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Yesterday Satya and I chanted Namo Amida Bu for seven hours continuously. Throughout the day we were joined by various Sangha members and friends who braved the snow. At nine o clock yesterday morning, after sliding on icy roads to the venue, I wondered if it might just be the two of us there, but nine other people came through the doors.…Continue
Fiona (UK Order member, and soon to be Gankonin) is giving her novel 'Small Kindnesses' away today on the Kindle. We get something from this too, as a high chart position today helps us when we start charging for the novel again, but you get something too - a wonderfully written story...
I'm sitting surrounded by packing boxes, and the scent of cleaning products hangs in the air. We are moving house on Tuesday.
It's a strange process, a rush of activity three months ago when we realised that we could get a mortgage, after all. We dived into the local estate agents and saw half a dozen properties. A week or so and some negotiating later we had an offer accepted on a property about 20 minutes walk from where we are renting at the moment.
Then weeks of nothing,…Continue
Those of you that are Facebook or Twitter friends with me will have seen this already, but I suddenly thought there will be people here what I don't know on those forums - and that I should share this news with...
Fiona Robyn (my wife, and a member of the Amida Order) has just released her fourth novel, and…Continue
I have been thinking a great deal about Other Power recently. An idea that I have been calling Radical Other Power. An idea that is a step beyond how I usually frame my experience of the world.
I have usually thought of Other Power as something which calls to me, a guide if you like, rather than an active agent in this world. Other Power tells me I am okay, just as I am, that I am loved. Other Power tells me to love, but leaves me to figure out the best way to do…Continue