A Sheaf of Poems

Dear Friends I am writing from a place I never seriously imagined before these Covid-19 times. The normalisation of social distancing, lock-down, unrequested retreat, and a prolonged plunge – an eternal diving – deep into the unknowing and unknowable not-knowingness of everything taken for granted; this interweaving of worlds, revealed ever more starkly as fragile, … Continue reading A Sheaf of Poems

Cultivating Healthy Community: towards a universal sangha

We are bombarded daily by reports of conflict, atrocities and proliferating social dysfunction. Surely many of us must be asking what, if anything, we can do about this nightmarish situation. The following essay is extracted from my e-book, "Sangha Work".  Re-reading it the other day I felt it is as relevant today as it was … Continue reading Cultivating Healthy Community: towards a universal sangha

Future Dharma Worth Supporting: a vision of immeasurable wisdom and compassion

I remember studying with the Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche in 1970. What attracted me was his alive presence, his breadth of knowledge and the immensity of view he continually revealed to us. Around that time, his book "The Vision" was published. Drawing on traditions of Christianity, Buddhism, Jungian psychology, science and sociology, he sketched out an … Continue reading Future Dharma Worth Supporting: a vision of immeasurable wisdom and compassion