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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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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       Ours to DoSunday, January 12, 2020   I founded the Center for Action and Contemplation more than thirty years ago...
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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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JAN
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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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JAN
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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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The Snape Maltings Experience

https://r1.dmtrk.net/41N2-12IEL-7F5Q4VY279/cr.aspx   If if you haven’t enjoyed this beautiful venue nows the time . There is an excellent YHA 2 miles away where you can camp in the garden , but the accommodation is excellent . There are special offers for a performance if your prepared to queue in the morning....
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Class a personal story

Short Story.      About Class.   My personal experience Let me begin with rather a sad tale. In many ways I was very lucky in the secondary school I attended. I was given a rather hard time in the primary, this was the 1948 and British solders were being blown up in Palestine,...
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JAN
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Sacred Silence 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   Week One   Action and Contemplation:Part One       Sacred SilenceThursday, January 9, 2020   Most of us who live in a capitalist culture, where everything is about competing...
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BBC outlook an inspired story

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csyhzh   This series is always worth a listen listen and the pianist story is great 
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JAN
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Sustrans Stories from 2019

https://sustrans-info.org.uk/6EB-6NYFO-569UF4F76E/cr.aspx?v=1   If if you are a cyclist I urge you to join this organisation to help improve our cycling experience.
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Inner silence 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   Week One   Action and Contemplation:Part One       Inner SilenceWednesday, January 8, 2020   Silence is not the absence of being; it is a kind of being itself....
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Today’s meditation on silence

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   Week One   Action and Contemplation:Part One       Silence, the Great TeacherTuesday, January 7, 2020   It seems like our society is at a low point in terms...
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Animal Farm read by Timothy West

https://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video/Literature/European-Classics/Animal-Farm/4896   Sometimes just listening can be a different experience 
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Wonderful movie of a classic tale

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cGzRf0Ow1qU   Animal Farm is a story about the corruption of greed and power presented here wonderfully 
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JAN
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Today’s 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   Week One   Action and Contemplation:Part One       An Embarrassing SilenceMonday, January 6, 2020   When I first learned contemplation in my Franciscan novitiate, I was taught a...
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The wonderful Neil Innes

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=zL6R0dKoqAQ   With the passing of this lovely man , closes an important era of my life . The Bonzo Dog Band was one of the things that kept me in touch with my British roots when I lived in LA . a sense of humour  is so vital when you...
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