan-Peterson-eaecl8/a-a1c2jkt
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Today’s meditation, A bit more Christian , but it’s Sunday after all

Image credit: St. Francis of Assisi (detail), Jusepe de Ribera, 1642, El Escorial.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Five   Alternative Orthodoxy       Simply Living the GospelSunday, February 2, 2020   The Rule and the life of the Friars Minor is to simply live the Gospel. —St. Francis of Assisi (1182–1226) [1]   One of the things...
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Today’s meditation : a summary of the week

Image credit: Clearing up, Coast of Sicily (detail), Andreas Achenbach, 1847, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Summary: Week Four   Knowing and Not Knowing   January 26 - February 1, 2020     Alongside all our knowing must be the equal and honest “knowing that I do not know.”...
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Thought of the Day , last one Goodwill

So as we enter a new phase in our islands history this is very appropriate,                            GOODWILL    Recognising the happiness of a warm heart , I aspire to cultivate empathy and compassion. Resisting mind-states  based on fault-finding of...
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M A G must be the most relevant charity for us who live in arms manufacturing countries to support . Princess Di got that one right .

Look at what you made possible... View this email in your browser Donate Your amazing support last year has meant that families can return to their homes near Mount Sinjar, Iraq. “MAG teams came to do clearance here – I was so, so happy. Because of this, other people started...
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Thought of the day 8

Thought of the Day 8                     EQUANIMITY ,  STABILITY OF  HEART Recognizing the peace of even-minded acceptance, I aspire to let sickness and health, blame and praise, failure and accomplishment flow through my awareness  without getting distracted by them.
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Today’s meditation and love wins , interestingly Love in sports is nothing , but in zen that could be No thing and love , of course isn’t a thing . Well with that thought I’ll retire to bed.

Image credit: Clearing up, Coast of Sicily (detail), Andreas Achenbach, 1847, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Four   Knowing and Not Knowing       Love: The Highest Form of KnowingFriday, January 31, 2020   My good friend, Franciscan sister and scientist Ilia Delio, has written...
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Radio to sleep to

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p081lz6c
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Eurovelo 6 The Rivers Route

https://en.eurovelo.com/ev6   I thought i‘d post this amazing ride , just to remind those cyclist who are looking for a bit of adventure and are  considering visiting the continent before we sink into the sea. Don’t have to rush this one , there’s often a railway following the river , if...
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Today’s meditation

Image credit: Clearing up, Coast of Sicily (detail), Andreas Achenbach, 1847, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Four   Knowing and Not Knowing       God Cannot Be ThoughtThursday, January 30, 2020   Augustinian priest Fr. Martin Laird is an author, retreat leader, and professor of early Christian studies...
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Thought of the Day 7

Thought of the Day 7                            ENERGY Recognising my capacity for vigour. Or for distraction and lethargy, I aspire to use my energy for my long-term Benefit and for the welfare of others.
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Bike Fridays’s New Electric Cargo Bike

https://us12.campaign-archive.com/?u=9e17f2965ccbfb0789e7d883b&id=fbd58e88c3&e=d57019b3dc   Though im completely happy with the Tern , I just received this from my old favourite bike makers . It is probably cheaper to fly to Vancouver via AirTransat and Train to Oregon and as they usually collapse bring it back . As you have used it, there may...
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Indian Schools : A very a worthwhile Charity

Dear Friends of Dhrubotara,   The combined sports event took place at Makhalpur on 26th January. It was scheduled to happen on a field at Joihoripur for the first time, on 23rd January, but due to the rough condition of the field it was moved - both the venue and...
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Buddhist Teachings from Worldwide Insight

https://www.worldwideinsight.org/martin-aylward-26-01-2020/   Though i I don’t subscribe to this web site ( I get enough by reading and listening at the monastery) they do send me stuff
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Today’s meditation

Image credit: Clearing up, Coast of Sicily (detail), Andreas Achenbach, 1847, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Four   Knowing and Not Knowing       The Cloud of UnknowingWednesday, January 29, 2020   God, it seems, cannot really be known, but only related to. Or,...
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Thought of the Day 6

Thought of the Day 6                    CLARITY. WISDOM Recognising the skill of clarity, I aspire to check my assumptions with Awareness and careful reflection, and thereby arrive at an unbiased understanding.
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Conversation with Sam Harris , shortened version

https://samharris.org/podcasts/183-january-28-2020/?utm_source=Sam+Harris+Newsletter&utm_campaign=0d9a67953b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_28_12_51_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f1c2a2c9db-0d9a67953b-207183329&mc_cid=0d9a67953b&mc_eid=155e043de5
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