MAR
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Easter Tip

WA Tip for Easter : Let us Eat Lettuce    Just returned from my Sunday ritual, a walk along the river to the Monastery for lunch and a quick polish of my parents  brass plaque on the bench in the cloisters. Chatting to a friend after the meal, I mentioned my...
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MAR
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Handling Fear

In the precept FEAR ( 5 ) I look at fear around cycling , here is a very complete examination of the subject from my friend who presented Hidden Anger.                        5 Truths about Fear    1) The fear will never...
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MAR
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On Being Competitive

On being competitive  A deeper look at precept ( 6 )   In many ways I think this may be the most difficult one to get to grips with. Anyone who has been following the ups and downs of Lance Armstrong will understand how damaging the need to win can become....
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MAR
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On Being Assertive

On being assertive. A further look at Precept ( 7 ) This isn't going to be a rant on how awful car drivers are to cyclist, no this is going to be sensible advice on using busy narrow roads with a degree of control and safety .   Being assertive means...
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MAR
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Groningen cycling city

http://youtu.be/fv38J7SKH_g
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MAR
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Bricycles Club

                       Life before and after Bricycles   When my marriage fell apart , I turned to my bike and a new cycle came about namely Bricycles the cycle and campaign group of Brighton UK a town by the sea made famous...
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MAR
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Palestinian Solidarity

Palestinian support---Israeli hatred--- Projection---Compassion   I recently spent a day with the Palestinian Solidarity Group in Portsmouth . There was a lovely Middle Eastern lunch laid on for free, prepared by who I imagine were ladies from that area. The program was much as you expect, several presentations of the terrible...
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FEB
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Returning to Lay Life

This is a very interesting Blog and report by a chap I met at Chithurst a couple of years ago . I'm afraid I can't include him with my Interesting Links as I have run out of space .   http://www.orenjaysofer.com/blog/renunciation  
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FEB
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New Zealand on a full tummy

      Down Under in NZ  with a camper , son , girlfriend , and the Brompton. Winter 2009.                                                              ...
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FEB
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Hidden Anger

Hidden Anger   I don't know about you, but I sometime feel down for what appears no apparent reason. Sometime on long rides, particularly last summer in Norway. If your honest and you take notice of your thoughts and how they effect your feelings your begin to see where these moods...
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FEB
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Interesting links/ blogs

Interesting Links---Others Blogs   You will have noticed that on the home page I have listed twelve Links to blogs and sites. I thought I would explain my interest in these and their relevance to ZYCLING .   ADAM CURTIS : he is the "enfant terrible" of Aunty Beeb T V...
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FEB
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Befriending

Dhammapada reflections---Befriending---Ajahn Munindo   In these Blogs I'd like to explore where the Buddha's Verses and the Monks comments enhance and inform the ZYCLING precepts.                            It is hard to find                ...
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Silence

Dhammapada  reflections---Silence--- Ajahn Munindo   In these blogs I'd like to explore where the Buddha's Verses , and the monks comments explain and enrich the ZYCLING Precepts .             Silence does not denote profundity             If you are ignorant and untrained....
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JAN
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Bodhisattva

Bodhisattva
              Try practicing being a BODHISATTVA   Just returned from volunteering to read with children at the primary school in the village. I've done this before, when I worked as a blood donor attendant , on the way to the venue. So in this blog...
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FEB
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Debt and Buddhism

A group of red robed Buddhist monk walking through the street.  A Buddhist and Interfaith Response to Debt Capitalism by Susmita BaruaJanuary 23, 2015 From the perspective of Buddha Dhamma, money that originates as interest-bearing, centralized, privatized debt is harmful, unethical, and delusional. Modern fiat money and the credit system are based on wrong views (tainted mental fabrications) and are taking...
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FEB
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Coincidence or what?

                                            Coincidence or what?   Does everything happen by chance? Or is there a kind of plan or energy that takes shape when we live a life that conforms to a...
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FEB
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Blogging

Blogging----a to b magazine---57 varieties   The chap who manages this blog, stays with me occasionally when he visits the monastery, and he thinks I shouldn't stray away from cycling. And my son when he was visiting pointed out that if I talk about things that people arnt interested or disagree...
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JAN
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J Krishnamurti


http://youtu.be/WEIfMqM5wnM   I first heard the speaker when I lived in Venice Ca. And again at Brockwood Hampshire UK where you can still attend retreats at the visitors centre which is an achitecturial gem. Of course, there are many other videos on utube. If your in the area do visit and...
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JAN
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Auschwitz----Memorial----Retirement Ride

When I retired nearly fifteen years ago, I went on a four month European cycle ride. I visited the battlefields of Flanders, my SERVAS host took me to see the 8pm service at the Menin Gate Ypres the memorial to WW1.Visited the still hostile mood of the Balkans, through the newly...
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JAN
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Allan Watts


Allan Watts was one of my first teachers , there are many items available like this 
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