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Newsletter from Spirit Vine

42e7e31c-4fdf-4764-807a-9fc3c3ab2ed9.png   If you cannot read this email, please click here   Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreats   spiritvineretreats.com   Ayahuasca Ceremonies, Yoga, Spiritual Development Workshops      January 2020 Newsletter Our best wishes for this year - may you grow and go to the next level of consciousness ~ Spirit Vine Team...
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Newsletter from Sangha Seva

https://mailchi.mp/ef5aaacb52b1/lets-escape-to-reality?e=e010c49a7d   Just to remind you that this group is very sincere and committed to helping those who really need a friendly hand. I picked olives in Palestine with them There’s nothing like being with likeminded people , and travelling at the same time . Not for tourist .
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Meditation for today

Image credit: Vendimian of Bythinia (Menologion of Basil II) (detail), Anonymous artist, 981 CE.   No images? Click here         Richard Rohr's Daily Meditation From the Center for Action and Contemplation   Week Three   Action and Contemplation:Part Three       Contemplative ConsciousnessSunday, January 19, 2020   I’ve heard some concerns over the years that contemplation is a practice of “Eastern”...
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Meditation summery of the week

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   Summary: Week Two   Action and Contemplation:Part Two   January 12 - January 17, 2020     In order to become truly prophetic people who go beyond the categories of liberal...
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Another look at Neal Innis , and British humour as we enter the unknown

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=CSch3COnTBo   Ok I’m in my eighties , but I was formed by the postwar generation of funny men, and in those days it was mostly men : the Goons , Monty Python and of course Bonzo do da Band . We’re going to need every bit of that legacy to...
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A Petition: what’s a lone private Citizen to do ?

A PETITION ADDRESSING SPEEDING ON THE A272 and requesting ideas for making our area calmer and safer for everybody Let me introduce myself I’m Anthony Golding the cyclist who nearly lost his life recently , which came at a bad time as I had just started radiotherapy for prostrate cancer After many collisions...
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Meet an amazing cycling family

https://inmagicland.com/about/   I just discovered this cycling family from the latest Bike Friday news , and I’d like to feature them regularly. Please give me feedback about reading cycling adventures other than mine.
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Your meditation for today

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       Love at the CenterFriday, January 17, 2020   When we named the Center for Action and Contemplation, I hoped our...
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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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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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